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1 Write Into the Day March 20, 2014 p paragraph: Today marks the first day of spring. What is your favorite season and why?

2 1st, 3rd, & 5th block- From yesterday After watching/reading the short version of The Boy in the Striped Pajamas, answer the following on p. 69 of your day book (copy the questions): 1. How does it relate to your own life? 2. How does it relate to Anne Frank’s story? 3. How does it reflect on the world?

3 Classroom update From now on, please put all make-up/late work into the folder on the bulletin board that says “Late Work”

4 Grades/Missing Work Is there anyone that I haven’t had the chance to fill them in on their grade and missing work? Raise your hand. If I haven’t, while we are doing individual work today, I will let you know

5 NOTES Please copy the following slides for grammar notes

6 Grammar:Compound Subjects & Agreement- Under warm-up Subjects joined by “and” usually take a plural verb Most compound subjects joined by “and” name more than one person or thing and take plural verbs Example: Antonia Brico and Sarah Caldwell are famous conductors. More than one person are listed as conductors.

7 Choosing Verbs That Agree in Number with Compound Subjects (just write the answers) Identify the compound subject in the sentence below as singular or plural. Then choose the form of the verb that agrees with the compound subject. 1. Cleo and Pam (is, are) here. 2. March and April (is, are) windy months. 3. The mechanic and shop owner (is, are) preparing his estimate. 4. The Bulldogs and the Pirates (plays, play) in the finals today. 5. Red beans and rice (is, are) my favorite Cajun dish.

8 Answers 1. Cleo and Pam (is, are) here. (plural-are) 2. March and April (is, are) windy months. (plural-are) 3. The mechanic and shop owner (is, are) preparing his estimate. (singular-is) 4. The Bulldogs and the Pirates (plays, play) in the finals today.(plural- play) 5. Red beans and rice (is, are) my favorite Cajun dish.(singular-is)

9 Note Singular subjects joined by “or” or “nor” take a singular verb. Plural subjects joined by “or’ or “nor” take a plural verb Example: A pen or a pencil is needed for this test.

10 Last one: Continued… When a singular subject and a plural subject are joined by “or” or “nor”, the verb agrees with the subject nearer the verb Example: Neither the manager nor the employees want to close the store early.

11 UpFront Magazine: Should a Hated Word Be Banned? Read the article “Should a Hated Word Be Banned” on p of the UpFront magazine After reading, glue in the half sheet on p. 71 and answer the questions on p of your day book, answer: Top 1-6 Bottom 1-3 Bottom essay-3 paragraphs) When you finish, return the magazines to my desk. If you finish before class is over, please work on missing/make-up work, homework, or read…


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