After copying the homework for the week*, we spent a small portion of our class period on the small grammar quiz: identifying prepositional phrases, determining what the adjective or adverb phrases are modifying, and then diagramming three of the quiz sentences.
Then, we reviewed how to format a Works Cited page as part of our research writing process. This was part of the work we did last year on research papers, but since it's been a year, a refresher was definitely needed. We did this step now because our next writing skill to be reviewed is citing sources within the actual research paper. Having the works cited page complete makes that process easier.
Homework: Finish works cited page and upload to the designated folder in ebackpack. *NOTE: if Dorothy Andrew day is postponed because of weather conditions, the Thursday and Friday assignments may change.
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You might find the following codes on work returned to you for revision. Here's what they mean:
≣ = missing capital
The sentence has a word that needs to be capitalized.
/ = extra capital
There is a capital letter in the sentence that should be lower case.
P = punctuation
There is a punctuation error in the sentence that you SHOULD be able to find and correct.
C = context
The sentence needs more detail/context to show the writer's thinking or the word's meaning.
S/V = subject/verb
The sentence does not have subject-verb agreement. Make sure that you have used a singular verb with a singular subject and a plural verb with a plural subject.
F = fragment
The sentence, as written, is a fragment. Make sure you have a subject and a verb.
RO = run-on
The sentence, as written, is a run-on. You have a variety of options for repairing run-ons.