3 DBW(Daily Bell Work) for 9/3-4/14 Focus on Sentence Fragments Exercise: Choose the sentence that is not a fragment: 1.Mrs. Blanco gone to visit her mother at the hospital. 2. Finding a parking space there is usually easy during the week. 3. Driving in the city during the evening rush hour. Rule: A sentence fragment fails to be a sentence because it cannot stand by itself. It does not contain even one independent clause.
4 DBW(Daily Bell Work) for 9/5 &8/14 Focus on Sentence Fragments Exercise: Choose the sentence that is not a fragment: 4. To apply for a job a the new store in the mall. 5. Asking the interviewer how often he would have to work on weekends. 6. Shaking his new boss’s hand, Tony knew he would like working there. Rule: A sentence fragment fails to be a sentence because it cannot stand by itself. It does not contain even one independent clause.
5 DBW(Daily Bell Work)Exercise: 11. Blue Ivy and Jay-Z, of the famed Carter family, sat next to Kelly Rowland during the Video Music Awards. Step One: Find the verb of the first sentence and label it. Step Two: Use the verb to find the subject of the sentence. Step Three: Is there subject/verb agreement? Why or why not? Step Four: Infer why Mr. Carter and his daughter sat next to Rowland. Rule: A singular subject takes a singular verb, whereas a plural subject takes a plural verb. Rule: Find the verb first, and then find the subject. Rule: The word that follows “of” can’t be the subject.
6 DVW (Daily Vocabulary Work) 16. Censure – To criticize harshly.17. Circuitous – Indirect, roundabout.18. Clairvoyant – Able to see the future.19. Collaborate – To work together.20. Compassion – Sympathy, mercy.Use individual whiteboards and markers to write five original sentences in which vocabulary words are used correctly. Be prepared to share with whole group.
7 NotesFlashback – Occurs in literature when character is in the present, but a past incident recurs or is remembered. Flash-forward – Occurs in literature when character is in the present, but a future incident occurs. Foreshadowing – Hinting at a possible outcome in the future. Chronological Order – A plot arranged in the order of time.
8 Steinbeck Bio/Intro to Of Mice and Men “If you’re in trouble, or hurt or need – go to the poor people. They’re the only ones that’ll help – the only ones.” “Ideas are like rabbits. You get a couple and learn how to handle them, and pretty soon you have a dozen.”Nobel Prize for body of workPulitzer Prize for The Grapes of Wrath“Man is the only kind of varmint sets his own trap, baits it, then steps in it.”
9 Chapter 1 Questions How are George and Lennie different? Why does Lennie have a dead mouse?To where are the pair headed?What advice does George give Lennie?What dream do the two men share?6. What is Lennie’s history with mice? 7. What does George tell Lennie to do if there is trouble? 8. Use the text to draw inferences about George. 9. Use the text to draw inferences about Lennie. 10. Are plot moving devices used? Provide evidence.
10 Start “The Fight”There are 18 major events in the story that move the plot forward.Create a story chain with 18 linksAs we read the story, use a pencil to mark summaries of the 18 events within the links.Your quiz score on the story and your completed story chain will create an entrance slip into a Socratic Seminar about the story.Your class will select :Question ModeratorParticipation Maximizer/EncouragerParticipation Minimizer