Tuesday, November 5, 2013
Tuesday, October 29, 2013
Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Wednesday, October 16, 2013
- Make sure you are adding practice sentences 1, 2, and 3 to your weekly checklist (found at the end of each lesson). Students should task 1-4 with each and 5 and 6 for a challenge. Our checklist says to do forum sentences or Our Mother Tongue sentences which are great but more advanced like practice sentence 4 and 5. If your student is not overwhelmed after doing the practice sentences, add what the checklist says: forum sentence or Our Mother Tongue and the more advanced practice sentence 4 and 5.
- Add more charts to drill if needed. Our checklist alternates memory work and charts. I'm noticing that we need to do chart work each day because it's just to much to grasp in 2 days. So, on the memory work days, you could simply add a chart.
Wednesday, September 25, 2013
Ask : Who (verb)? Or What (verb)? subject
Ask : What is being said about (subject)? subject verb
Ask : (subject) (verb) what or (subject) (verb) whom? answer
* If there is no answer your verb is intransitive and you are done finding your sentence pattern.
* If there is an answer, then you must ask 2 more questions. (because it could be a Direct Object, but it could also be a Predicate Noun/Adjective)
Ask : Can (DO) replace or describe (subject)? If no, answer is a DO, label verb transitive
Week 6 & 7- Our writing source will be Charlemagne and our TWSS Unit is on Unit IV, Summarizing References
Level A- 1 Paragraph for weeks 6 & 7, do page 42
Level A- 2 Paragraphs for weeks 6 & 7, do pages 42, 46. (Skip page 44)
Level B- 3 Paragraphs for weeks 6 & 7, do pages 42, 44, 46
We have learned so many Stylistic Techniques: dress-ups, sentences openers, and decorations. Remember that you can scale down by requiring only 2 dress-ups and omit the rest.
Have a great week off! Please call if you have any questions.
Tuesday, September 17, 2013
Password for next week: Name the 5 interrogative pronouns-
who, whom, whose, which, what
(Not "where" b/c that's an adverb -Thanks Jena!)
Have fun this week reviewing charts A-F. Get dice out like class, give tokens or pennies/dimes/nickels for each correct answer, or let your student be the teacher and ask the questions.
We will continue with Unit III: Narratives Stories. You have options to scale up or down (1 or 3 paragraphs) with Genghis Khan pg.131 or continue working on The Sword in the Stone.
Everyone can add in some of our old and new stylistic techniques. This is a lot to add but if students practice each week then it will eventually become their natural way of writing. Several people asked question about how many stylistic techniques per paragraph. Just found some rules:
1) Minimum rule for dress-ups and sentence openers --1 of each per paragraph (only ones we covered)
2). Minimum rule for decorations-- 1 different decoration per paragraph, 4 per story max
*Remember to look at the 2013-2014 Schedule to help you focus on the right unit, source text, page, and stylistic technique for each week.
Ya'll are wonderful! Thanks for your help in class. Have a great week.
P.S. Your invited to Fun Friday at St. Philip house.
Who: CC of Covington families
When: This Friday, September 20th
Where: 76021 Green Valley Road
Folsom 70437 (Off hwy 1078, very end of Green Valley)
Why: To be a community, encourage each other, and play:)
What to bring: drinks for your family & also a snack for a snack table