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Day 1 Use of commas with nonrestrictive appositive Use of apostrophes to show joint possession Correct past form of irregular verb Louise Erdrich author.

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1 Day 1 Use of commas with nonrestrictive appositive Use of apostrophes to show joint possession Correct past form of irregular verb Louise Erdrich author of the novel Love Medicine was born in the small town of Little Falls, Minnesota. Erdrich was her mother and fathers eldest child--a child who knowed from an early age that she loved to write.

2 Day 1 Louise Erdrich, author of the novel Love Medicine, was born in the small town of Little Falls, Minnesota. Use of commas with nonrestrictive appositive Erdrich was her mother and father’s eldest child--a child who knew from an early age that she loved to write. Use of apostrophes to show joint possession Correct past form of irregular verb

3 Day 2 Revision of stringy sentence Capitalization of name of institution Spelling: homophones Erdrich is a Chippewa, and she did not have any special awareness of her heritage, and she entered the Native American Studies Program at Dartmouth college. By 1972, Erdrich’s ideas about her background began to altar.

4 Day 2 Although Erdrich is a Chippewa, she did not have any special awareness of her heritage until she entered the Native American Studies Program at Dartmouth College. Revision of stringy sentence Capitalization of name of institution By 1972, Erdrich’s ideas about her background began to alter. Spelling: homophones

5 Day 3 Correct pronoun case Correct capitalization in name of school course Revision of wordy sentence Michael Dorris, who critics had already praised highly, was Erdrich’s english teacher at Dartmouth College. What I want to say is that the Native American Studies Program and Dorris provided the support Erdrich needed to begin her writing career.

6 Day 3 Michael Dorris, whom critics had already praised highly, was Erdrich’s English teacher at Dartmouth College. Correct pronoun case Correct capitalization in name of school course What I want to say is that The Native American Studies Program and Dorris provided the supporting Erdrich needed to begin her writing career. Revision of wordy sentence ______________________

7 Day 4 Combining sentences Elimination of and at the beginning of sentence Capitalization of proper adjective Correct use of pronoun after as Erdrich and Dorris fell in love. And they married and started a family. The couple has adopted several native american children and supported many native american programs; few people are as generous as them.

8 Day 4 Erdrich and Dorris fell in love, married, and started a family. Combining sentences Elimination of and at beginning of sentence The couple has adopted several Native American children and supported many Native American programs; few people are as generous as they. Capitalization of proper adjective Correct use of pronoun after as

9 Day 5 Use of underlining or italics with title of book Use of apostrophe to show joint possession Use of appositive to combine sentences Punctuation of complete sentence in parentheses Erdrich and Dorris wrote a book together, The Crown of Columbus. This book gives a Native American perspective to the story of Columbus. I enjoyed reading this book. (some people think this book should be required reading.)

10 Day 5 Erdrich and Dorris’s book, The Crown of Columbus, gives a Native American perspective to the story of Columbus. Use of apostrophe to show join possession Use of underlining or italics with title of book Use of appositive to combine sentences I enjoyed reading this book. (Some people think this book should be required reading.) Punctuation of complete sentence in parentheses


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