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Day 1 Bellringers & welcome!
Day 2 No man is an island entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main ~John Donne Respond to this quote. What might it mean? Try to write at least 5 complete sentences and create a paragraph with your response. Hint: Think about the idea of community. Is our classroom a community? Is it important?
Day 3 Write down the two nouns in each sentence. Some nouns may be compound. 1. Each February, there is a major snowstorm. 2. The daisies in the garden are dying. 3. The children on the merry-go-round were laughing. 4. There are no longer any animals in that zoo. 5. Uncle Pete has been studying to become a pilot. 6. After the party there were dirty plates everywhere.
Day 4 Fill in each blank with a noun. 1. The _______ we saw was a _________. 2. We went to the _____ to see a ______. 3. _________ is not my favorite _______. 4. In three ______ the _____ will be over. 5. Many of the _____ were not ready for the ______. 6. Put your ______ on the _______. 7. We must remember that ______ is not a ______. 8. Walking through the ______, they found a ______.
Day 5 Write the two nouns from each group and identify them as people, places, or things. 1. able baby musician 2. rabbit really chair 3. Prison mountainside write 4. Misery rusty success 5. Only forest swamp 6. Sailor tiny explored 7. Hunter nurse into 8. Bedroom school rough 9. Lion kindly kite 10. Tame table dog
Day 6 Free write for approximately 15 minutes. You can write about whatever you want. (Add it to your bellringers sheet). You can make up a story, write about whats on your mind, or use the time to write down a concept youve been learning at school– basically, get in the habit of writing for a set amount of time!
Day 7 Identify each of the following numbered items as a fragment (F), Run-on sentence (RO), comma splice (CS) or complete sentence (S). 1. The movie Double Jeopardy is about a woman who is unjustly framed for murder. 2. Because her husband fakes his own murder. 3. The wife went to jail for six years, her son was taken away from her. 4. But when she got out of jail. 5. She went to find her husband she wanted to kill him in revenge for his framing her. 6. She had already served time for the murder, and she couldnt be convicted twice. 7. Illegal to be convicted of the same crime twice.
Day 8 Write a short description of a dog (at least 3 sentences). First, decide whether you want to describe a fancy, pedigreed dog or a scruffy mutt. Then capture the dog by using strong diction. Dont explain that the dog is fancy or scruffy. Instead, use perfect words to create a picture of the dog for the reader.
Day 9 Use the following instructions to write your own original sentences. 1. Write a sentence about sports that includes one proper noun and one common noun. 2. Write a sentence about animals that includes two common nouns. 3. Write a sentence about an interesting place that includes one proper noun and two common nouns. 4. Write a sentence about your school that contains one proper noun and one common noun. 5. Write a sentence about music that includes one common noun and two proper nouns.
Day 10 Analogies are logic puzzles. You must look at the words to determine the relationship in the first set and find the matching relationship for the second (incomplete) set. Copy and start with these simple analogies: 1. Pistol : weapon :: rose : _______________ 2. Light: dark :: low: ___________ 3. Old : new :: beginning : ___________ 4. Find : lose :: construct : ____________ 5. Photographer: camera :: doctor : __________
Day 11 Fill in each blank with a proper noun. 1. After much thought, he gave the bracelet to ______. 2. The author she likes least is ______. 3. On _______ there were two new houses being built. 4. We finally decided to buy a _______. 5. Some day I would like to see _______. 6. After a heated contest, we beat _____ by two points. 7. Television isnt the same without _______. 8. The explores crossed the _______ during their first expedition.
Day 12 What would you do with a million dollars if you had to spend all of it over the weekend? You cant save any of it- you must spend it all! Write a 7-9 sentence paragraph explaining what you would do with the money & how you would spend it.
Day 13 Solve the following analogy puzzles: 1.begin : end : : open : ___________________ 2.detective : inspector : : teacher : _____________ 3. incognito : disguised : : foolish : _____________ 4.insect : mosquito : : dog : ___________________ 5.nose : face : : elbow : ___________________ 6.intelligence : stupidity : : beautiful : ___________ 7.bird : parrot : : vermin : ___________________ 8.tires : ambulance : : knob : ___________________ 9.clue : hint : : cup : ___________________ 10. boy : girl : : day : ___________________
Day 14 Directions: Write the word that correctly completes each sentence 1.I would (advise / advice) you to put the chalupa down, sir. 2.The critics cruel reviews had a bad (affect / effect) on the plays financial success. 3.If Y2K causes computers to shut down, well need an (all together / altogether) new system. 4.It is (plain / plane) to see who is the guilty one in this classroom. 5.I dont know (whos / whose) handcuffs these are, but they better come up and claim them. 6.(Theyre / Their / There) going to see Eminem in concert next Saturday. 7.Ever (sense / since / cents) Elvis died, my life has been empty and meaningless. 8.Will you (accept / except) my marriage proposal? 9.I cant (bare / bear) another minute of English 9, or Ill scream! 10. Which (one / won) is the next contestant on The Price is Right?
Day 15 Write down the word that correctly completes each sentence: 11.My wife was (formally / formerly) known as Emily Leenot Emily Thompson. 12.Grading papers is one of the (principal / principle) ways I spend my time. 13.(Its / Its) not too late to start shopping for the Christmas Holidays. 14.Rufus is going to the Opelika-Auburn game (to / too / two). 15.Rufus (threw / through / thorough) his puppy into the laundry basket. 16.How many times can Auburn (loose / lose) before the season ends? 17.I cant (quite / quiet) hear in my left ear, so youll have to speak up, sonny. 18. Didnt you (hear / here) me? Im stone-deaf in my left ear!!! 19.After vacationing in Siberia, Ive got a cold, and my voice is (horse / hoarse). 20.The sun (shone / shown) down on the Loachapoka Syrup Sopping Festival.
Day 16 Directions: Mark each of the following sentences as Formal (F) or Informal (IF). If a sentence is informal, underline what marks the sentence as informal 1. The test was a piece of cake. 2. The student did very well on his English test. 3. You cant see very well when its raining at night. 4. Dont tell me that I cant go to the game! 5. Idioms are a type of informal language 6. The dinner jacket was made out of an expensive grade of cotton. 7. Hes gonna kill that man if he sees him again. 8. When you take your drivers test, dont be nervous. 9. The quiz covers Chapters 10 through The waiter spent more time than necessary washing the dishes.
Day 17 Directions: Mark each of the following sentences as Formal (F) or Informal (IF). If a sentence is informal, underline what marks the sentence as informal 1. He told the woman that everythings going to be alright. 2. Coca-Cola contains far too many calories for someone watching her weight. 3. After passing the graduation exam, you can get your diploma. 4. I cant believe that you fell for that old joke. 5. The designer couch was too expensive for the couples home. 6. Children are often very similar to their parents. 7. Basket-weaving is an incredibly difficult and beautiful art form. 8. As long as you behave in that manner, you aint passing this class. 9. is revolutionizing the way people communicate. 10. As soon as the light turns green, hang a right on Magnolia Avenue.
Day 18 Translate the following words into formal English 1. aint 2. wanna 3. gonna 4. hafta 5. lemme 6. bursted 7. brung 8. oughta 9. sorta 10. theirselves
Day 19 Translate the following words into formal English: 1. Nowheres 2. hisself 3. kinda 4. weirdo 5. pooped 6. wimp 7. fatso 8. a lot 9. must of 10. brang
Day 20 Directions: Rewrite the following informal sentences into formal English. 1.We aint got no money. 2.Say what? 3.My bad! 4.Hang a right at the Amoco Station. 5.Steve got hooked up with a job at Wendys. 6.Chill out! Everythings gonna be fine. 7.Youre driving me up the wall. 8.Knock it off, or youre going to get a referral. 9.I cant tell you the answer off the top of my head. 10. As the woman crossed the room, she caught the officers eye.
Day 21 Directions: Place commas wherever they are necessary in the following sentences. 1.Brian you need to work harder if you want to keep this job. 2.The old man spent his days looking out of the window and he spent his nights sleeping. 3.If you arent willing to help my sister said then please wait in the other room. 4.In fact I dont know how anyone could like lima beans. 5.Fighting against high waves the young swimmer wondered if he would reach the shore. 6.Populating the lake at the art museum are swans ducks turtles and fish. 7.When Dave went out to feed the chickens he noticed the new pony was nowhere in sight. 8.You understand Im sure that we are not now able to raise your salary. 9.The kitten shivering in the wet cold morning air tried to sneak into the warm kitchen.
Day 22 Directions: Label each sentence either C for correct usage of capitalization or I for incorrect use of capitalization. If a sentence is incorrect, rewrite it correctly. _____1. Marla said, we walked to the store yesterday. _____2. Do you think, Sam asked, That the dog is loose? _____3. Sondra said, Someone may take my place at the game. _____4. Tony and I have tickets to the indians versus the warriors game tonight at the stadium. _____5. That plate of English muffins looks delicious. _____6. Dr.Tibbets is the author of Funny Bunny. _____7. Because I had the flu, mother took me to the doctor. _____8. I love to watch re-runs of Gilligans Island every summer. _____9. Please finish reading Gone with the Wind tonight, Mrs.Thompson announced. _____10. We had to cancel our trip to the Museum of Science and industry.
Day 23 Directions: Label each sentence either C for correct usage of capitalization or I for incorrect use of capitalization. If a sentence is incorrect, rewrite it correctly. _____11. The High School students enjoyed the concert at Westview Auditorium in Duluth. _____12. The small boy whispered, may I please have a new toy? _____13. Marcus and I will travel the southeast this June. _____14. Kristen OGrady is a student of Indian history. _____15. Leo said, I did well on that spanish test. _____16. Lets hurry up and get to Geometry before were tardy for the fourth time. _____17. Mr.Thompson (Who loves poetry too much) is ready for Christmas break. _____18. He is going to go home to Brewton, Alabama. (he enjoys visiting his family.) _____19. Last december, my family went to Disney World. _____20. We watched The secret garden in English class today.
Day 24 Directions: Pick the correct sentence. _____1. A. Slipping on the ice, my wrist was sprained. B. When I slipped on the ice, my wrist was sprained. _____2. A. Traveling only on Sundays, I rarely need to fill my gas tank. B. Traveling only on Sundays, the gas tank rarely needs to be filled. _____3. A. Jogging this morning, I thought everything was beautiful. B. Jogging this morning, everything seemed beautiful. _____4. A. Working all afternoon, Leslie completed her essay. B. Working all afternoon, the essay was completed by Leslie. _____5. A. Celebrating the Fourth of July, there were spectacular fireworks. B. Celebrating the Fourth of July, my family shot off spectacular fireworks. _____6. A. Wanting to be fed, Spot waited by his bowl. B. Wanting to be fed, the bowl was empty beside Spot.
Day 25 If the following numbered item is correct, just write C on the line. If, however, the numbered item is a fragment, run-on sentence, or comma splice, then rewrite the sentence correctly. 1. Poetry is a very complex topic to study there are so many different types of poetry. 2. Poems always look so easy to write when you read them, they are deceptively simple. 3. When someone asks you to write a poem. It is hard to be clever with words. 4. Hardly anyone understands how difficult it is to write in rhymes. 5. No one writes sonnets anymore in high school, it is just too difficult.
Day 26 Fragments: Identify whether each of the following sentences are complete sentences (S), or fragments (F). _____1. In the movie, Right to Kill, a father terrorizes his family. _____2. The father abuses his wife, his daughter, and his son. _____3. After the son could not take it anymore. _____4. Made a plan to kill his father and run away from home. _____5. The movie was made in the 1980s and looks tacky now. _____6. Justine Bateman in the movie and several costars. _____7. Because of her fear of her fathers abuse. _____8. Evidently, the movie is based upon a true story. _____9. Watched it on Court TV last night. _____10. After eight oclock, I turned the channel to ABC for another show.
Day 27 Write the correct pronoun form in the left blank for each of the following sentences. 1. Claudes sisters sailed (her / their / hers) sailboat out on the bay. 2. Dogwoods and Azaleas are admired for (its / their / his) beautiful blossoms. 3. Good divers must practice (his / their / his or her) routines daily. 4. Before Rita consented to the operation, (she / he) was given time to decide. 5. Although the plums were ripe, (it / they) tasted bitter. 6. Will and Grace are known for (his or her / their) strange living situation. 7. The museum will close (its / their) doors on April 1, 2000.
Day 28 Directions: What do you think these idioms mean? Idioms are phrases that are figurative in nature. 1. ambulance chaser: 2. bag boy: 3. beach bum: 4. airhead: 5. bellhop: 6. blue grass: 7. couch potato: 8. Busboy: 9. Pigout: 10. Tomboy:
Day 29 Write at least 5 sentences to respond to the following prompt: If you won the lottery, what would you do?
Day 30 Directions: Write the word that needs to be removed from each sentence in the left blank. If no word needs to be removed from the sentence, then just write C. 1. She is the most fastest runner on the team. 2. Illustrations help make the explanations clearer to the readers. 3. You seem to be trying more harder in school this year. 4. This is the most cheapest bicycle in the store. 5. Georgia is more larger in area than any other state east of the Mississippi.
Day 31 Write at least 5 sentences to respond to the following prompt: My full name and how it was decided on. Do you like or dislike you name? If you could pick a new name for yourself what would bit be and why?
Day 32 Directions: Pick the correct sentence. 1. A. Swimming far ahead of the others, Mark set a new record. B. Swimming far ahead of the others, a new record was set by Mark. 2. A. Having heard the good news, my joy was apparent to all. B. Having heard the good news, I was overjoyed. 3. A. Nearing noon, we realized it was time to eat. B. As the clock neared noon, we realized it was time to eat. 4. A. Running on the court, my ankle got twisted. B. Running on the court, I twisted my ankle. 5. A. After reading the paper, the telephone rang. B. After I read the paper, the telephone rang. 6.A. Sitting on the porch last night, the fireworks display was impressive. B. Sitting on the porch last night, I thought the fireworks display was impressive. 7.A. Enjoying the play, we laughed and cried at the characters. B. Enjoying the play, the characters made us laugh and cry.
Day 33 Write at least 5 sentences to respond to the following prompt: I believe... Discuss your beliefs about life.
Day 34 Run-On Sentences: Identify whether each of the following sentences are complete sentences (S) or run-on sentences (RO). _____1. My wife says Regis Philbin is a goober I agree. _____2. They waste too much time on Who Wants to be a Millionaire? _____3. The first five questions are easy and the others get harder. _____4. You can learn useless trivia if you watch the show every night. _____5. The music on the show is annoying the lights are irritating too. _____6. I learned last night that Gorgonzola is a type of Italian cheese. _____7. My wife learned what SCUBA stands for now she can brag about her knowledge. _____8. Contestants on the show have three lifelines they can use them all if they want. _____9. The show, although very popular, is only on TV for another week. _____10. A rival station, Fox, has a show called Greed it is successful as well.
Day 35 Write at least 5 sentences to respond to the following prompt: If I was President of the United States...
Day 36 Write the correct pronoun form in the left blank for each of the following sentences. 1. Many people have attempted to answer (their / its) questions about the afterlife. 2. We hope that you have enjoyed (our / us) show. 3. Authors must try to capture (their / his or her) readers interest. 4. We continue to wonder about (our / its) world around us. 5. The flying pig, though rarely seen, never misses (its / his / her) favorite show. 6. Oysters and clams are becoming endangered because of oil spills near (its / their) breeding grounds. 7. Pam or Cindy is going to take (her / its) car to the mechanic. 8. Eastern Tennessee is full of caves, and often (it / they) contain bats.
Day 37 Write at least 5 sentences to respond to the following prompt: In 20 Years I'd Like to Be....
Day 38 Directions: Write the word that needs to be removed for the sentence to be correct. 1. AHS has a more better basketball team than Opelika High School. 2. That student tries harder on her tests than the rest of the class. 3. This is the most easiest test that Ive ever taken. 4. Romeo and Juliet is one of the finest plays ever written. 5. I think it is also one of the most saddest plays ever.
Day 39 Write at least 5 sentences to respond to the following prompt: I'm thankful for...
Day 40 Comma Splices: Identify whether each of the following sentences are complete sentences (S) or comma-splices (CS). 1. The movie Edward Scissorhands was directed by Tim Burton, and it starred Johnny Depp. 2. Johnny Depp stars in several of Burtons films, he is a very versatile actor. 3. Wynona Rider also stars in the film, and she was also in Beetlejuice.. 4. Beetlejuice starred Michael Keaton, he was also in another Burton film, Batman. 5. Tim Burtons films have eerie atmospheres, and they are usually quite spooky. 6. Edward Scissorhands tells the story of how snow was created in one town. 7. The villagers hated Edward, his blade-like hands scared everyone. 8. Vincent Price was Edwards creator, he lived in a spooky mansion. 9. An Avon Lady tried to adopt Edward, but she had to give him up eventually. 10. Edward could sculpt bushes with his hands, he could sculpt ice too.
Day 41 Write at least 5 sentences to respond to the following prompt: Something people usually don't notice about me is...
Day 42 Rewrite each sentence, correcting any pronoun errors. Just write C on the line if the sentence is correct. 1. Each man, woman, and child in this boat is going to need their lifejacket. 2. Neither of the boys in our group wrote their own sonnet. 3. Each of the girls wrote their own speech. 4. Several of my friends presented his work. 5. Everyone should attempt to write his own research paper. 6. No one should attempt to begin writing until they have done their outline. 7. Some of his songs are written as if they were written thirty years ago. 8. Almost all of the castle had their foundations ripped apart in the attack.
Day 43 Write at least 5 sentences to respond to the following prompt: What if school was in session 6 days a week?
Day 44 Write the correct pronoun form on the left blank. 1. Terri and (me / I) are taking a hike while you go to the Jones house. 2. Mother works hard raising a family, and (she / her) never gets thanked for it. 3. Give that ball to Donald and (me / I). 4. She helped David and (me / I) with the test. 5. Dont you have any apples for (they / them)? 6. You and (me / I) must make a pact; we must bring salvation back Nobody should mess with either you or (I / me). 8. (She / Her) and David are going the wedding in Gainesville.
Day 45 Write at least 5 sentences to respond to the following prompt: What if our school classes only went until noon each day?
Day 46 Write the correct pronoun form on the left blank. 1. (We / Us) boys are going camping next weekend. 2. The award for Most Boring Short Story was given to (we / us) last May. 3. (Them / They) are leaving Georgia on a fast train. 4. This is (she / her). 5. The murderer isshockingly(him / he)! 6. The book is (his / hims). 7. Why cant you just be normal like the rest of (us / we)?
Day 47 Write at least 5 sentences to respond to the following prompt: What I Would Change About My School
Day 48 Directions: Correct the errors in the following sentences. One sentence does not have any errors. 1. Candy taste sweet. 2. I gonna get a new cat. 3. she like dogs. 4. Me favorite coler is red. 5. I am happy now. 6. What time it is?
Day 49 Write at least 5 sentences to respond to the following prompt: Where Would I Go in a Time Machine
Day 50 Directions: Correct the errors in the following sentences. One sentence does not have any errors. 1. I have dog. 2. He are my friend. 3. The trip is today. 4. The carnival today. 5. Today was tuesday. 6. She talked to we.
Day 51 Write at least 5 sentences to respond to the following prompt: How I have changed this school year…
Day 52 Directions: Correct the errors in the following sentences. One sentence does not have any errors. 1. bill and kristen is fun. 2. I want some juice. 3. I have two car. 4. Sally and Jenny my best friends. 5. I going with Tom. 6. I work landscaping company.
Day 53 Write at least 5 sentences to respond to the following prompt: What is an experience you would hate to repeat?
Day 54 Directions: Correct the errors in the following sentences. One sentence does not have any errors. 1. My name are Larry. 2. The car outside. 3. The games are fun. 4. The candy are free. 5. That no fair. 6. The cook book be big.
Day 55 Write at least 5 sentences to respond to the following prompt: Do you accept yourself as you are, or would you like to be someone else?
Day 56 Directions: Correct the errors in the following sentences. One sentence does not have any errors. 1. The party are at five oclock. 3. The family has new car. 4. The water no turn off. 5. My friends gone to the fair. 6. The computer class be across the hall.
Day 57 Write at least 5 sentences to respond to the following prompt: "How I think will determine how I live." Do you agree or disagree? Explain
Day 58 Directions: Correct the errors in the following sentences. One sentence does not have any errors. 1. My pen belong too me. 2. My shoos orange. 3. Where you? 4. I works hard. 5. The earrings is lost. 6. My cereal cost four dollars.
Day 59 Write at least 5 sentences to respond to the following prompt: Describe a headache to someone who has never had one.
Day 60 Directions: Correct the errors in the following sentences. One sentence does not have any errors. 1. The soup are hot. 2. all the children was good.. 3. I am wear two blue sock. 4. Julia are nice. 6. This lights are brite.
Day 61 Write at least 5 sentences to respond to the following prompt: Describe Saturdays at your house.
Day 89 On a sheet of paper without your name on it, please answer the following questions: 1) What did you like about this class? 2) What did you not like about this class? 3) What was your favorite activity or assignment? 4) What was your least favorite activity or assignment? 5) How could I make this class better? 6) How could I be a better teacher?