1 MUG Sentence #1 9/2/10 Capitalization Rules: *First word in a sentence.*Proper (specific) nouns- this means people’s names, names of places, names of things.on the first day of school, a bizarre new teacher appeared in the ninth grade at leon high school in tallahassee, florida.
2 MUG Sentence #2 9/9/10 Capitalization Rules: Remember, you must capitalize the first word in a sentence, proper nouns (specific people, places and things).MUG Sentence:she was dressed all in green from her hair ribbon to her pointed shoes, and she was very ugly. the students thought she must be from somewhere like mars or europe.
3 MUG Sentence #3 9/13/10Capitalization Rules: Capitalize historical or special events, holidays and other calendar items.MUG Sentence:this bizarre teacher’s nose stuck way out on her plain face, and her chin pointed at the floor like a halloween witches’ chin.
4 MUG Sentence #4- 9/16/10Capitalization Rules: * Proper nouns and proper adjectives.*Do not capitalize the names of school subjects, except the names of language classes or course names that contain a number.MUG Sentence:mrs. obnoxious’ white hair hung limply down to her shoulders and it looked greasy. She was the new mathematics 101 teacher at our school.
5 MUG Sentence #5- 9/23/10Punctuation- End Marks Rules: *A statement (declarative sentence) is followed by a period. *A question (interrogative sentence) is followed by a question mark. *An exclamation (exclamatory sentence) is followed by an exclamation point.MUG Sentence:The teacher’s spindly arms and legs were so skinny that she looked like a walking stick with her long nose as the handle When she walked by people would say, “Wow She is skinny”
6 MUG Sentence #6- 9/27/10Punctuation- End Marks Rules: *A statement (declarative sentence) is followed by a period. *A question (interrogative sentence) is followed by a question mark. *An exclamation (exclamatory sentence) is followed by an exclamation point.MUG Sentences:She was by far the ugliest teacher the students had ever had When the ninth grade class took a look at this teacher, they all groaned in utter despair Fred said, “Oh no This is going to be terrible”
7 MUG Sentence #7- 10/5/10 MUG Sentences: Punctuation- End Marks Rules: *A statement (declarative sentence) is followed by a period. *A question (interrogative sentence) is followed by a question mark. *An exclamation (exclamatory sentence) is followed by an exclamation point.MUG Sentences:“How are we going to look at that ugly, disgusting visage all year without throwing up” asked Michelle in a quiet voice “I don’t know,” replied Andrew George said, “It is going to be a long year”Visage= Face
8 MUG Sentence #8 10/7/10Punctuation- End Marks Rules: *A statement (declarative sentence) is followed by a period. *A question (interrogative sentence) is followed by a question mark. *An exclamation (exclamatory sentence) is followed by an exclamation point.“Well, I’ll bet she’s mean too,” Michelle whispered Andrew said, “I hope not TOO mean”
9 MUG Sentence #9- 10/27/10Punctuation- Comma Rules: *Use commas to separate items in a series. *If all items are separated by and, or, or nor, DO NOT use a comma. *Short clauses are separated by commas. (A clause is a group of words with a subject and a verb.) *Separate two or more adjectives preceding a noun.MUG SentenceMrs. Obnoxious glared at the freshmen sat down at her desk and told them to get out some paper. She then told them they were going to have to write a paragraph read it out loud and try to impress her.
10 MUG Sentence #Punctuation- Comma Rules: Use a comma before and, but, for, nor, or, so, or yet when it joins independent clauses. An independent clause is a group of words that can stand alone as a sentence.MUG Sentences:The students were not happy about the assignment for they felt that it was unfair. Mrs. Obnoxious wanted them to read their paragraphs out loud so the students did it in order to get a good grade.
11 MUG Sentence #11- 11/3/10 Correct the sentences using commas! The bell rang the students left the classroom as quick as possible and as they were walking down the hallway they were discussing their new teacher.
12 MUG Sentence #12- 11/4/10 Correct the sentences using commas! The students were wondering what to do so they decided to sit down and make a plan. Nina said that they should take a moment to think plan and then decide how to best handle Mrs. Obnoxious’ class.
13 MUG Sentence #13 11/8/10Grammar- Verbs: The four parts of a verb are the base form, the present participle, the past and the past participle. To make a regular verb past tense, simply add a –d or –ed to the base form.MUG Sentence: The students decide that they would wait to see what happen next in class. Sally was a little worry about it, but she say that waiting might be a good plan.
14 MUG #14 11/10/10Grammar- Verbs: Sometimes past tense verbs are irregular. This means that to change them, you need to change consonants, vowels or both.The next day all the students arrive in class early, take their seats and wait for their teacher to arrive.
15 MUG Sentence #15 2/28/11Grammar- Semicolons: Use a semicolon between independent clauses that are closely related in meaning if they are not joined by a conjunction. Use a semicolon between clauses joined by a conjunctive adverb.“Wait,” said Nina. Let’s bide our time for a few days maybe things will get better if we just take a little bit of time to figure out a plan.
16 MUG #16 3/7/11Grammar- Colons: Use a colon to mean “note what follows.” Use a colon before a long quotation.When the teacher arrived in the classroom, she did several things at once glared malevolently at her students, yelled at one or two people, and stomped around the room.Malevolently- nastily, meanly
17 MUG #17 03/08/11Grammar- Colons: Use a colon between the hour and the minute when telling time. Use a colon between sentences when the second better explains the first.She singled out each student, called him or her by name, and said something rude to them one thing that she said to Joe was that he had the handwriting of a kindergartner.
18 MUG #18 03/09/11Grammar- Colons or Semicolons: In the following sentences, place colons and semicolons where they are needed.“Sit up straight like mannerly children,” she said to the following students Anna Sarah and Stephen. She then glared at the students by the window she must have thought that they were not doing their classwork.
19 Caught Ya #22you 2 over their by the window andre and victoria didn’t you mother’s ever tell you not to let your mouths hand agape? She continued.Agape means open.
20 Caught Ya #23 11/19/08The nasty ugly teacher continued to yell at the class victoria aaron and aja did you iron your clothes today
21 Caught Ya #24 11/20/08i see 3 boys over their who don’t look ready to work she said. I bet they never do there homework.
22 Caught Ya #25 11/21/08mrs obnoxious the teacher sat down at her desk and her eyes dared anyone to move and she pointed her green fingernail at a girl named aliah and she frowned evilly.