A summary of what we worked on this past week:
LITERATURE: We progressed through more of My Brother Sam is Dead; students submitted their texts on Tuesday for a quick active reading check. Afterwards, they were reminded to utilize the active reading assignment and checklists provided when we started reading the novel earlier in the month so that they would be better prepared for the next check.
GRAMMAR: Two groups presented their lessons as our Guest Lecture Series continued. This week we heard about comparing with adverbs and how to properly use "negatives." Next week the final group will present on Monday, after a short quiz reviewing the concepts presented so far.
VOCABULARY: We continued working with the words in lesson 8, writing original sentences for each. We also had a short quiz reviewing the words on Friday.
WRITING: We have started researching topics related to Julius Caesar and ancient Rome. This week was spent browsing resources available from the library and students chose topics
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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.