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+ 7 th Grade English Subordinating Conjunctions March 3, 2014- March 7, 2014
+ Monday, March 3, 2014 Snow Day Fill in the blank with the appropriate WOW. It is ______________ to tell your parents if your plans change when you are out. It would ______________ you to stay on task on your digital device. Coordinating Conjunctions are _____________ to recognize when diagramming. Word of the Week Exam, Friday March 7, 2014. Be sure to bring Touching Spirit Bear by Ben Mikaelsen next Monday, March 10, 2014 To revise and edit informative essay for language, style, and conventions. Prior SkillsLearning Goals
+ Assignment- Answer the following questions. Language and Style Did I use precise words? Are my words descriptive Did I use an action verb for at least the first and last sentence of every paragraph? Did I write in a formal style and not a conversational one with slang? Are all sentences written in the active voice and not passive? The candle was lit by Mrs. Caple (passive). Conventions Does my writing demonstrate proper use of grammar? Have I corrected all spelling and capitalization errors? Have I checked my writing for any punctuation errors? Is the meaning of every sentence crystal clear the first time I read it? Do I have my Works Cite Page complete? Have I given credit to all information in my essay by citing the source properly at the end of each sentence or paragraph?
+ Closing What is a writing skill that you learned from writing an informative essay?
+ Wednesday, March 5, 2014 Fill in the blank with the appropriate WOW. It is ______________ to tell your parents if your plans change when you are out. It would ______________ you to stay on task on your digital device. Coordinating Conjunctions are _____________ to recognize when diagramming. Write a sentence using an action verb, direct object, and indirect object. Write a sentence using a linking verb. Informative Essay due 11:59 pm Sunday, March 9 th Word of the Week and Informative Writing Exam is Monday, March 10, 2014. Bring Touching Spirit Bear by Ben Mikaelsen next Monday, March 10, 2014 Word of the Week Define and recognize clauses and phrases Define and recognize the difference between independent and dependent clauses. Practice Prior SkillsLearning Goal
+ Word of theWeek laud (v) to praise laudable (adj) praiseworthy. I lauded the students for making "A's" on the exam.Making all "A's" on your report card is more laudable than winning the game.
+ Access Prior Knowledge The key elements of an introductory paragraph are ____________, __________________ and ______________. Three examples of grabbers are _______________, _________________, and __________________. To be effective a thesis statement must contain _______________, ____________, and an __________________. ____________________ is the analogy Mrs. Caple used in class for the thesis statement? The thesis should be located in the ____________________ sentence of the first paragraph and the ______________________ sentence of the last paragraph. A body paragraph must contain a _____________________ sentence and ___________________ details. ______________, ____________________, and an ________________ verb must be included in a topic sentence. The closing paragraph consists of _________________ restated, 2-3 ________________________ sentences, and the _________________________. Three examples of a clincher are ________________________, _____________________, and ___________________________. Informative Writing
+ Access Prior Knowledge Parts of a Sentence A complete sentence is an _______________ clause. This means it can stand on its own. It contains a subject, verb and makes a complete _______________. Example: John is in a conundrum about which college to attend.
+ Clauses Clause: Before I eat As soon as we leave Until I arrive home Phrase: After school On the table Between the lines A clause has a subject and a verb and a phrase does not.
+ Clauses An independent clause I swim. I ran home fast. A dependent and a independent clauses Before I eat, I swim. After I brush my teeth, I go to bed. Two independent clauses I swim, and I run. I am an athlete, yet I earn straight “A’s.” It cannot be made up of two dependent clauses. Before I swim before I eat. (Wrong) When I arrive home. Sentences can be made up of the following combination of clauses.
+ Guided Practice When school is out, I am going home. I am late since it was snowing this morning. Everywhere he goes, he brings his iPhone. Label the independent and dependent clauses in the following sentences.
+ Adverb Clause It acts just like an adverb, meaning it can modify a verb, adverb or adjective. Example: After I run, I stretch my muscles. In spite of running late, I finished on time. An adverb clause is a dependent clause.
+ Thursday, March 6, 2014 Diagram and label the following: Before I go to bed, I will brush my teeth. The students scored an “A” on their exam after they studied solicitously all night. Informative Essay due 11:59 pm Sunday, March 9 th Word of the Week Exam and Informative Writing Exam tomorrow. Bring Touching Spirit Bear by Ben Mikaelsen Monday, March 10, 2014 Evaluate diagrams for accuracy. Apply adverbial clauses and subordinating conjunctions in sentences. Practice Prior SkillsLearning Goals
+ Access Prior Knowledge The purpose of an adverb clause is the same as an adverb: to modify _________________, ________________, and ______________. _____________________ are words that start adverb clauses. When diagramming, the __________________ clause always goes on bottom and the ____________________ always sits on the diagonal dotted line. A phrase does NOT contain a _____________ and ___________ while a ____________________ does.
+ 5 Types of Adverb Clauses Place – wherever, anywhere, everywhere, where Example: Everywhere she goes, she brings a camera. Time – since, while, as soon as, before, after, until, when, anytime Example: While we were waiting for the pizza guy to arrive, we played poker at the kitchen table. Reason – because, since, as, for, so that Example: Because it was exceptionally cold, I wore my winter jacket. Familiarize yourself with these subordinating conjunctions so that you will recognize them.
+ 5 Types of Adverb Clauses continued Condition – if, when, unless, even if, even though Example: Even if they lose by five goals, people will still love them. Contrast – though, although, despite, in spite of, whereas Example: Despite the poor service provided by the wait staff, we still enjoyed the food and the atmosphere of the restaurant
+ Punctuation with Adverb Clauses If the subordinate clause comes first, there must be a comma between it and the independent clause. Example: Anytime I want to go outside, it always seems to rain. If the independent clause comes first, a comma is not necessary. Example: It always seems to rain anytime I want to go outside.
+ Guided Practice – Punctuate the following: Unless it stops snowing we will not have school tomorrow We are leaving town as soon as school dismisses
+ Exit Assessment Write down the adverb clause in the following sentence and underline the subordinating conjunction: I feel sick because I ate too much. Underline the dependent clause in the following sentence: We are leaving early since it has started snowing again. Write your own sentence using a subordinating conjunction; be sure to properly punctuate.
+ Friday, March 7, 2014 Write a sentence that uses a subordinating conjunction, and then diagram it. ______________ means to agree. ______________ means attentive or concerned. _______________ means cheerful eagerness. The _____________ is the first sentence of the introductory paragraph and the _____________ is the last sentence of the closing paragraph. Bring Touching Spirit Bear by Ben Mikaelsen To assess Words of the Week and elements of informative writing for a Test Grade. Practice Prior SkillsLearning Goals
+ Word of the Week Test Assessment Please take Word of the Week and informative essay Exam on junoed.com.