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1 British Literature / AP Language and Composition April 17, 2008

2 Agenda: 1.Turn in your 30-week assessment packet. 2.Review Tuesday’s “Exit Slip.” 3.Peer conference regarding the ACT essay sample. I will check-in your essays while you peer conference week assessment packet ACT English and Reading answers – What strategies did you use? Based on how you did, what strategies do you need to review? 4. Homework: 30-week assessment packet English and Reading sections.

3 1. According to the American Dental Association and its’ affiliated dentists, everyone should floss their teeth daily in order to protect against plaque build-up and tooth decay. A. NO CHANGE B. and it’s C. and its D. and, its

4 1. According to the American Dental Association and its’ affiliated dentists, everyone should floss their teeth... A. NO CHANGE – its’ is not a word in the English language! B. and it’s – it is C. and its – possessive D. and, its – no comma needed

5 2. According to the American Dental Association and its’ affiliated dentists, everyone should floss their teeth daily in order to protect against plaque build-up and tooth decay. A. NO CHANGE B. floss your teeth C. floss his or her teeth D. floss there teeth

6 2. …everyone should floss their teeth daily in order to protect against plaque build-up and tooth decay. Identify whose teeth should be flossed – LOOK LEFT! A. NO CHANGE – their = plural B. floss your teeth—everyone should not floss my teeth. Gross. C. floss his or her teeth–singular D. floss there teeth – there = location

7 3. Daylight savings can have negative effects on adults and children alike, so parents should be mindful of keeping their childrens’ routines as normal as possible. A. NO CHANGE B. alike so parents C. alike: so parents D. alike; so parents

8 3. Daylight savings can have negative effects on adults and children alike, so parents should be mindful of keeping their childrens’ routines as normal as possible. A. NO CHANGE -, BOYSFAN B. alike so parents – GO C. alike: so parents - GO D. alike; so parents - ; + BOYSFAN

9 4. Daylight savings can have negative effects on adults and children alike, so parents should be mindful of keeping their childrens’ routines as normal as possible. A. NO CHANGE B. their childrens routines C. their childs’ routines D. their children’s routines

10 4. …so parents should be mindful of keeping their childrens’ routines as normal as possible. A. NO CHANGE-children = plural B. their childrens routines-needs to show possessive C. their childs’ routines-child is singular D. their children’s routines-add ‘s to words that are already plural

11 5. The surface of the lake was so serene that Narcissus could see himself perfectly reflected in it. Identify the meaning of the underlined word. A. calm–plug into a sentence B. translucent – means see-through NO C. mirror-like – tempting, but NO D. appealing - NO

12 6. Angela was dubious about the company’s claims that she could lost 10 pounds a week, but she bought the FatBuster pills anyway. She didn’t lose a pound. Treat this like a thumb rule question. How does Angela feel about the FatBuster pills? A. excited  B. nervous  C. doubtful D. devastated 

13 Peer Edit Session: Using your knowledge of the ACT Writing Score Guide and the sample ACT essays, you are to score your partner’s essay as well as your own. Use the checklist provided to identify strengths and weaknesses in your partner’s essay.


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