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Literature Portfolio

Literature and Language
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Literature 􏰇 Reflection of lesson
Name: Matt Bennett

Date:August 29,2012


What lesson was taught in class?
R.L. 8.5

What standard was I working on?
Compare and contrast the structures of two or more texts and analyze how different structures of each text contributes to its meaning and style. You need to copy what is on the board.


What skill did I learn (define and explain it)?
The way up the mountain in the story. Tell me more.


How can I use this in my life?
I don’t know Is there anytime that you will ever have to read a story and answer questions?




Can I relate this to my faith?
Yeah, it makes us grow closer to God.

Matt Bennett August 29, 2012
Compare and contrast
Jack and the beanstalk and
Peter Pan
They both sat on the window and they both were hiding from people. One of them climbed a beanstalk and the other flew with his little wings. One walked up the beanstalk a couple of times and the other flew the window many times Language Reflections Reflection of Lesson

Name: Matt Bennett


Date: August 30, 2012


What lesson was taught in class? Alliteration Acrostics


What standard was I working on?
How to do an alliteration acrostic.



What skill did I learn (define and explain it)?
To describe yourself with adjectives


How can I use this in my life?
To have people learn more about me


Can I relate this to my faith?
Yeah, to grow closer to God. Reflection of lesson
Name: Matt Bennett

Date:August 29,2012


What lesson was taught in class?
R.L. 8.5

What standard was I working on?
Compare and contrast the structures of two or more texts and analyze how different structures of each text contributes to its meaning and style. You need to copy what is on the board.


What skill did I learn (define and explain it)?
The way up the mountain in the story. Tell me more.


How can I use this in my life?
I don’t know Is there anytime that you will ever have to read a story and answer questions?




Can I relate this to my faith?
Yeah, it makes us grow closer to God.

Matt Bennett August 29, 2012
Compare and contrast
Jack and the beanstalk and
Peter Pan
They both sat on the window and they both were hiding from people. One of them climbed a beanstalk and the other flew with his little wings. One walked up the beanstalk a couple of times and the other flew the window many times.

Compare the exposition, rising action, climax, falling action, and the resolution of Spelling Matt Bennett Spelling pretest 2 9-4-12

1.breath
2.finally
3.buzar
4.antatdot
5.kontous
6.acses
7.buzar
8.finally
9.breath
10.persucued
11.contous
12.proscued
13.felwtile
14.aces
15.anickdot
16.feldole
17.afect
18.afect
19.accept
20.accept Matt Bennett 8-27-2012
1.homesick
2.evergreen
3.well wisher
4.picni basket
5.homemade
6.long term
7.under ground
8.hankerchif
9.large scale
10.gingerbread
11.ferther more
12.hardatc
13. stagecoach
14.good natured
15.head quarters
16.lowed speaker
17.alot Matt Bennett August 29, 2012
Compare and contrast
Jack and the beanstalk and
Peter Pan
They both sat on the window and they both were hiding from people. One of them climbed a beanstalk and the other flew with his little wings. One walked up the beanstalk a couple of times and the other flew the window many times. Matt Bennett September 5, 2012
Conclusion of The Elevator
She stops the elevator half way between the floors. She starts talking to Martin in the elevator. She said, “How are you doing?” Martin was still scared that she was going to do something to him. Martin didn’t say anything. She then started the elevator again and then all of a sudden it stopped. Now Martin was panicking, he was worried that she was going to do something now because the elevator had stopped. He worried how long he was going to be stuck here with the old lady. Then she started talking to Martin again then, “Martin said fine” with a nervous look on his face. “She then asked what apartment I lived in?” He was still scared to and, “Then said a number.” She said I’m right above you and Martin was still sacred. The elevator started to move again and then the door open Martin went running to his apartment opened the door and slammed it shut. Matt Bennett Read the elevator 9-4-12

The Elevator
1. He is twelve years old, he is skin weak, bad at sports.

2. I think the main conflict will be he is scared to go on the elevator with the big lady.

3. The big lady gets on the elevator with Martin.

4. I think it is in this head, he is sleeping and it’s a dream

5. He thought either to take the stairs on to take the elevator.

6. The elevator might stop and he might have to be stuck with her in the elevator.

7. What are you so worked up about.

8. Yes, I think his dad and her know each other.

9. I don’t think it will bother him anymore.

10. Yes, because she stopped the elevator between the floors.

11. Because he doesn't know he just ended it there because he couldn’t think of anymore. att Bennett September 5, 2012
Raymond’s Run Pretest
1. I don’t know what an inference is.
2. It’s going to be about a girl that like to run by some big buildings.
3. It takes place in a in New York in a big building.
4. I don’t know what it relates to because I have not looked at the words of the day.
5. You have to run a lot and it’s fun. Matt Bennett August 31, 2012

2. Doing the multiplication table is easy.

4. After waiting for six hours Tom called his mom to come and pick him up.

6. Last night there was about six televisions commercials every half-hour.

8. Are you careful about turning off unnecessary light?

10. In the back of the storeroom stands a stack of boxes. What is a sentence Reflection
Name:Matt Bennett
Date:September 6, 2012

What lesson was taught in class? What is a good sentence
What standard was I working on? What is a good sentence
What skill did I learn (define and explain it)? What a good sentence is and what a bad sentence is.

How can I use this in my life? Yes, to make you say the sentence right.

Can I relate this to my faith? Yes, to grow closer to God.

Subject and Predicate Reflection
Name:Matt Bennett
Date:September 6, 2012

What lesson was taught in class? Sentence strucker.

What standard was I working on? Sentence strucker.

What skill did I learn (define and explain it)? When you write or type you should always have a subject and predicate in the sentence.

How can I use this in my life? Yes, When you are writing or typing a story to always have a subject and predicate.

Can I relate this to my faith? Yes, to grow closer to God. Matt Bennett September 5, 2012
Raymond’s Run Pretest
1. I don’t know what an inference is.
2. It’s going to be about a girl that like to run by some big buildings.
3. It takes place in a in New York in a big building.
4. I don’t know what it relates to because I have not looked at the words of the day.
5. You have to run a lot and it’s fun. Stop, look, and think reflection
Name:Matt Bennett
Date:September 6, 2012

What lesson was taught in class? Stop, look, and think.
What standard was I working on?Employ the full range of research-based comprehension strategies, including making connections, determining importance, questioning, visualizing, making inference, summarizing, and monitoring for comprehension.
What skill did I learn (define and explain it)? When reading to stop at the end of every sentence and think a think about they are talking about.
How can I use this in my life?Yes, when I’m reading a book to stop, look, and think.

Can I relate this to my faith?Yes, to make it easier when reading the bible.
In paragraph 2 sentence 1, I think that she thinks it comes easy to some people. No.
In paragraph 2 sentence 2, I think that not me is not a sentence. Well noted, thank you!
In paragraph 2 sentence 3, I think she is going to run like a pony down 34th street and have her mom in front of her so she acts like she’s by herself. If I were her mom I would be embarrassed!
In paragraph 2 sentence 4, I’m not for sure what they are talking about because there riley not saying what is going on.
In paragraph 2 sentence 5, I think she is saying that Cynthia is not a runner.
In paragraph 2 sentence 6, I think she is saying that Cynthia doesn't care about school.
in paragraph 2 sentence 7, I think she is saying that Cynthia thinks she is the best. That she doesn't like her.
In paragraph 2 sentence 8, I think she has a hole in her blouse and is trying to find it.
In paragraph 2 sentence 9 , I think this is not a sentence because there is no subject.
In paragraph 2 sentence 10, I think she likes going by her house to listen to the piano.
In paragraph 2 sentence 11, I think that the girl is trying to not be selfies. Please explain.
In paragraph 2 sentence 12, I think that the girl is trying not to be the best person but just somehow knows the songs.
In paragraph 2 sentence 13, I think that this is not a sentence because there is no subject.
In paragraph 2 sentence 14, I think she doesn’t like it when people don’t do their best.
In paragraph 2 sentence 15, I think she is trying to beat her.
In paragraph 2 sentence 16, I think she likes to run.
In paragraph 2 sentence 17, I think she is trying to be better than Raymond.
In paragraph 2 sentence 18, I think she thinks she can beat Raymond but Raymond is faster than her. How do you think she feels about that?



Here is the Rubric for the Reflections:


Reflection Rubric 4 3 2 1 0
Format Reflection is well organized, the reader can follow the train of thought of the writer, the format is similar to the one downloaded. It is clear and concise. Reflection is somewhat organized, the reader can follow mostly what the writer is saying, and the format is clear and concise. Reflection is not well organized and lacks fluidity. The format may or may not be similar to that of the one downloaded Reflection is not well organized and is extremely confusing there is no way to decipher the meaning. Did not attempt
Completion All necessary information is included and all irrelevant information is excluded. All necessary information is included but some irrelevant information is included. Not all necessary information is present. Some irrelevant may or may not be included. No necessary information is present and there is irrelevant information that is included. Did not attempt or did not turn in
Organization The information is presented in an order that the reader can follow using complete sentences and transition.

The sentences must contain capital letters and punctuation. The information is presented in an order that the reader can follow using complete sentences but may lack transitions.
The sentences must contain capital letters and punctuation. The information is not presented in an order that the reader can follow and does not use complete sentences and transition. The reader cannot follow any order and there are no clear sentences. No attempt was made
Reflection Student thought about lesson and answers all five questions. Student thought about lesson and answers four questions. Student thought about lesson and three questions. Student thought about lesson and answers two or less questions. No attempt was made
Conventions Correct use of punctuations! No mistakes! Correct use of punctuations! Some mistakes! Correct use of punctuations! Many frequent mistakes! Incorrect use of punctuations! No attempt was made
Spelling All words are spelled correctly 3/4 of the words are spelled correctly 1/2 of the words are spelled correctly 1/4 of the words are spelled correctly less then 1/4 of the words are spelled correctly
Upload to Prezi Portfolio Student uploaded to Prezi before the end of day Friday. Student uploaded to Prezi before the end of the day on Saturday. Student uploaded to Prezi before the end of the day on Sunday. Student did not upload to Prezi before the start of Monday's class or seeks teacher's help before the start of class on Monday! Student did not attempt nor seek help

25/28 Stop, look, and think reflection
Name:Matt Bennett
Date:September 6, 2012

What lesson was taught in class? Stop, look, and think.
What standard was I working on?Employ the full range of research-based comprehension strategies, including making connections, determining importance, questioning, visualizing, making inference, summarizing, and monitoring for comprehension.
What skill did I learn (define and explain it)? When reading to stop at the end of every sentence and think a think about they are talking about.
How can I use this in my life?Yes, when I’m reading a book to stop, look, and think.

Can I relate this to my faith?Yes, to make it easier when reading the bible.
In paragraph 2 sentence 1, I think that she thinks it comes easy to some people. No.
In paragraph 2 sentence 2, I think that not me is not a sentence. Well noted, thank you!
In paragraph 2 sentence 3, I think she is going to run like a pony down 34th street and have her mom in front of her so she acts like she’s by herself. If I were her mom I would be embarrassed!
In paragraph 2 sentence 4, I’m not for sure what they are talking about because there riley not saying what is going on.
In paragraph 2 sentence 5, I think she is saying that Cynthia is not a runner.
In paragraph 2 sentence 6, I think she is saying that Cynthia doesn't care about school.
in paragraph 2 sentence 7, I think she is saying that Cynthia thinks she is the best. That she doesn't like her.
In paragraph 2 sentence 8, I think she has a hole in her blouse and is trying to find it.
In paragraph 2 sentence 9 , I think this is not a sentence because there is no subject.
In paragraph 2 sentence 10, I think she likes going by her house to listen to the piano.
In paragraph 2 sentence 11, I think that the girl is trying to not be selfies. Please explain.
In paragraph 2 sentence 12, I think that the girl is trying not to be the best person but just somehow knows the songs.
In paragraph 2 sentence 13, I think that this is not a sentence because there is no subject.
In paragraph 2 sentence 14, I think she doesn’t like it when people don’t do their best.
In paragraph 2 sentence 15, I think she is trying to beat her.
In paragraph 2 sentence 16, I think she likes to run.
In paragraph 2 sentence 17, I think she is trying to be better than Raymond.
In paragraph 2 sentence 18, I think she thinks she can beat Raymond but Raymond is faster than her. How do you think she feels about that?



Here is the Rubric for the Reflections:


Reflection Rubric 4 3 2 1 0
Format Reflection is well organized, the reader can follow the train of thought of the writer, the format is similar to the one downloaded. It is clear and concise. Reflection is somewhat organized, the reader can follow mostly what the writer is saying, and the format is clear and concise. Reflection is not well organized and lacks fluidity. The format may or may not be similar to that of the one downloaded Reflection is not well organized and is extremely confusing there is no way to decipher the meaning. Did not attempt
Completion All necessary information is included and all irrelevant information is excluded. All necessary information is included but some irrelevant information is included. Not all necessary information is present. Some irrelevant may or may not be included. No necessary information is present and there is irrelevant information that is included. Did not attempt or did not turn in
Organization The information is presented in an order that the reader can follow using complete sentences and transition.

The sentences must contain capital letters and punctuation. The information is presented in an order that the reader can follow using complete sentences but may lack transitions.
The sentences must contain capital letters and punctuation. The information is not presented in an order that the reader can follow and does not use complete sentences and transition. The reader cannot follow any order and there are no clear sentences. No attempt was made
Reflection Student thought about lesson and answers all five questions. Student thought about lesson and answers four questions. Student thought about lesson and three questions. Student thought about lesson and answers two or less questions. No attempt was made
Conventions Correct use of punctuations! No mistakes! Correct use of punctuations! Some mistakes! Correct use of punctuations! Many frequent mistakes! Incorrect use of punctuations! No attempt was made
Spelling All words are spelled correctly 3/4 of the words are spelled correctly 1/2 of the words are spelled correctly 1/4 of the words are spelled correctly less then 1/4 of the words are spelled correctly
Upload to Prezi Portfolio Student uploaded to Prezi before the end of day Friday. Student uploaded to Prezi before the end of the day on Saturday. Student uploaded to Prezi before the end of the day on Sunday. Student did not upload to Prezi before the start of Monday's class or seeks teacher's help before the start of class on Monday! Student did not attempt nor seek help

25/28 Matt Bennett September 13, 2012 Period 3
Lit pretest 2
1.The story is about a girl that fights. The weird looking girl is fighting some other people that are not in the story. The two guys in the background are her bodyguards that help her in the fights.
The people she fights aren’t like her because she has special powers. At the end she doesn't fight anymore.
2. It looks like there is a guy that is playing with something can't tell what it is. There is another person that looks like they're going to throw something.
3. He is in the story. There is a person in the story thats name is King Herod.
4. He is the guy that is King Herod. That is up in a tree because he is able to fly.
5. The song would be dramatic.
6. I don’t know what collaborate means
I think commend to do something.
I don’t know what comply means.
I don’t know what diatribe means.
I don’t know what impudent means.
I don’t know what proposition means.
I don’t know what provision means.
I don’t know what ransom means. By: Matt and Megan
1. I believe this is a sentence.
2. I believe this a sentence fragment. She was a member of the Lemhi band of the Shoshone.
3. I believe this is a sentence.
4. I believe this is a sentence fragment. They had to reach their goal, which was seeking the Northwest Passage.
5. I believe this is a sentence.
6. I believe this is sentence fragment.
7. I believe this is a sentence fragment. Later, with Charbonneau, her French Canadian husband, and their two-month-old son, they crossed the river.
8. I believe it is a sentence.
9. I believe it is a sentence.
10. I believes it is a sentence.
11. I believe this is a sentence fragment. They built a wagon, which once saved valuable instruments during a storm.
12. I believe this is a sentence fragment. As they traveled farther, it began getting colder.
13.I believe this is a sentence.
14. I believe this is a sentence fragment. They met her father, from whom Sacagawea had been separated for years.
15.I believe this is a sentence.
16. I believe this is a sentence fragment. The indians helped them by giving them guidance.
17. I believe this is a sentence fragment. They finished all their maps when they returned from the expedition.
18. I believe this is a sentence.
19. I believe this is a sentence.
20. I believe this is a sentence fragment. Where this famous women died in 1812 they left a monument.

20/20 Matt Bennett September 11, 2012

Exercise 5
2. The verb is near the Arctic Circle.
4. The verb is can visit Pang
6. The verb is delivered to Pang.
8. The verb is kept outdoors.
10. The verb is also must hunt and fish for much of their food.


Exercise 6
2. The simple predicate is the diary.
4. The simple predicate is was published.
6. The simple predicate is Pepys told.
8. The simple predicate is Pepys described.
10. The simple predicate is described Matt Bennett September 6, 2012
Found it! Thank you!
List words
1.bazaar- a store, That is a bazaar place.
2.antidote-a medicine, There are many antidote.
3.conscious-aware, I'm conscious of where i'm at.
4.excess- the amount, There is an excess amount of money.
5.bizarre-unusual, Things are bizarre anymore.
6.breadth-a measurement, There is a breadth in every room of the school.
7.persecuted-to pursue with harassment, People persecuted other people.
8.conscience- right action, I conscience people to do the right thing.
9.prosecuted- to proceed against another person, Many people are prosecuted.
10.futile-incapable, People are futile in some sports.
11.access-to approach, People access other peoples houses to see if there is something wrong with it.
12.anecdote- short, Many people are anecdote.
13.feudal- pertaining, I’m feudal to the middle ages.
14.affect-to act on, People affect on movies.
15.effect-produced, The effect was on the new movie.
16.except- to look forward, I’m expect to have a good weekend. Compound Sentences
Name:Matt Bennett
Date: September 18, 2012

What lesson was taught in class? Compound sentences.
What standard was I working on?Compound sentences.
What skill did I learn (define and explain it)? That in some sentences there can be more than subject in a sentence.

How can I use this in my life?Yes, when doing assignments that have more than one subject.

Can I relate this to my faith?Yes, when we are doing something in the bible in language. Matt Bennett September 6,2012 Compound subject is in red and the predicate is in yellow
Compound subject and their verb
4.Elaborate masks and costumes are an important part of the Carnival Lamayote in Haiti.
5.Flowers or other small gifts are presented to teachers during Teacher’s Day in the Czech Republic.
6.Brave knights and their ladies return each year to the medieval festivals at Ribeauvillé, France.
7. During Sweden’s Midsommar (midsummer) Festival, maypoles and buildings bloom with fresh flowers.
8. Wrestling and pole climbing attract crowds to the Tatar
Festival of the Plow in Russia.
9. Games, dances, and feasts highlight the Green Corn Dance
of the Seminole Indians in the Florida Everglades.
10. In Munich, Germany, floats and bandwagons add color to
the Oktoberfest Parade.
The following 15 sentences use compound subjects:
Potato chips and cupcakes are bad for you.
Uncle Jim, Aunt Sue and my cousin Jake went to Jamaica on vacation.
Beth and Kendra read very slowly.
The boots by the door and the flip-flops in the living room need to be put away.
Neither the boots by the door nor the flip-flops in the living room will be here any more if you don’t put them away.
Neither a tall man nor a short man lives in that house.
Neither wind nor rain nor sleet nor hail can stop the US Postal Service from delivering the mail.
Neither the rugs downstairs nor the carpet upstairs has been vacuumed.
Either you or your brother is going to be punished.
Either the chicken or the beef in the freezer needs to be thawed for dinner tonight.
Either the matches or the candles caused the fire.
Either a rat or the gerbil keeps chewing up all my socks!
Everything on the bed and everything in the closet was organized in under an hour.
Nobody in the bank and nobody in the store saw the accident.
Anyone soccer team and anybody on the basketball team is eligible for the scholarship. Name:Matt Bennett
Date:September 17, 2012

What lesson was taught in class?L.8.2.c. How to own a word.

What standard was I working on?Spell Correctly I was working on how to spell correctly.

What skill did I learn (define and explain it)?How to spell word at have suffixes like submitted or harvesting. The words end in ing, ed,and es.

How can I use this in my life?When writing or typing to use suffixes when need.

Can I relate this to my faith? Yes, when reading the bible to say the suffixes when you're reading in church.

Remember to restate part of the question into your answer 20/24. Matt Bennett September 19, 2012
Key: subject Bold, verb underlined


1. Aaron, Art, Charles, and Cyril
are the Neville Brothers.
2. The four brothers play different
instruments and have their own
individual styles.
3. They formed their act and performed together in 1977.
4. Before then, the brothers performed and toured separately.
5. New Orleans is their hometown and has greatly influenced
their music.
6. They grew up hearing music at home and found it
everywhere.
7. New Orleans gospel sounds and jazz rhythms fill many of the
brothers’ songs.
8. The four brothers have strong opinions and often sing about
social issues.
9. Yellow Moon and Brother’s Keeper are two of their most
popular albums.
10. The children and grandchildren of the Neville Brothers have
now joined in this family’s musical tradition. Matt Bennett September 20, 2012
Classifying Sentences
Exercise 10
1. It means “good, peaceful,” I believe
believe.-imperative
2. The Hopi live primarily in northeastern Arizona
Arizona.-declarative
3. Have you been to Arizona
Arizona?-interrogative
4. Wow, the Grand Canyon is awesome
awesome!-exclamatory
5. You must go see it
it.-imperative
6. Meteor Crater is interesting, too
too.-declarative
7. The fall of that meteor would have been something to see
see.-declarative
8. Have you seen western movies with red cliffs in them
them?-interrogative
9. They may have been filmed near Sedona, Arizona
Arizona.-declarative
10. How exciting it is to visit new places
places.-imperative

Review G
1. Logan and Charlie are good friends.
2. Chase please open and shut the door.
3. Alex found ten dollars.
4. Why are Logan and Charlie doing homework?
5. Why was the cat hissing and meowing at me?
6. I finally found my homework!
7. Stop that lady.
8. Logan found and caught the dog.
9. I found and caught the dog.
10. Logan and Charlie both found and caught the dog. By: Megan and Matt
Key: Subject- Bold
Verbs- Underlined

5. This year the Wildcats won seven games and lost five.
6. During special sales, shoppers arrive early at the mall and
search for bargains.
7. Maria Montessori studied medicine in Italy and developed
new methods for teaching children.
8. Jim Rice autographed baseballs and made a short speech.
9. General Lee won many battles but lost the war.
10. In the summer many students go to music camps or take
music lessons.

2. Last night, we drank a bottle of wine and watched a movie.

Every Sunday, Sherri goes to the store and buys food for the week.
My cats lie around all day and run around all night.
Her husband fixes things that break around the house, irons better than she does, and bakes the best apple crisp you’ve ever tasted.
I either get a lot done during the day or do nothing at all.
The weekend either flies by or drags on forever, depending on what you’re doing.
The rain here either mists or drenches.
Someone either hit my car with a shopping basket or backed into it as they were leaving.
Stay or go; I don’t care which.
He neither wants nor needs to take a vacation.
They neither have the money nor want to give it to him.
Carol neither likes nor dislikes the wall color.
She neither eats nor drinks nor sleeps nor talks to anyone since he left.
We have neither seen each other nor spoken since our first date.
She neither eats nor drinks nor sleeps nor talks to anyone since he left. Matt Bennett September 17,2012
Spelling pretest 3
1.pataotes
2.sepparating
3.harvesting
4.contained
5.progaming
6.refused
7.omited
8.produced
9.aquerd
10.abilites
11.submited
12.jestifie
13.forbiting
14.petrified
15.nutrients
16.resoreces

1.justified- rejustifying, prejustifying,
2.acquired-reacquiring, reacquire
3.omitted-unomitted,omitter
4.submitted-submitter,submittal Matt Bennett September 14, 2012
Inferring
1. It looks like a whale that is looking at something.
2. It looks like it is made of garbage and water bottles.
3. They always have a caption next to the picture.
4. I was right that it was plastic, my thing has not changed. Acrostic For Ransom of Red Chief Sam Dougall Matt Bennett

Ransom of the Red Chief is a short story by O. Henry

Alabama is where the story takes place. A little town named Summit.

Neither of the two kidnappers are educated, so they use their street smarts to take Red Chief and try to get a $2000 reward for bringing him back to his father.

Sooner or later they get tired of the boy mis behaving.

Overnight Sam puts a box with a command for Red Chief’s dad to give them $2000 for him.

Monday was the day that they finally made a deal. Bill and Sam paid Mr. Dorset $250 to get rid of Red Chief. Anticipation Guide for “The Tell-Tale Heart”
Name Matt Bennett
Directions: Part A – Below, describe 5 things that you expect to find in scary stories. A scary person, ghost, scary costumes, haunted house, and scary looking things.


Directions: Part B- Does a scary story follow a traditional plot sequence? Yes it does follow a plot sequence.
Directions: Part C – First, read the following statements and decide whether you agree or disagree with them, placing a check mark in the correct column. After we’ve read the story, go back and decide if the author agrees or disagrees with these same statements. I agree.
You Agree You Disagree Statements Author Agrees Author Disagrees


1. People who are insane always know that they are insane.
2. Sane people sometimes imagine that they hear things.
3. If you commit a major crime, sooner or later you will be caught.
4. When you’ve done something wrong, it’s agony to wonder if you’ll be caught.
5. All people share the same fears (i.e., the same things frighten all people.) Matt Bennett September 25, 2012
1. The topic sentence is how the earth is unique. The main idea is the surface temperature on earth.
2. The topic sentence is I arrived in San Francisco. The main idea is the kid needs to eat.
3. The topic sentence is people that are independent can lead their lives. The main idea is the lady learns to do thing with being disabled. Give specific details that explain the main idea.
Sensory details your five senses (touch, smell, taste, sight, sound)
Vivid: easily pictured in your brain.
Simile, touch
Facts: a statement that can be proven true.
Reliable source- experts
Statistic or number form
Examples: specific instances or illustration of a basic idea
Washing machine, futon, pizza of apple pie

1. Staying healthy Give Specific details that explain the main idea
Sensory detail
5 sense ( touch,taste,smell,sight,sound )
vivid easily pictured in your brain

Fact-is a statement that is proven/that can be proven and true
a fact can be proven by a reliable source experts
facts are written in statistic or number form

Examples-specific instances or illustrations of a basic idea







1. Staying healthy is partly under your control.
A) your control
B) staying healthy
2. When I walk around my neighborhood there is always something going on.
A.) Something going on
B.)around my neighborhood
3. No one in my class is just like me.
A.) Is just like me
B.)No one in my class Today we are going to learn about the structure of a paragraph. The first requirement of a paragraph is a topic sentence. Following the topic sentence are supporting sentences. Supporting sentences give details about the main idea that is stated in the topic sentence. As a class we will all write in paragraph structure.

Logan Fear
Baylee Johnson
Charlie Doyle
Matt Bennett
Maggie Joe Harvey
Megan Flattery
Page Kinney
Nick O’Brien
Nick Simpson
Karter Rossing
Keegan Coleman
Emma Nostrom
Max Halligan...
Trent Woodhouse
Jake Heidenreich
Patrick Bocken
Addie lenning
Rachel Blair Matt Bennett September 27, 2012
1. He invented many different things.
2. Students have to have noise in the background to study. Name:Matt Bennett
Date:September 27, 2012
Group: 3

With a partners, you should read the work and briefly summarize the following elements:

Plot: Give a brief summary of the piece. He was taken to jail and sentenced to death. He was stuck in a dark cave.
Setting: Describe the setting. What words or phrases help paint the picture? He was in a cave. It was dark and cold with thing moving around in the cave.
Characters: How does Poe portray the characters? He puts them in a that god times in the story.
Perspective: Who is the narrator? Describe this person's feelings. Is it written in third or first person? How does this affect the piece? The narrator is poe he is scared. I think it is written in second person.

Make sure you are talking through the google doc and not out loud!

Poe considered his home in Richmond. But his family roots were set in Baltimore.
Poe was very precise on his wording. Poe was born in Boston.
Poe had met his wife in Baltimore. He considered himself Virginian but when asked if he was born in Boston he would say he was born in Baltimore. The inventor of the detective story...
The father of the modern American short story...
The architect who helped the world discover science fiction as a literary genre...
A skillful poet...
An important literary critic who helped define American literature, film, and other arts...
All these phrases—and many more—describe Edgar Allan Poe. His work has been praised by some and condemned by others. However, his poems and tales are an important part of American culture and American literature. In addition, hundreds of articles, stories, poems, and books have been written about or inspired by Poe, from serious works to humorous parodies.
1809- Poe is born
1811- Poe’s mother dies
1827- Poe publishes Tamerlane and Other Poems and is sold for $172,000.
1836- Poe marries Virginia (who is 13), his cousin.
1847- Virginia dies of tuberculosis at age 24
here’s the link http://twoodhouse.edu.glogster.com/edit/glog-5546/
Poe was insane and so was his writing, because

Poe the Perfectionist
http://knowingpoe.thinkport.org/writer/perfectionist_play.asp
This is a website that shows how Poe would change minor details to make the reader fully understand what he wanted and better create tension and suspense with the character.

Edgar Allen Poe along with many other writers in this era wanted to be perfectionist, meaning they would fix little things such as punctuation, grammar, hyphens,
Poe’s use of drugs is, for the most part, purely a literary device. For some of Poe’s more fantastic storylines, his narrators admit the use of opium, but one should carefully note that it is Poe’s narrators who use drugs, not Poe himself. Matt Bennett
Mrs.Frohwein
Literature
27 September 2012
Period 3
I think it was easier to listen to it on the computer. I thought when I read it, it was hard to understand it because some of the words when I was reading it was hard to understand. I would've liked it if there would have been more clarity to parts of the story.
I have noticed that he likes to us all of the scenes in both the video and in the story. In both of the stories he gets taken to jail and doesn't know what happened. He was sentence to death in both of the stories while being stuck in a dark room. He thinks there is somebody watching him because there are objects that come and he gets stuck in the dark room.
He wasn’t as scared in the video then in the story but you still could tell he was still scared being in the dark room. There were not horry things in the video as there was in the story. He is shaking so bad that he is always trying to get back to the walls of the cave.
I liked listening to the video. By the end of the story I thought reading it was a little easier but still kinda hard to listen what they are talking about. In my opinion listening to the story was easier than reading it. Name: Matt Bennett
Traits
Prediction
Comply
Predicate
Subject
Inference
Collaborate
Apparition
Commend
Irony
Suspense

To comply means to obey or conform to something such as a rule, law, regulation, or a wish.
To commend means to praise somebody or something in a formal way.
To collaborate means to work with another person or group in order to achieve something.
Prediction is a conclusion drawn from evidence or reasoning. Inference
Apparition is an appearance of a supposed ghost or something ghostly.
Suspense means incongruity between what actually happens and what might be expected to happen, especially when this disparity seems absurd or laughable.
Trait is a characteristic or quality that distinguishes somebody.
Inference means a feeling of tense excitement about how something such as a mystery novel or movie will end. Irony
To make a irony is to say what is going to happen in the future, often based on present indications or past experiences. Prediction
Predicate is a word or combination of words, including the verb, objects, or phrases governed by the verb that make up one of the two main parts of a sentence.
A subject is the part of a sentence or utterance, usually a noun, noun phrase, or equivalent, that the rest of the sentence asserts something about and that agrees with the verb. The subject typically performs the action expressed by the verb. "She" and "The dog" are the subjects of "She gave me the book" and "The dog was found asleep" respectively. Name:Matt Bennett
Date:September 27, 2012
Group: 3

With a partners, you should read the work and briefly summarize the following elements:

Plot: Give a brief summary of the piece. He was taken to jail and sentenced to death. He was stuck in a dark cave.
Setting: Describe the setting. What words or phrases help paint the picture? He was in a cave. It was dark and cold with thing moving around in the cave.
Characters: How does Poe portray the characters? He puts them in a that god times in the story.
Perspective: Who is the narrator? Describe this person's feelings. Is it written in third or first person? How does this affect the piece? The narrator is poe he is scared. I think it is written in second person. Group 3
3/10/12
Mrs. Frohwein/Mr. Naughton
Trent Woodhouse
Megan Flattery
Karter Rossing
Jake Heidenreich
Nick Simpson
Charlie Doyle
Alex Sanck
Emma Nostrom
Matt Bennett
Patrick Bocken
Nick O’Brien
Rachel Blair
Page Kinney

Rachel Blair - http://www.nytimes.com/2011/06/15/us/15wildfires.html?_r=0 Wildfire Is Now the Largest in Arizona’s History June 14, 2011

Para 1.
subject - massive Wallow Fire
predicate - has burned
main idea - the massive Wallow Fire that is raging through eastern Arizona and neighboring New Mexico
details - its raging through Arizona - is near New Mexico - largest fire ever in Arizona
Para 2.
subject - 469,000 acres
predicate - had burned
main idea - burned 469,000 acres
details - burned 469,000 acres as of Tuesday morning - surpassing the 468,000 acres destroyed in 2002, Rodeo-Chediski Fire
Para 3.
subject - the megafires
predicate - has been
main idea - the biggest differences between the 2 fires
details - Willow Fire was less destructive - destroyed 31 homes compared with 465



Para 4.
subject - The Willow Fire
predicate - is named
main idea - why the Willow Fire was named the Willow Fire
details - named after the Bear Wallow Wilderness in the Apache and Sitgreaves National Forests - fire believed to have started on May 29 - 18 percent contained as of Tuesday morning
Para 5.
subject - 18 percent
predicate - contained
main idea - 18 percent of the fire
details - fire is long and wide - 18 percent shows a lot of work has been done
Para 6.
subject - residents
predicate - were allowed
main idea - the residents were allowed to return to their homes on Sunday
details - residents from Eagar and Springerville, Arizona - returned on Sunday
Para 7.
subject - fire
predicate - continued eating up forests
main idea - fire still burned and firefighters were burning backfires
details - fire had not stopped burning - firefighters tried to stop it - extended into New Mexico - threatened the small town of Luna
Para 8.
subject - fire
predicate - sent
main idea - the fire has caused people trouble getting out of their towns
details - smoke over a vast area - many highways were closed - dry weather and firce wind doesn’t help - more than 4,000 firefighters were assigned to the blaze



Page Kinney:
http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-18563_162-57476121/aggressive-fire-suppression-leaves-west-a-tinderbox-making-mega-fires-worse/
Para.1
subject - Twenty-one large wildfires
predicate - burning
main idea - Wildfires are burning in Colorado.
details - two people dead, 346 homes destroyed
Para 2.
subject - Mega-fires
predicate - destructive
main idea - How mega-fires start burning
details - Drought and climates don’t help,
Para 3.
subject - students
predicate - took
main idea - A group of high
details - Clean up the area, Took down decades of trees,
Para 4.
subject - ground
predicate - building up
main idea - What is building up on the ground.
details - tons of downed, dead debris, and small trees
Para 5.
subject - people
predicate - live
main idea - Why they don't want the fire.
details -

Charlie
http://www.npr.org/2012/08/23/159373770/the-new-normal-for-wildfires-forest-killing-megablazes top article
Para 1.
subject: Craig Allen, I, We
predicate: coin, tried, worked, take
main idea: Driving into New Mexico
details: working on a survey, the Jemez Mountains
Para. 2
subject: they, tree
predicate: are, dead
main idea: dead trees
details: trees are dead not poles
Para. 3
subject: You, Allen
predicate: tell, know
main idea: no live trees
details: He hasn't seen anything green.
Para. 4
subject: it, mountains
predicate: is,hammered, outdid, was
main idea: how big the fire has been
details records were kept
Para. 5
subject: we, Allen, he
predicate: stop,jump,is,walk
main idea: how they walk to the edge
details : how he edgy and active
Para. 6
subject: we, he, mountains, and grass
predicate: looked, have been
main idea: how it looks bad
details it looks like wheat bread with needles on top
Para. 7
subject: forest,fires, US forest service, and they
predicate: suppressed, kept, thought
main idea: burning down of the forest and how the US forest service thinks of it.
details: fire does more bad then good
Para. 8
subject: result,Las Conchas, it
predicate: is, burned, reached
main idea: The Las Conchas fire
details: burned twice the area of Manhattan
Para 9.
subject: heat, they,they, convection, its
predicate: look, creates, pulling, go
main idea: The burning trees
details: trees look like an atom bomb going off
Para. 10
subject: Allen
predicate: show
main idea: Allen showing the writer what grew
details nothing
Para. 11.
subject: This
predicate: has gone
main idea: how the forest was good now bad
details: nothing
Para 12.
subject: shrubs and fires
predicate: make and have been setting
main idea: how the fires are big enough to break records
details: the records have been broken
Matt Bennett bottom article
http://www.npr.org/2012/08/23/159373770/the-new-normal-for-wildfires-forest-killing-megablazes
Para 1
subject these, people
predicate well,busy
main idea floods and fires affect all things
details stave off flooding
Para 2
subject fire
predicate stripped, from, rolled, slopes
main idea the floods and fire stripped everything
details stripped everything
Para 3
subject bandelier, Tom Betts
predicate swollen, flooded
main idea the chief said there was a flood
details stream almost flood the parks
Para 4
subject Betts, we
predicate seen, see, it
main idea it rained more than expected
details more than three and a half foot of rain
Para 5
subject Allen, Betts
predicate are
main idea working on next one
details next one
Para 6
subject water and flood
predicate high, asks
main idea what does it trigger
details high waters can trigger floods
Para 7
subject Betts, visitor, we
predicate shutdown, out, their
main idea shut down everything
details Betts said we need to shut down everything
Para 8
subject floods, Pueblo indians, canyon
predicate lived, wash away,
main idea Pueblo indians had to find a different place to stay
details the floods washed away the Pueblos things.
Para 9
subject forest services
predicate changed, starts, cuts
main idea they have stopped some bigger fires
details they control it now
Para 10
subject Allen, there
predicate says, way, unstoppable fires
main idea more unstoppable fires
details big unstoppable fires
Para 11
subject nobody, you
predicate running, says, leap, travel
main idea that air tanks can help with fires
details fires can travel for miles
Para 12
subject Allen, Santa Fe, he
predicate studying, feels, says,
main idea the land has changed
details the land has changed over time
Para 13
subject he, we
predicate says, coming, changed, mix
main idea the forest and woodlands aren’t coming back
details climate has changed
Para 14
subject climate
predicate change, make
main idea the climate change is likely to succeed
details climate change
Nick Simpson
http://adventure.nationalgeographic.com/2009/08/survival/megafire
Para. 1
subject: Fire season. California. Mountain snow peaks in the West. Bigger and badder wildfires.
predicate: has increased. experiencing wildland fires. when it thaws and cools vegetation. will be common.
main idea: The increasing of hazardous wildfires igniting in America and what this increase will do.
details: The vegetation will start to diminish and the land will get drier and become more likely to light on fire.
Para. 2:
subject: you. resin-filled trees. fire. creek, stream, or any marshy recess. field or an opening. your head. loose soil or piece of clothing. aluminium fire shelter. burnproof bivvy sack.
predicate: ditch your pack.causing them to explode. moves more quickly. jump into. create. keep, down. use as a filter. stuffing. is mandatory.
main idea: How to survive these fires and how to be prepared for one.
details: If you jump into a marshy recess it allows the blaze to pass over you. Use an aluminium fire shelter because they are mandatory.
Para. 3:
subject: The Energy Release Forecast Map. Backcountry travelers. map.
predicate: predicts fire danger. can keep an eye on. can’t account.
main idea: The locations of where it is most likely to strike.
details: The Energy Release Forecast Map evaluates foliage and weather patterns.


http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-215_162-57479170/megafires-not-perfect-storms-just-the-new-normal/

Jake Heidenreich
Para. 1
subject: conditions, drought, insect plagues, windstorms, and legions of dead
predicate: turned, constitute
main idea: Droughts and major wildfires have made it hard to live in the west.
details: Also windstorms push the wildfires farther which makes them spread out more.
There are thousands of dead trees in the west.
Para 2.
subject: conditions, wildfires, homes, fire
predicate: be,look, consumed
main idea: The fires are very fatal and have destroyed many homes.
details: One fire consumed 300,000 acres in only a week.
Para 3.
subject: climatologists, droughts, forests
predicate: warning, shaped, show
main idea: The fires are shaping a new climate for the west.
details: These conditions are just like back in the dust bowl.
Para. 4
subject: blogosphere, fires, climate
predicate: search, find, owning
main idea: Fires have grown much larger since 30 years ago.
details: Blogs all over the world are talking about the fires.
Para 5.
subject: figures, disaster, data, drought
predicate: come, in, has intensified
main idea: The records from the 200 fires have been surpassed.
details: Though some might disagree these have been the worst fires in U.S. History.
Para 6.
subject: Jemez Mountains, fire, Las Conchas fire
predicate: are, burned, destroying, erupted
main idea: Most people thought a 2003 fire was bad until this year fires started.
details: We need to learn how to stop these fires.
Para 7.
subject: fire, plume, flames
predicate: burned, rose, spread
main idea: The Las Conchas broke records within its first 24 hours.
details: It has taken 120,000 acres of land.
Para 8.
subject: event, heat, needles, trees
predicate: was stunning, in, consumed, died
main idea: The heat was so intense, it burned grass on high cliffs.
details: It killed every living thing in its way.
Para 9.
subject: record, fire, forestland, droughts
predicate: last, burned, lost, cause
main idea: In 50 years the forest might lose 50 percent because of the fires.
details: It has also cost millions of dollars trying to save the fires.




Patrick Bocken
http://www.witf.org/on-air/2012/08/climate-change-and-the-american-southwest.php
Paragraph 1
subject:Sentence 1: wildfires, Sentence 2: they, Sentence 3:scientists, Sentence 4:fires, predicate:Sentence 1: burned, Sentence 2: were, Sentence 3:say, Sentence 4: stopped
main idea:Wildfires in the U.S.
details:There were fewer fires last summer, but they were more severe. Scientists say that the climate changes are drying out regions in the southwest causing these mega fires. Scientists aren’t sure that these fires are able to be stopped and they think the forests of the southwest may be lost.

Paragraph 2.
subject:Sentence1:forests,Sentence 2:It and it,Sentence 3:fires,Sentence 4:legacy and fires,Sentence 5: Christopher Joyce
predicate:Sentence 1:burned,Sentence 2:was and kept,Sentence 3:stopped,Sentence 4:come and are,Sentence 5: reports
main idea:The U.S. hasn’t had mega fires for a 100 years.
details:The Southwestern Ponderosa for centuries burned every few years, then they suddenly stopped 100 years ago. This kept the ecosystem stable. However now the fires have come back, wiping out forests across the Southwest.NPR’s Christopher Joyce reported this.

Paragraph 3.
subject:Sentence 1:scientists,Sentence 2:fires,Sentence 3:Christopher Joyce
predicate:Sentence 1:are calling,Sentence 2:were,Sentence,Sentence 3: reports
main idea:Fires are becoming more common.
details:Scientists say that fires are becoming more common, and the Ponderosa forests are burning down. Fires are becoming more and more common.

Paragraph 4.
subject:Sentence 1:scientists,Sentence 2:heat waves and drought,Sentence 3:Christopher Joyce
predicate:Sentence 1:are,Sentence 2:leaves,Sentence 3:reports
main idea:Climate change has a huge affect on the mega fires.
details:Scientists believe that heat waves and drought is causing climate change, and this has a huge affect on mega fires.

Paragraph 5.
subject:Sentence 1:mega fires,Sentence 2:scientists and makers,Sentence 3:Christopher Joyce
predicate:Sentence 1:are changing,Sentence 2:know,Sentence 3:reports
main idea:Scientist are trying to find ways to live with these huge fires.
details: Mega fires are changing our ecosystem, and scientists know they cannot stop them once they have started, so they are trying to find ways to live with the mega fires.

Paragraph 6:
subject:Sentence 1:droughts,Sentence 2:scientists,Sentence 3:they,Sentence 4:predictions, Sentence 5:Christopher Joyce
predicate:Sentence 1:are killing,Sentence 2:know,Sentence 3:are,Sentence 4:are,Sentence 5:reports
main idea:Why trees are dying.
details:Droughts are killing trees, and scientists don’t know why, but there estimations are grim.









Karter Rossing
http://wattsupwiththat.com/2012/05/18/megafire-study-suggests-todays-megafires-at-least-in-the-southwestern-u-s-are-atypical/
Paragraph 1.
Subject- forest fires
Predicate- study
Main Idea- Forest fires have been slowly increasing.
Paragraph 2.
Subject- model
Predicate- experimented
Main Idea- Tests have been performed on replica trees to see how to better handle the next fire.
Paragraph 3.
Subject- temperatures
Predicate- measured
Main Idea- The difference of temperatures has had an effect on the number of fires.
Paragraph 4.
Subject- fires
Predicate- spreading
Main Idea- Fires have been spreading throughout more of the forests.
Paragraph 5.
Subject- people
Predicate- killed
Main Idea- Many people have been injured or killed in forest fires.
Paragraph 6.
Subject- droughts
Predicate- start
Main Idea- Droughts have be a leading cause for the start of the fires.
Paragraph 7.
Subject- conditions
Predicate- unmanageable
Main Idea- Conditions have been perfect for the start of forest fires.
Paragraph 8.
Subject- scientists
Predicate- looked
Main Idea- They are studying the history and how different variables affected the fires.
Paragraph 9.
Subject- hypothesize
Predicate- concluded
Main Idea- Many ideas have been suggested, but nothing has been concluded.
Paragraph 10.
Subject- rings
Predicate- depend
Main Idea- Scientists look at tree rings to learn more about the tree.
Paragraph 11.
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Predicate-
Main Idea-
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Emma Nostrom http://environment.nationalgeographic.com/environment/natural-disasters/wildfire-safety-tips/
Paragraph 1
Subject- fire department
Predicate- a fire
Main Idea- out of control fire
Details- see
Paragraph 2
Subject- fires can be dangerous
Predicate- water gets fires out
Main Idea- The main idea is that you keep all flammable thing away from your cars.
Details- wind
Paragraph 3
Subject- house things you need to do before you leave your house
Predicate- remove everything from your yard so the fire doesn’t caught so fast net to your house
Main Idea - make sure you shut off everything in the house so you don’t blow a fuse or blow the house up
Details- gas or oil spills
Paragraph 4
Subject- water is a good thing to stay next to in a wildfire
Predicate- you want little vegetation
Main Idea- Try to keep yourself safe in a wildfire
Details- to avoid breathing smoke breathe air close to the ground

http://www.npr.org/2012/08/23/159373770/the-new-normal-for-wildfires-forest-killing-megablazes

Paragraph 1
Sentence 1
Subject: mountain forests of the Southwest, fires
Predicate: burning, setting new records for the size and intensity
Paragraph 2
Sentence 1
Subject: Christopher Joyce
Predicate: reports, what’s causing
Paragraph 3
Sentence 1
Subject: Christopher Joyce
Predicate: reports, what’s causing
Paragraph 4
Sentence 1
Subject: Fire scientists
Predicate: calling it the new normal
Sentence 2
Subject: One of the scientists, Craig
Predicate: coined that term
Sentence 3
Subject: I
Predicate: drive with him
Sentence 4
Subject: We
Predicate: take, into a landscape of black poles There are 5 different ways to detect if someone is lying
1. Eye Patterns
2. Cadence of speech
3. Body Language
4. Emotional Gestures
5. Lie detection techniques

Top 5 myths about lying
1. Myth that someone is lying because they are fidgeting or not maintaining eye contact.
2. Myth An individual is lying because their responses are rude or brief.
3. Myth that Lies that you close to friends and family
4. Myth that people are smiling or looks content.
5. If someone fails a polygraph (lie detection machine) Matt Bennett
Mrs.Frohwein and Mr. Naughton
Language 4
2 October 2012
Exercise 10
Elaborating Details
My day is filled with all kinds of different activity. I wake
up very early, eat breakfast, and go to
school as early as I can to start some of the activities. Once in the classroom, I am on a
very tight schedule to get all my homework done on time. Each class has its
own routine for all the activities that are going on today. I am glad when the lunch
bell finally rings because I finally have
time to relax and eat as much as I can. However, all too soon
lunch is over and I am in the classroom
for the rest of the afternoon to learn new and different things. When
school is out, I go home, eat, do my
homework, and go to bed because i’m so tired from the long day. The next day, I
do it all again from lunch to homework and home i’m so tired. Name: Matt Bennett
Date: October 2, 2012
What lesson was taught in class?
S.8.4 and 5
What standard was I working on?Present claims and findings emphasizing salient points in a focused, coherent manner with relevant evidence, sound valid reasoning, and well-chosen details; use appropriate eye contact, adaquate volume, and clear pronunciation.
Integrate multimedia and visual displays into presentations to clarify information, strengthen claims and evidence, and add interest.
What skill did I learn (define and explain it)? To always look forward when talking in front of people and to no talk to the floor or to the wall.

How can I use this in my life? When in front of people to talk to the and to not talk to the floor or to the wall.
Can I relate this to my faith? When talking in mass to people to look at your audience. Trent Woodhouse
Matt Bennett
Exercise 5
1. Choose one of the topics listed below and list at least five details
that would need to be included in a paragraph about it.
a. the Boston Tea Party
b. my happiest moment- What the happiest moment is, where was it, when was it, who was in it, and details about it.
2. List at least five steps to explain the process involved in
completing each task.
a. how to make a sandwich- First you choose what sandwich you want to make. Then you get the type of bread that you want to use. Next you put on the ingredients that corresponds with your sandwich evenly on the bread. Then, put the two pieces of bread together so the ingredients touch. Finally, give the sandwich to someone else to eat or eat it yourself.
b. how to use the Web or library to find a book on dogs- First, you type in the words dog books into the web or book finder if you're not trying to find a specific book. Otherwise, you put in the title of the book. Then, if a ton of books come up on the computer, try putting in the authors name along with the title. Next, you either buy the book or you find the book in the library. Finally, if all else fails, ask a librarian or ask a friend or someone you know to help you find it.
3. Pick one of the following topics and list a chronological chain
of causes and effects.
a. not getting enough exercise
b. being tardy for class- First you get to class late. Then you have a warning. Next, If you do it enough, you’ll have to do some form of punishment. If it continues, you get worse punishments.
Exercise 6
1. an amusement park or city park- Adventureland- crowds, entrance, shops, rides, roller coasters, more rides. (already ordered)
2. the inside of your dream house or apartment
3. your school on the first or last day of the school year
Exercise 7
1. the qualities that make a good friend- funny, likes what you like, not mean (order from greatest to least.)
2. the reasons we should take care of the environment
3. what would happen in your perfect day
Exercise 8
1. the difference between elementary school and middle school
2. things to consider when shopping for school clothes
3. good pets and bad pets- good pets love you, bad pets bite you. All can be good and bad sometimes. People like good pets more. People avoid bad pets more. What people do to them- sentence 3 and 4. What the pets do- sentence 1 and 2.
Exercise 9
In the days before the invention of paper
money and strip malls, people had to trade for
goods and services. However, one could imagine
the problems this system produced. For example,
say that Kino, a fisherman living in ancient times,
realizes he needs a new coat to keep him warm at
sea. How does he get it? First, he takes twenty fish
from his basket so that he can trade for the coat.
Then, he makes the day’s journey to the coatmaker’s shop. When he arrives, an unforeseen
problem arises that makes Kino shiver: The coatmaker hates fish but loves carrots. As a result, the
coatmaker will supply Kino with a coat for ten
bushels of carrots. Consequently, Kino walks about
the region—in the cold, as luck would have it—
and finally finds a carrot farmer willing to take the
fish. Kino at last returns to the coatmaker and
trades the carrots for the coat. However, after all of
this, another problem that distresses Kino arises:
The long journey has completely worn out Kino’s
shoes, and, unfortunately, the shoemaker likes
neither fish nor carrots.

in
before
however
for example
realizes
first
then
when
as a result
consequently
finally
at last
however
another
unfortunately Matt Bennett
1 October 2012
Literature
Period 3
Pit and Pendulum
By: Edgar Allan Poe
I think it was easier to listen to it on the computer because the audio version could pronounce the words that were hard to read. I thought when I read it, it was hard to understand it because some of the words when I was reading it was hard to understand. I would've liked it if there would have been more clarity to parts of the story.
I have noticed that he likes to us all of the scenes in both the video and in the story. In both of the stories he gets taken to jail and doesn't know what happened. He was sentence to death in the stories while being stuck in a dark room. He thinks there is somebody watching him because there are objects that come and he gets stuck in the dark room.
He wasn’t as scared in the video then in the story but you still could tell he was still scared being in the dark room. There were not horry things in the video as there was in the story. He is shaking so bad that he is always trying to get back to the walls of the cave.
I liked listening to the video because he could say the words that were hard to say. By the end of the story I thought reading it was a little easier but still kinda hard to read what they are talking about. In my opinion listening to the story was easier than reading it. Matt Bennett
1. pot-a-toes
2. sep-a-rat-ing
3. har-vest-ing
4. con-tain-ed
5. pro-gram-ming
6. re-fused
7. o-mit-ted
8. pro-duc-ed
9. ac-quir-ed
10. ab-ili-ties
11. sub-mit-ted
12. just-ifi-ed
13. for-bid-ding
14. pet-rifi-ed
15. nut-ri-ents
16. re-sour-ces

Name:Matt Bennett
Date: 1 October 2012
What lesson was taught in class? RL.8.7
What standard was I working on? Analyze the extent to which a filmed or live production of a story or drama stays faithful to or departs from the text or script, evaluating the choices made by the director or actors.
What skill did I learn (define and explain it)? There are different kinds of stories that take part in different parts of life.
How can I use this in my life? To always know what you are reading.

Can I relate this to my faith? Yes, to visualise what is taking part in the bible when reading in it. Name:Matt Bennett
Date:September 27, 2012
Group: 3

With a partners, you should read the work and briefly summarize the following elements:

Plot: Give a brief summary of the piece. He was taken to jail and sentenced to death. He was stuck in a dark cave.
Setting: Describe the setting. What words or phrases help paint the picture? He was in a cave. It was dark and cold with thing moving around in the cave.
Characters: How does Poe portray the characters? He puts them in a that god times in the story.
Perspective: Who is the narrator? Describe this person's feelings. Is it written in third or first person? How does this affect the piece? The narrator is poe he is scared. I think it is written in second person. Matt Bennett September 27, 2012
1. He invented many different things.
2. Students have to have noise in the background to study. Matt Bennett
Mrs.Frohwein and Mr. Naughton
October 11,2012
Period 4

EXAMPLE
1 Which of the following types of writing might appear in a magazine article?
* A Narrative
* B Persuasive
* C Descriptive
* D All of the above


1 Which of the following best states the main idea of this passage?
* A Kite flying began in China, Korea, or Japan in the sixth century A.D.
* B Kite flying began so long ago that we can only guess when and where it started.
* C Kites must have originated in China because there are old stories about them.
* D Kites originally were important for military actions.


What kind of detail does this supporting sentence use?
* A Opinion
* B Sensory detail
* C Statistic
* D Fact


In this sentence, finally does not correctly link the ideas. Which of these should be used instead?
* A as a result
* B however
* C at last
* D moreover


4 The second paragraph needs to be broken into two paragraphs. The first sentence of the new, third paragraph should be --
* A In one story, a famous Chinese general . . .
* B This told the rebels how long . . .
* C The Japanese, too, have a long history . . .
* D They may have learned . . .


5 How is the second paragraph organized?
* A In spatial order
* B In order of importance
* C In logical order
* D In chronological order


6 What type of paragraph is this?
* A Narrative
* B Persuasive
* C Descriptive
* D Expository


7 Which sentence in the paragraph is the topic sentence?
* A There is a right way and a wrong way to scoop ice cream.
* B To scoop real ice cream, you must have the proper equipment.
* C A good ice cream scoop has a nice round bowl, not a flat surface.
* D Deposit the ball into the opening of a good-quality cone.


8 In what order is the material in the second half of the paragraph presented?
* A Chronological
* B Logical
* C Spatial
* D Order of importance


9 Which of these sentences includes a transitional word or phrase?
* A To scoop real ice cream, you must have the proper equipment.
* B A good ice cream scoop has a nice round bowl, not a flat surface.
* C Pull the scoop toward you and let the ice cream curl into a ball.
* D First, grasp your nice round scoop firmly in one hand.


What kind of elaboration does this sentence contain?
* A comparison
* B definition
* C statistic
* D cause-and-effect relationship


11 Which of the following would be the best clincher for this paragraph?
* A The palm tree makes a nice contrast to the rosebushes.
* B Mama says whenever she looks at her palm tree or her roses, she feels she's in paradise.
* C And that's what our fire escape looks like.
* D Finally, on the other side of the fire escape is the brick wall of our building.


12 What type of paragraph is this?
* A Expository
* B Descriptive
* C Persuasive
* D Narrative


The details in these sentences are sensory details because they --
* A make sense
* B help readers form an image of the subject
* C are specific instances or illustrations
* D can be proven true


14 What kind of organization does the writer use?
* A Order of importance
* B Chronological order
* C Spatial order
* D Logical order


15 Which sentence does not belong in this paragraph?
* A It's just an old black iron fire escape that clangs when anyone walks on it.
* B Roses can be difficult to grow without the right soil.
* C On one end is an old wooden chair that sits out there rain or shine.
* D Papa ordered it from a catalog.


16 Which of the following would be the best clincher for this paragraph?
* A It seems that authors and movie makers prefer the legend to the truth.
* B The image of a crowned king in armor living in a large stone castle is not accurate.
* C No one knows the truth about Arthur, so the story writers use their imaginations.
* D Nonetheless, the legend of King Arthur has appealed to people through the ages.


17 This paragraph is an expository paragraph because it --
* A gives information
* B tells a story
* C describes a person, place, thing, or idea
* D tries to influence readers' opinions


What would be the best way to rewrite this sentence using a transitional word?
* A In addition, a sixth-century document written not long after Arthur would have died does not mention Arthur.
* B Meanwhile, a sixth-century document written not long after Arthur would have died does not mention Arthur.
* C However, a sixth-century document written not long after Arthur would have died does not mention Arthur.
* D A sixth-century document written not long after Arthur would have died instead, does not mention Arthur.


What kind of information do the elaborating details in this sentence add to the paragraph?
* A They provide a definition.
* B They provide sensory details.
* C The provide a contrast to other details.
* D They provide a cause-and-effect relationship.


20 What sentence does not belong in this paragraph?
* A Who was this man to have so many people writing about him?
* B A peaceful period followed, during which Lancelot du Lac arrived in Camelot.
* C Three hundred years later, a historian wrote about all the kings of Britain.
* D A sixth-century document written not long after Arthur would have died does not mention Arthur.


You answered 4 out of 20 items correctly. Your score: 20%. Matt Bennett
Mrs. Frohwein and Mr. Naughton
October 8, 2012
Period 3
Hitchhiker Pretest
1. No, you do not have to believe something if not seen.
2. Yes, I have seen things that I can’t explain.
3. I don’t know what foreshadowing means.
4. I have no idea what a radio play is.
5. A sound effect is when you make a noise that an animal makes a noise. People make dogs noise all the time.
6. I have no idea what lark means.
7. I have no idea what junction means.
8. I have no idea what sinister means.
9. I have no idea what assurance means.
10. i have no idea what monotony means. Name: Matt Bennett
Date: October 2, 2012
What lesson was taught in class?
S.8.4 and 5
What standard was I working on?Present claims and findings emphasizing salient points in a focused, coherent manner with relevant evidence, sound valid reasoning, and well-chosen details; use appropriate eye contact, adaquate volume, and clear pronunciation.
Integrate multimedia and visual displays into presentations to clarify information, strengthen claims and evidence, and add interest.
What skill did I learn (define and explain it)? To always look forward when talking in front of people and to not talk to the floor or to the wall.

How can I use this in my life? When in front of people to talk to the and to not talk to the floor or to the wall.
Can I relate this to my faith? When talking in mass to people to look at your audience.

24/28 Remember to restate part of the question into your answer. Matt Bennett
Mrs.Frohwein and Mr. Naughton
October 12, 2012
Period 4
Review A page 501
1. When are Bill’s parents coming to pick us up.
2. Mr. Epstein said that is doesn't look like rain today.
3. The sentence is correct.
4. The sentence is correct.
5. My baseball bat and my catchers mitt were in my room.
6. The sentence is correct.
7. The sentence is correct.
8. Doesn’t the team captain plan to put her into the game soon?
9. The sentence is correct.
10. The Bill of Rights gave the American citizens the right to worship where they please. Matt Bennett
Mrs.Frohwein and Mr. Naughton
October 12, 2012
Period 3
Pretest why do we read
1. We read because we like to read about different things.
2. I like to read sportsbooks.
3. I don’t read very much so I can’t give you a good time of how many minutes I read.




Megafires in the United States


Megan, Trent, Page, Rachel, Emma N., Nick O., Patrick,
Charlie, Jake, Matt, Nick S., Alex, Karter
Mr. Naughton and Mrs. Frohwein
St. Edmond
October 5, 2012


Thesis Statement:
Forest fires in the United States, specifically the Southwest, create a lot of damage to our natural wildlife, and are sometimes caused by humans, or climate changes. Across the United States wildfires are starting to become a major crisis in our National Parks and wildlife reservations. Wildlife specialists are doing their best to stop these fires that are spreading across our nation. Back in the year 2000, everybody thought that the fires they had that summer were going to be the worst fires in America. As we found out this summer, with the drought conditions and the hard, blowing winds, we had witnessed the worst mega-fires in American history.
The natural fires are creating a huge problem for American civilization. They normally just took out small trees and shrubs along the ground, but for the last century the U.S. Forest Service thought that the fire did more harm than good, so they stopped almost all fires. Turns out the fires were actually a healthy thing and needed to be done. The shrubs that the natural fires would’ve taken out are now creating a surface fuel which makes it burn faster and hotter and create an even bigger problem. Just in this last year, June 2011 according to officials the New York Times talked to, Arizona has had its largest wildfire ever. They are calling it the Wallow Fire, and even though it is the biggest fire in Arizona’s history, it still hasn’t damaged or destroyed as much as previous Arizona fires have.
Forest fires affect many environments badly such as New Mexico's Bandelier National Monument. All the trees in the entire monument are just like poles.


There are two types of forests which involve fires. There are the forests where fires are quite common, and there are forests where fires aren’t quite as common. In both types there is a surface fuel layer and tree crowns. The surface fuel layer is the layer in which you can find brush, grass, logs, twigs, etc. The tree crowns are the top part of trees. In forests where the fires aren’t quite as common, there is a third layer called the ladder fuel. The ladder fuel is all of the shrubs, small trees, and other small plants that are near the floor of the forest, but aren’t exactly on the floor. In these forests, where fires aren’t as common, the fuel on the surface layer builds up. So when the forest gets a chance to start on fire it will more than likely ignite. The fires start in the surface fuel layer. Than it spreads quickly to the ladder fuels. The ladder fuels allow the fire to spread to the tree crowns. When the fire gets to the tree crowns the fire is almost unbearable/ its very hard to control. These types of forest fires are the most dangerous and cause the most damage.
The other type of forest fires are the ones that happen quite frequently. In these more frequent type of forest fires, there is only the surface fuel layer and tree crowns. Since there is no third layer, the ladder fuel, the fires never get too bad. The fires for these type of forest, starts in the surface fuel layer. Sense there is no ladder fuel layer, the fires can not make the jump to the tree crowns, therefor the fires burn out before the fires get to bad. In these types of forest fires, the only damage is usually scorched bark on the trees, and most of the ground plants are destroyed.








References
Christopher, J. (23, August 2012). Why Forest-Killing Megafires Are The New Normal. NPR.
Retrieved from:
http://www.npr.org/2012/08/23/159373770/the-new-normal-for-wildfires-forest-killing-megablazes
Debuys, W. ( 24, July 2012). Megafires not perfect storms, just the new normal. CBSNEWS. Retrieved from
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Debuys, W. ( 24, July 2012). Megafires not perfect storms, just the new normal. CBSNEWS. Retrieved from
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F Vigeant. (2012 August, 16). Climate change in the American Southwest.
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Gilkey, D.(2012, August 23). Why Forest-Killing Megafires Are The New Normal. NPR. Retrieved
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Lacey, M. (2011, June 14). Wildfire Is Now the Largest in Arizona’s History. The New York Times. Retrieved from
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/06/15/us/15wildfires.html?_r=0


Sanjaya, M. ( 19, July 2012 ). Fire suppression leaves West in a tinderbox making megafires worse. Cbs Evening News. Retrieved from
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Tabor, D. (2009, August/September). Wildfires Ignite the Backcountry. National Geographic.
Retrieved from:
http://adventure.nationalgeographic.com/2009/08/survival/megafire


Watts, A. (2012, March 18). Megafire study suggests today’s megafires, at least in the southwestern U.S., are atypical. Watts Up With That?.
http://wattsupwiththat.com/2012/05/18/megafire-study-suggests-todays-megafires-at-least-in-the-southwestern-u-s-are-atypical/



















Reflection of Lesson


Names: Megan, Trent, Page, Rachel, Emma, Nick O., Patrick, Charlie, Jake, Matt, Nick S., Alex, Karter

Date: October 5, 2012


What lesson was taught in class? The lesson that was taught in class was that we learned how to write an APA paper. Also while we are doing this assignment we learned a lot about wildfires and NPR.


What standard was I working on? 8.W.I : Write arguments to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence.

What skill did I learn (define and explain it)?
The skill that we all learned was how to find main ideas in an article and collaborate our ideas together as a group to write a well written paper.

How can I use this in my life? We can use this in our life when we need to write these kinds of papers in high school and college sense we now know how to write an APA paper.


Can I relate this to my faith? We can use this in our faith in the same way we can use it in our life, but in religion class or for religious reasons. Matt Bennett
Mrs.Frohwein and Mr. Naughton
October 8, 2012
Period 3
What the paragraph
When I wake up I go to the bathroom. Then I usually go eat breakfast and watch either the news or sportscenter. Then I go upstairs and put my contacts in and brush my teeth. Once i’m done put go and put my cloths on and leave for school.

Exercise 11
1. What is the writer trying to influence his audience to do or
believe in the persuasive paragraph? The best vacation is a trip to the beach. There is a lot to do at the beach. You can go swimming, build a sandcastle, or maybe even go surfing. The
beach is very relaxing. Many people enjoy listening to the sound of the
ocean and lying in the sun. When you plan your next vacation, be sure to
remember that the beach is your best choice.
Support your response. To pick the beach for your next vacation.
2. List two or three of the sensory details you found in the
descriptive paragraph. build things, listening to sounds,
3. What was the main idea of the expository paragraph? The beach is the best vacation spot.
4. List, in order, the main supporting details of the narrative paragraph.You can do many different things at the beach.
Exercise 12
The end was near for John Smith. Armed with
clubs and out for blood, the Powhatan Indians
gathered around the Englishman. They seemed to
be angry. Smith prepared to die.
Suddenly—and shockingly—a young Algonquian girl leaped
forward. She threw herself against Smith and
pleaded for the Indians to spare him.
Pocahontas’s legend began when she was eleven or twelve as new
settlers started streaming into Virginia in 1607.
They were settling the Jamestown colony, and
Captain John Smith was one of their leaders. Some
historians today think that the Indians did not plan
to kill Smith the day Pocahontas came to his aid.
They think it might have been a kind of ritual he
did not understand, or maybe a test of bravery. But
there is little doubt that Pocahontas saved Smith’s
life about a year later.
Chief Powhatan believed the white people planned to take his land. So he set a
trap for Smith. It was a good thing for Smith that
Pocahontas found out.
She warned Smith to leave the area because her father planned to kill him.
Saving the New World by saving the life of its
leader, Pocahontas may have saved the Virginia
colony. Pocahontas became a bridge between the
two very different and often warring cultures.
Captain Smith once got into an argument with the
Powhatans and took seven captives. Chief
Powhatan was unable to get his men back until he
sent Pocahontas as a peacemaker.
The friendship between the captain and the Indian girl helped both
cultures get along. In 1617, after visiting England
with her husband, John Rolfe, Pocahontas suddenly
became ill and died. She was buried in England, far
from home. When her son, Thomas Rolfe, returned
to Virginia, he became a leading citizen of
Jamestown. The bridge between Native Americans
and New Americans was complete


A
• an eventful birthday or other special occasion
• your favorite year in school so far- My favorite school year was probably either in 2nd or 4th grade because those were the funniest years of school. The first thing why I liked it is because there was hardly any home work. The second thing is I had a lot of my friends in those two classes.
• the funniest thing that ever happened to you
B. How to get to my house. First get in a car or a bike start it up and move the stick to D (drive). Then get onto the road and stop at the stop sign and go start. Keep going until you get to the next stop sign and keep going start. Then you keep on going and then you kind of have to swerve to the right and keep going on the start road and swerve going and the take a lift with the house that has a rock in the front and a basketball hoop and a big white and blue camper.
C.
• your bedroom- My room smells pretty good but not the best thing in the world as it could. There are two windows that are old and very hard to open. You can see a few trophy that are above my windows that I have won in baseball.
• your favorite place
• a beautiful sunset
• a friend or relative
D.
• What school policy would you change or enact if you could?
• What is your opinion on an issue you have seen on the news
or read about in the newspaper?- I have seen on the news that kids are not getting feed enough at lunch. Which is making me mad because when you have things after school like sports that don’t get done till 5:30 or 6:00. So when you get home you are very hungry and you eat everything that you have at your house.
• Who is the greatest historical figure of all time? Matt Bennett
Mrs. Frohwein and Mr. Naughton
October 8, 2012
Period 4
Spelling Pretest
1. arrested
2. improved
3. included
4. irrigated
5. inspection
6. insisted
7. illistarted
8. adviece
9. a proved
10. agreeable
11. investigated
12. anounsment
13. imprested
14. acomplished
15. afectioete
16. eristonsible Baylee Johnson Matt Bennett

A noun is a person, place, thing, or idea.


Exercise 1
1. Chief Joseph, Nez Perce, leader

3. photograph, Satanta, Kiowa chief, medal, James Buchanan, profile

5 . speech, Satanta, people, Great Plains, buffalo, love

7. Bull, warriors, General George Custer, troops, Battle of the Little Bighorn.

9. Red Cloud, Oglala Sioux, Dull Knife, Cheyennes, leaders



Exercise 2 A compound noun is made up of more than two words.

1. Louis Braille

3. three years old

5. National Institute for the Blind.

7. drawbacks

9. braillewriter



Exercise 3 Common generally doesn’t start with a capital letter. A proper beings with a capital letter.

1. forests-common, home- common

3 . boreal forests-common, regions-common,winters-common, springs-common

5. rain forests - common, tropical - common, regions - common

7. rainforest - common, northern climate - common, damp - common

9. forests, - common, California - proper, Alaska - proper

Review A

1. Lincoln Memorial - proper, concrete Washington, D.C.- proper, concrete crowds - proper, concrete day - common abstract
2. memorial - common concrete , setting - common concrete, monuments - common concrete , capitol - proper concrete
3. Lincoln Memorial - proper concrete Jefferson - proper concrete Tidal Basin - proper concrete
4. memorial - common concrete Washington Monument - proper concrete pools - common abstract
5. Lincoln Memorial - proper, concrete architect - common, abstract Henry Bacon - proper concrete designed - common, abstract
6. memorial - common,concentrate temple - common, abstract
thirty-six columns, one for each state in the union at the time
of the death of Lincoln proper, concentrate, Greek-proper, concentrate, (8)
7. photograph common, abstract, Lincoln Memorial proper, concrete, large common,abstract, marble hall common abstract.(4)
8. statute - common abstract Lincoln proper, concrete , designed - common abstract sculptor Daniel Chester French, - proper abstract carved - common,abstract white marble common abstract(6)
9. statute common, abstract, Lincoln proper, concrete depicts him sitting in a large armchair
as if in deep meditation.(4)
10. lobby - common,concrete memorial, - common, abstract murals - common, abstract Jules
Guerin - proper common allegories - common, abstract Emancipation and Reunion.(8) Matt Bennett 7/10


1. perpetual- describe as always moving, everlasting. The earth is in perpetual motion around the sun.
2. ineptitude- do not know what to do, The child that fell off the bike showed ineptitude. noun
3. improvised- with no thought or little time of doing. I improvised speech was, not very good. adjective
4. brusquely-
5. reserve-
6. rationalize-
7. wince- To react to a source of sudden ache, She wince as the ball hit her in the face.
8. vigilant- on the lookout. The vigilant mann was very paranoid in the store.
9. barricade- an object that keeps people in or out of an area. I put up a barricade to keep the children away from my cookies.
10. ravage- ruin destroy, wreck, The ravage the planes caused to the Twin Towers was horrible.
Articles- the, a, an A. Yep’s asthma changed his relationship because Yep’s brother could play sports and have fun with his father unlike Yep could.
B. Yep feels like an outsider or Un-American because he feels as if all the Americans are tough and can do the things he can’t. He also states that he feels his brother in his dad’s only true son.
C. Yep’s family was facing an external conflict of a rat getting into their store, eating food, and also leaving rat poop in the store.
D. Fathers first attempt to catch the rat was to lay spring loaded traps, the traps did not work for the rat stole all the bait.
E. In lines Father uses words such as: “I’m done fooling around call the exterminator”, while Pete fumigated the store, the next day,
F. He is torn because he does not know what he should’ve done because he didn’t believe in killing but he sure did love that rifle.
G.Yep’s father sees him as a little slow or maybe a little ignorant due to the fact that his father sounded impatient and told him to never point it at anyone else.
H. At the same time he is telling about the past, him and his father are having great son and father moments, but I also feel as if Yep’s father is reliving the past and how he learned how to play sports.
I. Why he views it different because there is rat.
J. I don’t think there was very much time that passed from when they got to the other room because they saw the rat and then the didn’t see it and then they saw it charging at them.
K. Yep and his fathers relationship has changed now they get along even though he doesn’t play any sports. Matt Bennett

1. adversary: noun, one’s opponent in a contest.
2. ajar: adjective, slightly open.
3. beckon: verb, make a gesture with the hand, arm, and head to encourage someone.
4. benefactor: noun, a person who gives money or other person or cause.
5. commence: verb, being start.
6. concession: noun, a thing that is granted.
7. gnarled: adjective, knobbly, rough, twisted.
8. impromptu: adjective, done without being planned.
9. ominous: adjective, giving the impression that something bad or unpleasant is going to happen.
10. tentatively: adjective, not certain or fixed.
11. tremor: noun an involuntary quivering movement. Matt Bennett
1. C
2. C
3. didn’t
4. C
5. Don’t
6. are
7. like
8. C
9. are
10. C
11. his or her
12. C
13. C
14. C
15. it’s
16. C
17. it
18. their
19. C
20. C Matt Bennett
Week 2.
Day 1.
1. The construction workers are working hard on the new building. Why I did it this way is because there talking just about the workers there not talking about anything else.
2. The two brother from Springfield moved to New York. Why I did it this way is because that sounded very good.
3. A large group of parents are at the party. Why I did it that way is because there was a large group of people is because it would be a like a party.
Day 2.
1. Logan works at City Hall. Why I did it that why is because it is a sentence fragment.
2. Many people have sailed across the Pacific Oceans on a battleship. Because it is a sentence fragment.
3. Logan has hit two home runs in one game. Why I did this is because it was a sentence fragment.
Day 3.
1. While sitting on the park bench, there were many dogs playing. This is a sentence fragment sentence.
2. After finishing his homework, he ate a snack. This is a sentence fragment sentence.
3. During the science fiction movies, the man in front of me was yelling loudly. This is a sentence fragment sentence.
Day 4.
1. Would you like to play tennis, or would you like to play golf? There was no comma that separates the two sentences.
2. Harold fixed his flat tire, and it only took him a few minutes. There was no word that separated the two sentences.
3. Maria can play guitar, and she can be the lead singer. There was no comma that separates the two sentences. Baylee Johnson Matt Bennett

A noun is a person, place, thing, or idea.


Exercise 1
1. Chief Joseph, Nez Perce, leader

3. photograph, Satanta, Kiowa chief, medal, James Buchanan, profile

5 . speech, Satanta, people, Great Plains, buffalo, love

7. Bull, warriors, General George Custer, troops, Battle of the Little Bighorn.

9. Red Cloud, Oglala Sioux, Dull Knife, Cheyennes, leaders



Exercise 2 A compound noun is made up of more than two words.

1. Louis Braille

3. three years old

5. National Institute for the Blind.

7. drawbacks

9. braillewriter



Exercise 3 Common generally doesn’t start with a capital letter. A proper beings with a capital letter.

1. forests-common, home- common

3 . boreal forests-common, regions-common,winters-common, springs-common

5. rain forests - common, tropical - common, regions - common

7. rainforest - common, northern climate - common, damp - common

9. forests, - common, California - proper, Alaska - proper

Review A

1. Lincoln Memorial - proper, concrete Washington, D.C.- proper, concrete crowds - proper, concrete day - common abstract
2. memorial - common concrete , setting - common concrete, monuments - common concrete , capitol - common, concrete
3. Lincoln Memorial - proper, concrete Jefferson Memorial - proper concrete Tidal Basin - proper concrete
4. memorial - common concrete Washington Monument - proper concrete pools - common concrete
5. Lincoln Memorial - proper, concrete architect - common, concrete Henry Bacon - proper concrete designed - common, abstract
6. memorial - common,concentrate temple - common, concrete
columns-common, concrete, union-common, concrete
Lincoln proper, concentrate, Greek-proper, concentrate, (8)
7. photograph - common,concrete, Lincoln Memorial proper common , concrete, common,abstract, marble hall - common abstract.(4)
8. statute - common Lincoln proper, concrete , designed - common abstract Daniel Chester French, - proper concrete carved - common,abstract white marble common, concrete(6)
9. statute common, concrete , Lincoln proper, concrete, large armchair common, concrete
meditation.- common,concrete(4)
10. lobby - common,concrete, memorial - common,concrete murals - common, concrete
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