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
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
3. modifier, adjective, 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
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 3."
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:
adverbs modifying verbs
adverbs modifying adjectives
adverbs modifying adverbs
comparative forms of adverbs
superlative forms of adverbs
Seniors also: List key words to investigate your research topic by going to an encyclopedia, or other reference source, to get an overview of the topic. Begin now to make source cards for whatever sources you will use for information.