ELA-A Homework: Quiz on Act I Thursday April 9 th, and Hannukah Gift due Friday April 10 th Materials: WNB, assignment book, pencil, SSR book Agenda: Warm-Up: Review Vocabulary Homework & Scene 5 questions Lesson: What are the forms of Irony? Cause and Effect in the Annex Swat review Closure: Scan your study guide, what is one question you need to ask Mrs. Wingerter about because you do not know the answer? Unit Essential Question: How do the choices and actions of characters reveal their personalities? How does the evaluation of past events help us to make future choices? Learning Targets: I can discuss the significance of historical context on a story. I can recognize cause and effect relationships within a text. I can recognize irony..
ELA-8 Homework: Materials: Assignment book, WNB, independent/SSR book Agenda: Warm-Up: Writer’s Notebook Prompt Lesson—Part 1: Correcting Shifts in Verb Tense PSSA grammar practice Part 2: “Stop the Sun” page 17 Closure: How does the quote fit into our Rules to Live By Unit and with this story? Unit Essential Questions: What do we learn from our differences? Learning Targets: I can recognize how characters interact and are shaped by their differences. I can analyze text. I can recognize and correct shifts in verb tense.
SHIFTS IN VERB TENSE A tense of a verb indicates when an action takes place. When you write it is important to keep your tenses as consistent as possible. Avoid shifting tenses when relating a sequence of events. Incorrect: We the closet door, and suddenly something past us.openedflies Correct: We opened the closet door, and suddenly something flew past us. past present past
CORRECT ANY SHIFTS IN TENSE IN THE FOLLOWING PARAGRAPH 1. Modern baseball was once named town ball. 2. It first become popular in the United States in the 1830s. 3. Wooden stakes are the bases, and the playing field is square. 4. A pitcher is called a feeder, and a batter was called a striker. 5. After a batter hits the ball, he runs clockwise. 6. After a feeder catches the ball, he tried to get a runner out by hitting him with the ball. 7. In the early days of baseball, balls are soft and are made by winding yarn around a piece of rubber.
CORRECTING SHIFTS IN TENSE 1. Modern baseball was once named town ball. 2. It first became popular in the United States in the 1830s. 3. Wooden stakes were the bases, and the playing field was square. 4. A pitcher was called a feeder, and a batter was called a striker. 5. After a batter hit the ball, he ran clockwise. 6. After a feeder caught the ball, he tried to get a runner out by hitting him with the ball. 7. In the early days of baseball, balls were soft and were made by winding yarn around a piece of rubber.
(1) I always read the front section of the newspaper first, especially on Sundays. (2) Although I find it tempting to read the sports page or the comics first, I purposely do not do so. (3) My current events teacher had taught the class that it is crucial for an 8th grader to be aware of events in the town, the USA, and the world. (4) We were told by her that we need to read the front page of the paper every day. Read the paragraph. Which sentence contains an unnecessary shift in the voice of the verb? A. sentence 1 B. sentence 2 C. sentence 3 D. sentence 4 had been told by her
The bee hummingbird would be an amazing creature at any size; however, it will always be known for its size, which was quite small. If you were to place a bee hummingbird on one side of a scale and a paper clip on the other side, the paper clip would weigh more than the hummingbird. Read the paragraph. Which underlined word or words should be changed to correct the inappropriate shift in verb tense? A. would be B. was C. were D. would weigh is
WHAT DOES THIS QUOTE MEAN? HOW DOES IT CONNECT TO OUR UNIT & THE STORY? “It is easier to fight for our principles than to live up to them.” -Alfred Adler, Austrian Psychiatrist and author of Understanding Human Nature
ELA-B Homework: Finish reading chapter 13 if needed Agenda: Warm Up: Review chapter 12 questions Lesson: Pritchard Boys Update & Review Billy Character Chart Close Reading in Groups of chapter 13 Essential Question: What do our choices reveal about our true character? Learning Targets: I can review key elements of plot. I can discuss the plot line and characters in a fiction text. I can analyze the characterization of a text.