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Identify the following vocabulary words by filling in the spaces. Copy the definitions 1. H_ _ _ hty: arrogantly superior 2. In _ _ _ _ _ _: wanting to avoid activity 3. Sc_ _ _i _ ize: examine or inspect closely. 4. A_ _a _ _ e: friendly, good-natured. 5. C _ nj _ _ _ _ _ _: an opinion or conclusion formed on the basis of incorrect information. Identify and define the remaining vocabulary words to the best of your knowledge!. BR 3: vocabulary review 1/9/14
Draw a large circle into your notebook and ‘slice’ it into fifths. Copy the following synonyms and match them to your vocabulary words in each slice. 1.examine - investigate - inspect – scan. 2.lazy - idle - sluggish - slothful - slack. 3.guess - presumption – assumption. 4.arrogant - proud - supercilious –uppish. 5.amiable - kind - polite - friendly- courteous Bell-ringer 4: vocabulary review 1/13/14
Copy the following sentences and complete them using the vocabulary bank. A.HaughtyB. Incongruous C. Infatuation D. IndolentE. interminableF. Ingenuity 1. There was a __________ sight of water next to a vast desert. 2. Lauren could be a real ' prima donna ' and very ___________ at times but she was very much loved. 3. I was looking for an interior designer of great __________to decorate my new house. Bell-ringer 5: vocabulary review 1/14/14
Copy and match the vocabulary words for today’s quiz to the sentences/definitions: 1. to be out of place is to be ____________ 2. to have an arrogant, supercilious attitude is to be _____________ 3. To be clearly stated is to be ____________ 4. An endless meeting can be described as ______________ 5. Albert Einstein, Leonardo Da’Vinci, and Mark Zuckerberg can all be described as having __________. 6. To be lazy is to be ____________ 7. To examine thoroughly is to _____________. 8. An assumption is also a ________________ 9. A friendly person can be described as ___________ 10. To have an obsession and passion for something or someone is to have an ______________ with them. Bell-ringer 7: final review of vocab. 1/16
Bell-ringer 3: Understanding Parallelism 1/17/14 Copy the following definition of parallelism: Parallelism involves writing balanced sentences. Two or more ideas that are logically related should be expressed in grammatically similar constructions. Copy the following sentences and circle the similar ideas: 1.Sally loves to go hiking, swimming and running 2.I need to decorate a cake, bake a pie and prepare a stew. 3.The basketball players value honesty, punctuality and positivity in their coach.
Bell-ringer activity: applying understanding of parallelism 1/27 Copy the following rule for parallelism: Rule #1 Parallel Structure should be used when elements are joined by coordinating conjunctions: Example: Incorrect: I am allergic to the dog’s hair and how it smells. Correct: I am allergic to the dog’s hair and its smell. Copy the following sentences and correct the errors in parallelism: 1. When the weather outside is cold and getting windy, I like to be indoors. 2. Students like to sleep, relax and to watch TV during the summer.
Bell-ringer: Applying the rules of parallelism 1/28 Copy the following rule for parallelism: Rule #2 Parallel Structure should be used when comparing or contrasting elements (A is better than B – X is less than Y): Example: Incorrect: James enjoys reading more than to write. Correct: James enjoys reading more than writing. Copy the following sentences and correct the errors in parallelism: 1. I have always enjoyed reading the book more than to watch the movie. 2. Professor Jensen was neither a good lecturer nor skilled at grading.
BR: Understanding Parallelism 2/3/14 Copy the following rule for parallelism: Rule #3 Parallel Structure should be used when writing elements/ideas in the form of a list or a series: Example: Incorrect : The class valued respect, honesty, and being on time in a teacher. Correct: The class valued respect, honesty, and promptness in a teacher. Copy the following sentences and correct the errors in parallelism: 1. Justin was excited about inviting friends over, eating a good meal, and to play a game of cards. 2. Bob performs his tasks quickly, willingly, and with accuracy.
Bell-ringer activity: review of parallelism 2/4/14 Instructions: now that you are familiar with the three rules of parallelism, copy the following sentences and correct errors of parallelism in the sentences: 1.It’s essential that I meditate after a stressful day at work as it helps me to unwind, decompress and to fall asleep at night. 2.Elizabeth and Sterling’s quarrel was loud and intense! They prefer to argue their views more than discussing them. 3.Peasants were responsible for tilling, seeding and to harvest their farm land.
Bell-ringer: brainstorming a parody skit Draw the following on a sheet of paper and brainstorm the key ingredients to a successful parody skit!
BR: Verb tenses review 2/11 Tense indicates the time of an action or condition. The basic verb tenses are present, past and future. Write three sentences using the following verbs and tenses. 1.To sing (future tense) 2.To bake (past tense) 3.To study (present tense)
Bell-ringer: understanding perfect tenses 2/11 Copy the following definition: The perfect tenses indicate that an action was completed at some time in the past, or will be completed at a specific time in the future. Example: I will have been writing my paper for hours when the clock strikes ten! Practice: Underline the phrase containing perfect tense. 1.I have been cleaning my room since Tuesday. 2.She had been shopping for two hours by the time we met for lunch.
Bell-ringer: Understanding Progressive Tense 2/17 Copy the following definition: The present progressive form of a verb expresses action or a condition that is continuing in the present. Example: I am running now Practice 1.He ___________(swim) in the pool. (present) 2.The rain ___________ when we got home (past tense) 3.The grass _____________faster in the summertime (future)
Bell-ringer: Understanding Progressive Tense 2/18 (6 th ) Copy the following definition: The present progressive form of a verb expresses action or a condition that is continuing in the present. Example: I am running now Practice 1.He ___________(swim) in the pool. (present) 2.The rain ___________ when we got home (past tense) 3.The grass _____________faster in the summertime (future)
Bell-ringer: Review of Progressive tense 2/18 Instructions: copy the following sentences and change the basic tense to progressive tense. 1. Sean plays computer games. 2. The horses trotted around the track. 3. This machine worked yesterday. 4. Serena hurried to her dance class. 5. Harry and Sally take piano lessons.
Bell-ringer: review of progressive tense 2/19 Instructions: copy the following sentences and change the basic tense to future progressive tense. 1. The Ryans vacation at the beach. 2. Sharon and Joel cleaned the garage. 3.Courtney visits her grandmother. 4. I watch television with my best friend. 5.Billy typed a letter to his cousin.
BR: Reviewing Future Progressive Tense 2/20 The FUTURE PROGRESSIVE TENSE indicates continuing action, something that will be happening, going on, at some point in the future. This tense is formed with "will" plus "be," plus the present participle of the verb (with an -ing ending) Example: – I will be running in next year's Boston Marathon. Copy the following sentences and use the future progressive tense:
* An infinitive phrase will begin with an infinitive [to + simple form of the verb]. It will include objects and/or modifiers. Here are some examples:infinitivemodifiers To smash a spider To kick the ball past the dazed goalie Copy and correct sentences 1 and 2 below: 1. Guilliver’s Travels was meant to in the form of a fanciful story satirize English beliefs and practices. 2. As Jonathan Swift points out, it is difficult to even when the evidence is overwhelming convince some people. Bell-ringer: infinitives 1/28/14