August 19

WEEK ONE: Day Three

Unit Theme:

Grammar and syntax comprehension enhances one's reading and writing ability.

Unit Essential Question:

How can knowledge of the different parts of a sentence and different parts of speech improve our writing and speaking?

Essential Skill or Concept:

Use various parts of the sentence and various parts of speech correctly in written and spoken language

Mini-Lesson Outline:

A. The teacher will review homework study with students and have them demonstrate individual understanding through discussion/quiz:

diagramming as a tool to understanding function and relationship

parts of a sentence: subject and verb

complete subject and simple subject

complete predicate and simple predicate

compound subject and compound verb

simple sentence (classification)

declarative sentence, interrogative sentence, imperative sentence, exclamatory sentence (sentence type according to purpose of the writer)

S V (sentence pattern: Subject + verb)

parts of speech:

1. noun, common noun, proper noun

2. pronoun, personal pronouns used as subjects, indefinite pronouns used as subjects, interrogative pronouns used as subjects

B. The teacher will ask students "What roles do modifiers play in communicating ideas?".

The teacher will gauge students’ understanding of modifiers by having them share examples that they remember.

C. The teacher will have students practice exercises in their "Grammar Training Camp" handouts, "Simple Sentences, Part 2."

The teacher will work with students individually according to skill levels.

D. For homework, students will study the corrected forms in today's handout and know terms discussed in the class review:



comparative form of an adjective

superlative form of an adjective

questions that adjectives can answer about a noun

possessive forms of pronouns that act as adjectives

SENIORS also: Select a general topic related to your senior project and that interests you. Begin to focus the research topic. How? Use the "encyclopedia method," the "subtopic method," or the "question method" as discussed during the opening of class.