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Copy the following definition of an appositive An appositive is a noun or noun phrase that renames another noun right beside it. Copy the following phrases and underline the appositives: 1. The insect, a cockroach, is crawling across the kitchen table.

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bell ringer activity appositives

Copy the following definition of an appositive

  • An appositive is a noun or noun phrase that renames another noun right beside it.
  • Copy the following phrases and underline the appositives:
  • 1. The insect, a cockroach, is crawling across the kitchen table.
  • 2. A hot-tempered tennis player, Robbie charged the umpire and tried to crack the poor man’s skull with a racket.
Bell-ringer Activity: Appositives
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1. What is an appositive in a sentence?

  • 2. Why do writers add appositives to their sentences?
  • Add appositives to the following sentences.
  • 1. Billy scored three touchdowns in the second quarter of the game.
  • 2. My car is a heap of junk.
  • 3. My history teacher loves to read science-fiction.
Bell-ringer activity: appositives
announcements and agenda

Announcements:

  • You will have a quiz on poetry March 4th(Monday)
  • Agenda:
  • Today: poetry analysis = form
Announcements and Agenda
poetic elements

Poetic Elements

Writing prompt: Respond to the following writing prompt in your notebooks by listing three phrases.

Why is poetry written?

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Why is poetry written?

Class discussion

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Poetry is the art of expressing one’s thoughts in verse

  • It uses few words to convey its message.
  • It is meant to be read aloud.
  • Poetry evokes our emotions.
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Poems use imagery or figures of speech to explain feelings or to create a mental picture or idea.

  • Such imagery and figures of speech suggest action or mood.
  • Many poems have a specific rhyme scheme.
  • Poems can rhyme or not rhyme.
maxine kumin s morning swim

1. Ms. Stokes, please read the poem aloud

  • 2. Students: read the poem to yourself again
  • 3. Answer the attached questions in either groups of two or (independently)
Maxine Kumin’s “Morning Swim”
bell ringer review of vocabulary

Objective: identify the following vocabulary words by filling the blanks. Identify the definition. These are the words that will be on your vocabulary quiz one week from today:

  • _ _ _ _ain

Definition: _____________________________

2. B_ _ _ _ _

Definition: __________________________

3. En_ _ _ _ _ _

Definition: _________________________

4. _ _ _ _ _ _ _th

Definition: ________________________

5. _ _ce_ _ _ _ _ _

Definition: ________________________

6. T_ _g_ _ _ _

    • Definition: _______________________________
Bell-ringer: review of vocabulary
bell ringer vocab review

Using the word bank below, match the correct vocabulary word to its sentence using context clues.

  • COPY EACH SENTENCE FOR FULL CREDIT!

A. Abrasive: rough; coarse; harsh

B. Abstain: desist; go without; withdraw

C. Billow: swelling; fluttering; waving

D. Credulous: gullible; ready to believe anything

E. Enshroud: cover

1. All of a sudden the village was __________ in fog.

2. Avoid using ____________________sponges or scouring creams: you could permanently damage your new entertainment center.

3.Sam sold miracle cures to desperate and _______ clients.

Bell-ringer: vocab review
bell ringer final vocab review

Copy the following and complete each definition or sentence with the correct vocabulary word.

  • 1. To have a deep cut on your arm or leg is to have a _____________
  • 2. To hurry or quicken in step is to _______________________
  • 3. To believe anything especially fortune tellers is to be __________.
  • 4. Corn mazes at Fall festivals can be amazing ____________ if skillfully put together.
  • 5. Miss Handford’s desk is full of ______________ items: there’s a vase of flowers, a folder, a sewing kit and a hotdog!
  • 6. It’s important to __________ from speeding on the highway otherwise you will get a ticket!
  • 7. Johnny is always going off on random __________ that have nothing to do with the topic of conversation.
  • 8. To be coarse is to be _____________
  • 9. To completely cover is to ____________
  • 10. to flutter in the wind is to _____________
Bell-ringer: final vocab review
bell ringer review of sentence fragments

Correct these sentences IF they are a sentence fragment. Identify what they are missing: subject, predicate, complete thought.

1. Liked clothes that were half one color and half another.

2.Was a way of displaying wealth.

3. So I was scared.

4. And I couldn’t breathe.

5. Anthony loved eating Snickers bars.

Bell-ringer: review of sentence fragments