Before completing the vocabulary exercises in the book, we played around with our new words. We did rhyming riddles ("What do you call a small apple?" … a minute fruit!); and "where in the world?" (Where would you find an implement for cooking? … the KITCHEN!); and word substitutions (After Thanksgiving dinner, I was completely satiated. … After Thanksgiving dinner, I was completely full.)
Then, grammar notes on irregular verbs (they don't follow patterns and just have to be memorized). We completed principle part sets for five irregular verbs.
Then, the moment they'd all be waiting for: lit circle discussion number 2. Again, talk was lively and collaborative. The groups have been very impressive in their ability to stay focused on their
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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.