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  1. “The Raven” 27 Feb. 2013

  2. Warm-Up **Take out comma HW to be collected **Have “to be” HW ready to be checked • Rewrite this sentence to eliminate the “to be” verbs: I am tired, so I am going to bed.

  3. 2/27 Agenda • Prefixes • “To be” verbs • Comma Rules • Vocab. • “The Raven”

  4. CP 2/27 Objectives • To define unknown vocabulary in “The Raven.” • To understand the mood and tone of “The Raven.” • To identify comma rules. • To review vocabulary words.

  5. Prefixes 2/27 • in/im/il/ir • Ex.- injustice, impossible, illegible, irregular • inter • Ex.- interact, intermission • mid • Def.- middle

  6. “To be” Verbs HW • What did you notice? • Volunteers?

  7. Comma Rules 1-3 HW • Summarize the article • Answers?

  8. 4. Using commas to set off transitional expressions • Transitional expressions are added comments or information. • They are set off with commas because they often interrupt or digress. • Most of the time these expressions can be taken out of the sentence and the sentence still makes sense. *Try to add commas to the examples

  9. 4. Using commas to set off transitional expressions • Examples • Some studies, incidentally, have shown that chocolate, of all things, helps prevent tooth decay. • Ceiling fans are, moreover, less expensive than air conditioners. • Ozone is a byproduct of dry cleaning, for example.

  10. 5. Using commas to set off interjections, direct address, and tag questions • Interjections • Try the examples

  11. 5. Using commas to set off interjections, direct address, and tag questions • Interjections • Examples • My God, who wouldn’t want a wife? • We had hiked for, say, seven miles before stopping to rest.

  12. 5. Using commas to set off interjections, direct address, and tag questions • Direct address • Try the examples

  13. 5. Using commas to set off interjections, direct address, and tag questions • Direct address • Examples • Officer, I swear I wasn’t speeding! • Did you, Johnny, or did you not cheat on your test? • Would you go to the store for me, dear?

  14. 5. Using commas to set off interjections, direct address, and tag questions • Tag questions • Try the example

  15. 5. Using commas to set off interjections, direct address, and tag questions • Tag questions • Ex. The governor didn’t veto the unemployment bill, did she?

  16. Vobackulary • New teams!

  17. “The Raven” • Two Foci • Meaning • Scansion Let’s number the stanzas together

  18. First Listen Through • Highlight any unknown words • Just listen • Try to get something out of it • It’s okay for it to be difficult (it should be!) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sXU3RfB7308

  19. Debrief • What do you think? • What words did you highlight? Write in these words on your copies • http://www.teachersfirst.com/lessons/raven/st1.cfm

  20. Stanza by Stanza • One word summaries beside each stanza • First 8 stanzas

  21. Student Folders • Your “Student Expectations” quiz & the Pledge/Anthem quiz goes in the folder • Your Auto as Haiku goes in the folder • Staple your Auto as Haiku reflection to the front if it is not already there • All other papers can go in your binder

  22. Exit Slip • What feelings and images are associated with ravens?

  23. Homework • Vocab. chart due tomorrow