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Do Now: 2.24.15
Please copy the quote and author completely and accurately. Then, write a thoughtful response to the quote and explain it.
There's nothing like incorrect pronoun use to make you appear ignorant. Let's practice with an assignment on our handy-dandy Grammar Website "No Red Ink." So, here are the steps:
1. Type "no red ink" into the search bar OR address window of a web browser.
2. Sign in using your username and password.
3. Complete the "Prounouns" assignment that is assigned to you (30 items).
Periods 6/7 Only:
Let's briefly watch this video from the CSPC on the dangers of CO. You may want to use some of this information to help you answer question #3.
Now, we'll look at some types of transitions and the different kinds of work they each do.
Now that we've learned some new transition words, choose at least
to add to your circle map. File this map in the
section of your binder. Adding these words to your map is a version of a
contract between you and yourself involving a commitment to use these words in your writing throughout the rest of the year.
Greek and Latin Roots
Periods 1 and 3- Let's review the related words and definitions and then we will tackle the exercises.
Periods 6 and 7: We need to first read through the related words, definitions and example sentences. Then we will proceed directly to the exercises on the back.
Transitions: Step 1
We clearly need some help with transition words. Here's how we will begin:
On the paper provided for you, or on loose leaf, make a Circle Map like the one below. In the inner circle, write "Transition Words I Already Use." Then, around the outer circle, write down the transition words you regularly incorporate into your writing.
"The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits."
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When we've all had a chance to do this, we will share with someone seated near us. Wait until you are instructed to share.
Because transitions are "bridges"