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Warm-ups. Week of 30 Jan 2012. Monday, 8 th Grade. Please come in, sit down quietly, and correct the following sentences: Whitman saw Lincoln often in Washington, D.C., and admires him tremendously. He felt that he represented American democracy in its best and most purest form.

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Warm ups

Warm-ups

Week of 30 Jan 2012


Monday 8 th grade

Monday, 8th Grade

  • Please come in, sit down quietly, and correct the following sentences:

  • Whitman saw Lincoln often in Washington, D.C., and admires him tremendously.

  • He felt that he represented American democracy in its best and most purest form.

  • Skills practiced: verb tense compatibility, correction of unclear pronoun reference, correction of double comparison.


Tuesday 8 th grade

Tuesday, 8th Grade

  • Please come in, sit down quietly, and correct the following sentences:

  • The assassination of president Lincoln effected Whitman deeply.

  • “O Captain, My Captain” expresses the poet’s personal grief for the man who he had loved and admired.

  • Skills practiced: capitalization of title before person’s name, correction of commonly misspelled words, correct case of relative pronoun.


Wednesday 8 th grade

Wednesday, 8th Grade

  • Please come in, sit down quietly, and correct the following sentences:

  • In his poem Whitman compares the United States to a ship. He compares Lincoln to the captain who has steered the ship safely through the storm of war.

  • As the people cheer the triumph, the captain lays dead.

  • Skills practiced: combining sentences, use of pronoun to avoid repetition, correction of commonly confused words.


Thursday 8 th grade

Thursday, 8th Grade

  • Please come in, sit down quietly, and correct the following sentences:

  • Settlers who thought they found the perfect place often chose the Greek word eureka, meaning “I have found it”, as a place name.

  • The following states have towns named Eureka, Alaska, California, Illinois, Kansas, Missouri, South Dakota, Nevada, Utah, Washington.

  • Skills practiced: verb tense compatibility, use of underlining or italics with foreign word, correct placement of comma with quotation marks, use of colon before a list.


Friday 8 th grade

Friday, 8th Grade

  • Please come in, sit down quietly, and correct the following sentences:

  • English settlers took English place names, Lexington, Cambridge, Leominster, Worcester, Uxbridge to America with them.

  • New York settlers gave towns dutch names like Yonkers, Rensselaer, and Watervliet.

  • Skills practiced: correction of commonly confused words, use of dash to set off additional information, capitalization of proper adjective.


Monday 7 th grade

Monday, 7th Grade

  • Please come in, sit down quietly, and correct the following sentences:

  • After the poet and Annabel Lee had fallen in love. Then she died.

  • The angels envied both she and the poet.

  • Skills practiced: correction of sentence fragment, correct pronoun case.


Tuesday 7 th grade

Tuesday, 7th Grade

  • Please come in, sit down quietly, and correct the following sentences:

  • The poet had gave Annabel Lee their love forever.

  • The speaker is sad after losing his love.

  • Skills practiced: correct past participle of irregular verb, pronoun agreement with antecedent, use of precise adjective to improve style


Wednesday 7 th grade

Wednesday, 7th Grade

  • Please come in, sit down quietly, and correct the following sentences:

  • Rhyme is a type of repetition. This is interesting to a listener.

  • Because of all the repetition “Annabel Lee” has a musical sound.

  • Skills practiced: use of relative clause to combine sentences, use of comma after introductory phrase.


Thursday 7 th grade

Thursday, 7th Grade

  • Please come in, sit down quietly, and correct the following sentences:

  • Shakespeare was born on April 23 1564 in an small town called Stratford-on-Avon.

  • Shakespeare is very famous today. He was not so well known in his day.

  • Skills practiced: use of comma after day and year in a date, correct use of indefinite article, use of subordinating conjunction to combine sentences.


Friday 7 th grade

Friday, 7th Grade

  • Please come in, sit down quietly, and correct the following sentences:

  • Scholars think that Shakespeares father was a businessman who also served in the local government.

  • We know hardly nothing about Shakespeare’s life.

  • Skills practiced: correct use of apostrophe to show possession, correction of commonly misspelled word, elimination of double negative.


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