Monday, September 11th, 2017...11:29 am

September 11/12

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  1. Guidance Visit – Mrs. Porter spoke to the class about the upcoming PSAT administration. Please see me if you missed this information.
  2. Grammar review – We review the definitions of the eight parts of speech and reviewed examples of nouns, pronouns, and adjectives.
  3. Parts of Speech Quiz next class
  4. Formal Language Notes –
    1. Write complete sentences.
    2. Avoid the use of personal pronouns (I, me, you, he, she, they)
      You may use “I” and “me” if you are talking about your personal               experiences, but you should NEVER write “I think that …” or “                in my opinion” because the readers already know you think it,        and it sounds weak.
    3. Do not use “you.” Instead of “you”, write “people” or “readers.”
    4. DO NOT use contractions (write “there is” instead of “there’s)
      These are some words you may not know are slang: mom, dad,                kid, stuff, things, guys, yeah, kinda, tv, fridge, hanging out.
    6. NEVER use the words “get, got, gotten, really, very, hopefully, definitely, or actually.”
    7. Avoid double negatives like “I don’t have no money!
    8. The word “so” does not mean “very.” Do not write, “I am so hungry!” Instead, write, “I am starving” or “I am hungry.”
    9. Write out numbers that have three or fewer syllables. Write “ninety-nine” instead of 99.
  5. Formal Voice Class work
    1. Rewrite the following sentences in a formal voice.

      Example Sentence: I am so hungry!
      Example Answer:      1. I am famished!  (or 1. I am hungry)

      1.  The workers didn’t know it’s gonna rain.
      2.  Me and my mom got two tickets for the movie.
      3. The guy jetted down the road in his car.
      4. When you go to the beach, you feel so hot.
      5.  I’ve got 17 dogs in my house.
      6.  One of the things on my smart phone is Facebook.
      7.  I got a drink out of the fridge and chilled on the porch.
      8.  Mrs. Jones is very fat, and it is really hard for her to climb stairs.
      9.  When you write in a formal voice, you won’t sound uneducated.
      10.  Did my mom and dad actually get a new TV?


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