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ELA Seminar. Mrs. Demos 2012-2013 Quarter 1. Drill 1 August 28. Homework: Get Parent Letter Signed. Bring in all supplies by Friday. One tissue box for next week. Objective: Students will become familiar with the ELA seminar procedures and policies.

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ela seminar

ELA Seminar

Mrs. Demos

2012-2013

Quarter 1

drill 1 august 28
Drill 1 August 28

Homework: Get Parent Letter Signed. Bring in all supplies by Friday. One tissue box for next week.

Objective: Students will become familiar with the ELA seminar procedures and policies.

  • Drill: Identify the subject (noun) and predicate (main verb) in the following sentences.
  • (The sentences are on your handout.)
drill 1 answer
Drill 1 Answer
  • Albert Einsteinis reading an anti-gravity book. The book is impossible to put down.
  • Mrs. Demos usually takes steps to avoid elevators.
  • Joeycould not quite remember how to throw a boomerang, but eventually itcame back to him.
  • Mummiesare bound to be uptight.
  • Catherinewas going to look for my missing watch, but shecould never find the time.
drill 2 8 29
Drill 2 8/29
  • Homework: All Supplies Due Friday 8/31. Bring a box of tissues for a project.
  • Objective: SWBAT identify parts of speech in order to ensure correct usage.
  • Drill: Use the same sentences from drill 1. Highlight all of the adjectives pink and all of the adverbs green.
drill 2 answer
Drill 2 Answer
  • Albert Einstein is reading a an anti-gravity book. The book is impossible to put down.
  • Mrs. Demos usually takes steps to avoid elevators.
  • Joey could not quite remember how to throw a boomerang, but eventually it came back to him.
  • Mummies are bound to be uptight.
  • Catherine was going to look for my missing watch, but she could never find the time.
drill 3 8 30
Drill 3 8/30
  • Homework: All supplies tomorrow. Tissue box for project.
  • Objective: SWBAT explore word function in order to expand their writing.
  • Drill: Combine these two simple sentences into one sentence.
    • Catherine was going to look for my missing watch.
    • She could never find the time.
  • Compare answers with your team. Be prepared to share.
drill 4 8 31
Drill 4 8/31
  • Objective: TSW set measurable goals for the coming year in order to measure progress.
  • Drill: Create a list of all the activities (sports, clubs, reading, computer games) in which you are successful.
  • Pick one of your successful activities and list at least three reasons why you think you are successful.
drill 9 4
Drill 9/4
  • Bring in your Falcon’s Nest basket items by Friday.
  • Objective: The students will demonstrate the ability to combine and compose sentences in order to improve sentence fluency.
  • Drill: Put your name, date, period 1 and Diagnostic 1 on the scantron.
  • Think about two things you can do to be successful on this pre-test.
drill 9 6
Drill 9/6
  • Objective: The student will recognize and use phrases in order to improve sentence fluency.
  • Drill: Pick any of the phrases you reviewed yesterday and add one to the following sentences.
  • Toby Chases.
drill 9 5 answers
Drill 9/5 answers
  • Prepositional Phrase: Shows location and time. Begins with a preposition and ends with a noun.
  • Appositive Phrase: Renames the noun. Set off by commas.
  • Participial Phrase: Verb used as an adjective. Ends in –ing or –ed
  • Infinitive Phrase: The word “to” plus a verb. Used as a noun, adjective, or adverb.
  • Absolute Phrase: Modifies the rest of the sentence. Begins with a personal pronoun and is set off with commas.
drill 9 10
Drill 9/10
  • Objective: The students will analyze the diagnostice in order to set goals.
  • Drill: Put your name, date, period 1 and Diagnostic 2 on the scantron.
  • Think about two things you can do to be successful on this pre-test.
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Drill 9/11
  • Objective: Students will analyze and evaluate figurative language in order to understand its contribution to meaning and/or style.
  • Drill: Compare the following two sentences.
  • The rain falls on the forest.
  • The ancient yet ageless oaks reach their tired arms to the sky, drinking in the drops of cool water like an old lady reaching for the last bit of her youth.
  • Why might an author choose to write one sentence over the other?
  • What examples of figurative language can you identify in this sentence?
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Drill 9/12
  • Objective: Students will analyze and evaluate figurative language in order to understand its contribution to meaning and/or style.
  • Drill: Identify the figurative language used in this quote. Explain what the author is trying to communicate to the reader.
  • “An apprehensive night crawled slowly by like a wounded snake and sleep did not visit Rainsford, although the silence of a dead world was on the jungle”(Connell).
drill 9 13
Drill 9/13
  • Objective: The student will be able to analyze and evaluate how specific language choices contribute to meaning in order to interpret the text.
  • Drill: Review the directions for annotation.
  • Make a list of all the types of skills a reader needs to do in order to effectively annotate the text.
drill 9 14
Drill 9/14
  • Objective: SW review sentence structure and phrases in order to improve sentence fluency.
  • Drill: Add an appositive phrase to this sentence.
  • The jaguar must know fear.
drill 9 18
Drill 9/18
  • Objective: Students will cite the textual evidence that most strongly supports an analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text in order to understand characterization.
  • Drill: Combine the following sentences to form a complex sentence.
    • Joe Flacco could not through a complete pass on Sunday.

The Eagles beat the Ravens by one point.

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Drill 9/19
  • Objective: Students will interpret figures of speech in context in order to enhance understanding of the text.
  • Drill: Identify the figurative language and explain what Richard Connell is trying to say.
    • “Then, as he stepped forward, his foot sank into the ooze. He tried to wrench it back, but the muck sucked viciously at his foot as if it were a giant leech.”
  • Why do authors use figurative language?
drill 20
Drill 20
  • Objective: Students will analyze plot in order to determine theme.
  • Drill: What are the different parts of plot?
    • Example Setting
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Drill 9/21
  • Objective: Students will demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking in order to communicate effectively.
  • Drill: Define theme.