jueves, 25 de mayo de 2017

READING

Resultado de imagen para short stories gifSHORT STORIES:
  1. "The Kid across the River" by William McFee.
  2.  "Stolen Friendship" by Alice Maxwell.
PREPARE A RETELLING for next class.

PORTFOLIO:
  • plot
  • characters
  • special comments
  • analyses (plural form of analysis!), if available
  • vocabulary: look up unknown words in monolingual dictionary

DEADLINE: May 30

stella :-)

miércoles, 24 de mayo de 2017

PARTS of SPEECH: VERBS and ADJECTIVES


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ACTION VERBS & LINKING VERBS

A verb is a word that expresses action ( physical or mental) or a state of being. It expresses time—present, past, and future—by using tense forms.

He worked on the painting. (physical action)
She admires Miró. (mental action)
The artist painted a new portrait. (transitive verb) 
The artist painted a quickly. (intransitive verb) 


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A linking verb links, or joins, the subject of a sentence (often a noun or a pronoun) with a word or expression that identifies or describes the subject.
Linking verbs: beappear, feel, look, seemsound, taste, become, growremain, smell, and stay. Most of these verbs can also be action verbs. To determine whether a verb is an action verb or a linking verb, substitute seem for the verb.


Linking verb: The leaves turned yellow. [Seemed makes sense.]
Action verb: The thief has turned the corner. [Seemed cannot be substituted.]


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Resultado de imagen para ADJECTIVESAn adjective is a word that modifies a noun or a pronoun by limiting its meaning. e.g.
old woman      last time 
few dreams     that goal 
those kids       many cups


  • Possessive nouns and pronouns are considered adjectives because they modify nouns. e.g.   Tim's car      his folder    


  • Articles are the adjectives a, an, and the. 
  • proper adjective is formed from a proper noun and begins with a capital letter. e.g. Chinese food   American dream

PORTFOLIO:
  • Copy these definitions
  • look up NEW examples
DEADLINE: MAY 30


stella ;-)

martes, 16 de mayo de 2017

PARTS OF SPEECH: NOUNS & PRONOUNS


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DEFINITION: A noun is a word that names a person, a place, a thing, or an idea.


  • A concrete noun names an object that occupies space or that can be recognized by the senses. e.g. water, dinosaur, leave.
  • An abstract noun names an idea, a quality, or a characteristic. e.g. surprise, wellness,  intelligence
  • A singular noun names one person, place, thing, or idea. 
  • A plural noun names more than one.
  • A proper noun is the name of a particular person, place, thing, or idea. e.g. William Shakespeare, Argentina, May
  • A common noun is the general -not the particular- name of a person, a place, a thing, or an idea. e.g. writer, country, month
  • A collective noun names a group. e.g. jury, committee

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Resultado de imagen para pronounsDEFINITION: A pronoun is a word that takes the place of a noun.

IMPORTANT: The word or group of words that a pronoun refers to is called its antecedent.

  • A personal pronoun refers to a specific person or thing. e.g. He wants to be awarded the Nobel prize!
  • A reflexive pronoun refers to a noun or another pronoun and indicates that the same person or thing is involved. e.g He discovered the answer himself.
  • A possessive adjective takes the place of the possessive form of a noun. e.g His discovery will change the history of science.
  • A demonstrative pronoun points out specific persons, places, things, or ideas. e.g That is his laboratory.
  • An interrogative pronoun is used to form questions. e.g Who wants to be a Nobel Prize?
  • A relative pronoun is used to begin a special subject-verb word group called a subordinate clause. e.g This is the scientist who discovered the vaccine against cholera.
  • An indefinite pronoun refers to people, places, or things in a general way. (all, another, any, anything,  everything, both, ...) e.g Is there anything to add?
PORTFOLIO:
  • Copy these definitions
  • look up NEW examples
DEADLINE: MAY 22

stella ;-)