English: Thursday , December 6, 2012. Handouts: * Grammar # 31 ( Articles and Demonstratives) Homework: * Grammar #31 (Articles and Demonstratives) * If you don’t finish in class, it is homework. Assignments due: * Grammar #30 (Adjectives and Proper Adjectives) .
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English: Thursday, December 6, 2012
Handouts: * Grammar #31 (Articles and Demonstratives)
Homework: * Grammar #31 (Articles and Demonstratives) * If you don’t finish in class, it is homework.
Assignments due: * Grammar #30 (Adjectives and Proper Adjectives)
Lesson Goal: Learn about articles and demonstratives.
Outcomes: Be able to . . .
Define the term “article” and name the three articles in our English language.
Explain how to distinguish between using “a” or “an” in any sentence.
Define the term “demonstrative” and name four commonly used demonstrative adjectives.
Explain how to distinguish between using this and that and between using these and those.
Define “demonstrative pronoun” and explain how it differs from a demonstrative adjective.
Starter #1Take out your comp book. Turn to the first blank page. In the upper right hand corner, write the following: Thurs., Dec. 5, 2012 QW #33: Sibling AdvicePretend you have a kid brother or a kid sister who is about to start middle school. What advice would you give to him or her? Develop a paragraph of “wise counsel” to prepare your younger sibling for middle school.
Remember to write in complete sentences, avoiding fragments and run-ons. If you are not sure how to spell a certain word, just sound it out and circle it.
Starter #2 Yesterday we learned about adjectives. What’s an adjective?
An adjective modifies (tells more about) a noun.
An adjective always answers one of three questions. What are those questions?
What two kinds of adjectives did we examine yesterday?
Predicate adjective: When the noun/subject is followed by a linking verb and the adjective appears in the predicate.
Example: The puppy became frisky.
Proper adjective: An adjective formed from a proper noun. It always begins with a . . .
Examples: the Wyoming foothills Chinese checkers
Starter #3Perhaps the easiest adjective to identify is the “proper adjective.” Does this term remind you of any other term you are familiar with?
What is a “proper noun”?
It’s a noun that names a particular person, place, thing, or idea.
A “proper adjective” is an adjective formed from a proper noun.
Sometimes it is identical to the proper noun from which it was formed. Guess what is true about all proper adjectives?
They all begin with a CAPITAL LETTER.
the Wyoming foothills