Today was a grammar day in class — we talked about different kinds of dependent clauses and composed sentences using adjective prepositional phrases. Please come pick up hard copies of the materials if you were absent.
After our discussion of The Glass Castle, students took a vocabulary and grammar quiz. The next reading guide (Glass Castle Reading Guide 5) will be due on Wednesday.
Today we 1) discussed The Glass Castle, 2) talked about our second Glass Castle vocab list (please do Vocab.com to be ready for your quiz on Monday), and 3) practiced more sentence composing. Your next reading guide will be due on Monday (Glass Castle Reading Guide 4).
In class today, we had a lesson about dinosaurs and independent and dependent clauses — that material will be on your quiz on Monday. We also continued to practice sentence composing using gerunds.
On Monday, I was out sick, and yesterday we had the SAT, so we took our vocab and grammar quiz today! Your next Glass Castle reading guide will be due on Friday (Glass Castle Reading Guide 3).
Happy long weekend! Today we began with more practice of sentence composing (we focused on using gerunds as subjects and predicate nominatives). Then students began reading The Glass Castle — the first reading guide is due on Monday (Glass Castle Reading Guide 1).
If you don’t have a paper copy of the book, here is a PDF. -> The_Glass_Castle_-_Jeannette_Walls
On Wednesday we went over our first Glass Castle vocabulary list. Please complete Vocab.com by Sunday night and be ready for a quiz over those words plus direct and indirect objects on Monday.
Today was a grammar intensive day — we began with a lesson on direct and indirect objects, and then we practiced composing our own sentences using prepositional phrases. Please see the grammar section of the website for materials.
After our vocabulary quiz, students finished their Dracula fan fiction assignments — please see the link immediately below this post to submit yours before the beginning of class tomorrow.