Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Monday, May 20, 2013

Week 36, Day 1

Objective: Analyze textual context to draw conclusions about the nuance in word meanings; infer word meaning through the identification and analysis of analogies and other word relationships; recognize and use knowledge of cognates in different languages and of word origins to determine the meaning of words; use general and specialized dictionaries, thesauri, glossaries, histories of language, books of quotations, and other related references (printed or electronic) as needed.  

  1. Bell Work: Make up funny good news-bad news pairs like the examples.  Examples:  Good news:  I just got my allowance.  Bad news:  It's three cents.; Good news: I just got a new watch.  Bad news: I dropped it and it broke.; Good news: My mom bought me an ice-cream cone.  Bad news: The ice cream fell out of the cone.
  2. Number a piece of paper 1-39.
    1. I will put a story on the board.  You will have to decide if there, their, or they're goes in the blank.  Write your answer on the notebook paper.  We will go over the answers when everyone is finished.
  3. Then, number the back of your paper 1-47.  
    1. I will put a paragraph on the board.  Write the incorrect homophone on the paper, followed by the homophone that should go there.  For example, four-for.
  4. We will go over this, when we are finished.
    1. It was probably very difficult for you to read this paragraph and for it to make any sense.  When you use the wrong spelling of a word (ie. homophones), you make it extremely difficult for your reader to understand what you are trying to say.      
  5. Please work on writing carefully and using the correct form of a word.  

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