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Day 1 Capitalization of geographic area Use of commas with a split quotation Correct capitalization in a split quotation The west was full of promise for.

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1 Day 1 Capitalization of geographic area Use of commas with a split quotation Correct capitalization in a split quotation The west was full of promise for women. “I felt a secret joy” an Oregon pioneer woman declared “In being able to have the power to get things going.”

2 Day 1 The West was full of promise for women. Capitalization of geographic area “I felt a secret joy,” an Oregon pioneer woman declared, “in being able to have the power to get things going.” Use of commas with a split quotation Correct capitalization in a split quotation

3 Day 2 Many women yearned to throw off the convention of society and simply be theirselves. A pioneer woman wrote, “I enjoyed riding horses wearing divided skirts. Use of correct form of reflexive pronoun Correction of misplaced phrase Inclusion of closing quotation marks

4 Day 2 Many women yearned to throw off the convention of society and simply be themselves. Use of correct form of reflexive pronoun A pioneer woman wrote, “Wearing divided skirts, I enjoyed riding horses.” Correction of misplaced phrase Inclusion of closing quotation marks

5 Day 3 Formation of plural possessive Use of adverb to modify an adjective Subject and verb agreement Use of colon before a list The pioneers hardships were real awesome dust storms, blizzards, drought, illness, and dawn-to-dark labor in home and field. For women there was the added responsibilities of bearing and raising children.

6 Day 3 The pioneers’ hardships were really awesome: dust storms, blizzards, drought, illness, and dawn-to-dark labor in home and field. Formation of plural possessive Use of adverb to modify an adjective Use of colon before a list For women there were the added responsibilities of bearing and raising children. Subject and verb agreement

7 Day 4 By the way pioneer women begun setting up schools, libraries, and discussion groups as soon as they arrived. In Nebraska, a schoolmaam had to show good moral character before she could receive her teaching certificate. Correct past form of irregular verb Use of apostrophe to show omitted letters Use of comma to set off parenthetical phrase

8 Day 4 By the way, pioneer women began setting up schools, libraries, and discussion groups as soon as they arrived. Use of comma to set off parenthetical phrase Correct past form of irregular verb In Nebraska, a schoolma’am had to show good moral character before she could receive her teaching certificate. Use apostrophe to show omitted letters

9 Day 5 Correction of sentence fragment Correct spelling of homophones Elimination of colon between verb and complement Use of semicolon to correct run-on sentence Pioneer women knew there were many opportunities in a variety of exciting fields. Because of the amazing growth of frontier towns. Few women were idol many became : shopkeepers, barbers, photographers, pawnbrokers, and teachers.

10 Day 5 Because of the amazing growth of frontier towns, pioneer women knew there were many opportunities in a variety of exciting fields. Correction of sentence fragment : Few women were idle; many became shopkeepers, barbers, photographers, pawnbrokers, and teachers. Correct spelling of homophones Use of semicolon to correct run-on sentence Elimination of colon between verb and complement ____


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