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Writing for STAAR
Revising and Editing
Revising and Editing
Revising and Editing
Revising and Editing
Revising and Editing
Common vs.Proper Nouns
Compound Sentences
Compound Sentences continued...
When to use commas
Let's review apostrophes. Think of it this way...
apostrophes only have two houses-

The Possessive House The Contraction House
In this house, you are only allowed to use apostrophes if you are showing possession (ownership).
Mrs.Crabaugh's dog is smart.
Mr. Hoobler's dog is cute.
What do Mrs.Crabaugh and Mr. Hoobler own?
In this house you are only allowed to use apostrophes if you are writing a contraction (taking two words and making them one).

do not- don't
he is- he's
they are- they're
Let's play apostrophe trolls!
We need two troll volunteers!
(A possessive troll and a contraction troll)
The rest of us will try to cross the troll's bridge! In your journal draw a t-chart. One side will say Possessive House and the other will say Contraction House.
Students will pair up and try to cross the bridge into the troll's house. You must read your sentence out loud and decide what house you should enter.
Should you choose the possessive house the possessive troll will ask you "WHAT DO YOU OWN?"
If you are correct the troll will say "Welcome home, possessive!"
If the troll finds you do not own anything the troll will yell "YOU DON'T BELONG HERE! GET OUT!"
Should you choose the contraction house the troll will say "NAME THE TWO WORDS THAT MADE YOU!"
The troll will either say "Welcome home, contraction!" or "YOU DON'T BELONG HERE! GET OUT!"
If neither of the trolls accept you into their home, you shouldn't be using the apostrophe.

If you are not entering either home, you should be writing the word down on your T-Chart in the correct section.
Pass out sentences, and let the trolls loose!
Hopefully everyone went to their correct homes and found safety! Let's review a little more...
If sometimes contractions give you a little trouble, make this foldable to help you study. Your teacher will tell you what the common contractions are that you should include.
Click here to see a list

And just to be clear...

Let's create an apostrophe app! Get your iPhones out and add another app.

Apostrophes are only used for 2 things;

Possessives and Contractions
The dog's food.
My mom's job.
Mrs. Langley's pencil.
do not- don't
you are- you're
they are- they're
she is- she's
List some other examples on your own
Last but not least
, a little revising and editing practice... (Mia's Elevator (2)
Hey, that could be used as a nice little transition!
Let's review Personal Narratives first...
Take a look at the sample paper given. In particular, let's look at the hook this student uses.
Hooks, leads, openers, are all the same. They capture the readers attention. You don't want to bore your reader in the first sentence do you?
Take a look at the sample composition. Read the first few sentences. Do you remember what a Ba-Da-Bing Sentence is?
Label or highlight each part of a Ba-Da-Bing in the sample.
Take a look at your new composition. You have a few minutes to create a gritty list, then we will draw out our hook.
In your journal, create a chart like the one shown.
Where my feet went
What I saw
What I thought
Write in some things that could support your narrative. Remember, if it doesn't have anything to do with your story, exclude it from your Ba-Da-Bing.
As you begin writing, ready your resources! iPhone, writing folder with resources, prompt, and rubric. Get started!
Before we begin, let's make a study guide!
Inside, list the descriptions.
Common Nouns

Name a common person, place, animal, or thing. Nothing specific. Examples: cat, dog, mouse, store, phone
Proper Nouns

Name a specific noun. Examples:
Mrs.Reyes, H-E-B, France, Samsung Galaxy 5
As you watch this video and listen to your teacher, list other nouns and proper nouns in the foldable. See how many you can collect!
What is the most important thing you should know about proper nouns?

Tricky Proper Nouns

Sometimes there are words that sound like common nouns but are used as proper nouns so they deserve a capital letter.
The word "father" can be used as a common noun and as a proper noun.

"I had dinner with my father last night."

"Would you like to have dinner with me, Father?"
Which sentence uses the word "father" as a proper noun?
Let's play Capitalization Court!
Take a look at the rules for capitalization. You may keep these in your writing folder for reference.
You will each say a sentence out loud and the class will be the judges!
Bailiff decides if you go to jail or you've capitalized correctly
Be sure to cite what rule you are using to make your decision
We need a bailiff volunteer!
Follow these moves to decide if the accused is guilty or not!
Let's work together to make posters for some proper noun uses...

Get in groups and create these posters. Be sure to list examples!

books, stories
Languages, races, nationalities,
teams, bands
specific places
months, holidays, days of the week
And of course...our lesson would not be complete without an app!
Use these descriptions for your app!
Revising and Editing practice with Franco Pizzaro!
Take out the model composition from yesterday. We looked at the Ba-Da-Bing sentence from this model, now we're going to look at what is almost the most important thing in narrative writing...Can you guess what it is?
Take a highlighter and find all the feelings that this person includes in their writing.
Before you write any more ideas down, let's take some time to organize our feelings and thoughts from our own paper. Create a chart like this one
This is a shortened version of what we did before, today we're only going to concentrate on feelings, thoughts, and dialogue.
As you write today be sure to include some of what you brainstormed on your organizer.
What are FANBOYS?
More importantly, when do we use them?
In your journal draw a three column chart. Make the middle column a little skinnier than the rest.
Label your columns as shown
We have to understand that we can only use our FANBOYS if we have two independent clauses.
My dog doesn't eat a lot of dog food, but he eats a lot of treats.
Is this a sentence? Do the sentence test!
Is this a sentence?
If you agree that the two parts are complete sentences, then we agree that we have two independent clauses.
If you have two independent clauses you will always need a comma and a fanboy.
Watch and listen.
Let's play Compound Comadres!
Every one will get an independent clause.
It is your job to find a partner with an independent clause that you can pair up with.
After you think you have found a suitable comadre, join your sentences together with a FANBOY.
Write the complete sentence down in your journal.
Now find your comadre!!!
And of course...our lesson would not be complete without an app!
When using a COMMA and a FANBOY be sure there are INDEPENDENT CLAUSES on both sides.
Independent clause , FANBOY Independent clause.
Create your own example after you complete the model.
Continue adding feelings and thoughts into your paper. Work on inserting dialogue too!
Before you continue your composition, let's practice some good writer's strategies...
After you write each sentence, READ IT! Sometimes we mean to say something and we write it and forget a word or two...practice the WRITE IT, READ IT strategy today.
Your teacher will conference with you as you write.
As always, revising and editing practice :)
Remember, a conjunction (FANBOYS) connects words, phrases, or clauses. Watch the video to be sure you're clear on what FANBOYS do.
By now you should be experts on when to use a conjunction. You also know that commas usually accompany a conjunction. But what do we do when you see a conjunction and it DOES NOT have a comma? Let's look at an example...
Is this sentence correct?
Jet barks at the outdoor cats but hides from the indoor cats.
Let's label the parts of the sentence before you decide if the sentence is written correctly. Don't forget about the sentence test!
Remember the model you saw yesterday...what had to be on either side of the conjunction in order for it to deserve a comma?
Let's create a new model that includes conjunctions without commas.
Create your own sentence that includes an independent clause and a dependent clause. Be sure to NOT include a comma.
Let's think of it this way....
Independent clauses need commas to separate them because they are so independent and the comma needs to keep them from fighting!
An independent clause and a dependent clause do not need a comma to separate them because the dependent clause NEEDS the independent clause.
Independent Clause
Independent Clause
A comma will keep them from fighting!
Dependent clause
No comma is needed, this dependent clause needs help from the independent clause because he cannot stand alone.
Be sure to work on a closing for your narrative. No matter what you choose to end with, be sure to be reflective of your experience. Remember, on the rubric you'd stay on a 2 if you don't tell the reader how the experience was important to you.
Revising and editing practice :)
Take out your STAAR Simulation, review # 19, 28. Use what you've learned all week.
Some ideas...
If you have a closing strategy that your teacher has taught you, GREAT! Use it! If you think your closings are a bit weak, try this...

Little Monkeys Follow Dragons Happily
L= lesson M= memory F= feeling D=decision H= hope
Once you're done, you should begin revising and editing your paper. These should be published tomorrow!
Pick one!
So far you've learned when to use commas in a compound sentence. There are few more uses for commas that we should review...
We learned that if a sentence has 2 independent clauses (think of the fighters) it needs a comma to keep them separate.
Another easy comma rule you should be familiar with is using commas in a series. Quick! Jot down your 4 favorite candies.
Now put them into a sentence. Be sure to use commas when you list your items. See the model below...

Mrs.Cano's favorite candies are Snickers, Twix, and Reeses.
Here's an example of what happens when you don't use commas...

James loves cooking cats and writing.

Does he really love to cook cats? What went wrong?
You also need a comma when you are writing an AAAWWUBBIS sentence.

Commas come after the AAAWWUBBIS part of the sentence which is called a sentence opener. Your opener comes before your main sentence.
Although Jason is mean, he is nice to his mother.
sentence opener with an AAAWWUBBIS
Commas are used in dialogue as well but we will study that next week :)
Last but not least, these are a few things you should be used to seeing with commas...

Dates- September 24, 1985
Letter headings- Dear John,
Places- San Antonio, TX
You guessed it! The comma app!
There are many things a comma is used for, let's focus on 3 for this app.
Commas are used for
Lists- I love cats, dogs, and fish.
AAAWWBBIS sentences- After I finish creating all these apps, I will be a grammar expert.
Dates, Places, and Greetings in a letter
And don't forget...never eat your grandfather!
Edit for CUPS and finish your final draft! Nothing is more important than a WHISPER READ before you finish. You will catch all your mistakes.
Review #21 on the STAAR simulation!
Be sure to give examples on your app.
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