Previous Third-Quarter Assignments
Anyone who hasn't yet turned in his final drafts of the A Change in History essay or the Confirmation letter to Fr. Jim must do so immediately. E-mail them to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For everything else in the upcoming weeks, I've broken tasks down by grammar, writing and research paper. See each section for your recommended schedule of daily work.
Daily writing overview
Each day, you'll be asked to write for 15-20 minutes capturing your thoughts, questions, comments, and concerns about the Coronavirus events that are unfolding. You should capture this history--your history--any way you'd like. Download the document below for more details and some suggestions to get you started with your daily writing, but you do not need to follow them. Feel free to generate your own thinking.
Research Paper Information
The final major paper for the year is the World War II research/term paper. It'll be 5-10 pages, double spaced and in MLA format, and it'll be due May 15.
I'll offer topic suggestions and more regarding additional due dates and other pertinent information during Week Two, but I'd like for you to at least start thinking about possible topics and reviewing the resources below as a refresher to MLA formatting, citation rules, paper guidelines and point totals.
If you have any questions in the meantime, please e-mail me at email@example.com.
Grammar Schedule — WEEK ONE (3/23)
For grammar this week, since we were about to take the test on prepositions, we'll start with a quick review assignment(s) to get you back into the groove and will take the test Tuesday.
Complete the following paragraphs, circling prepositions and underlining prepositional phrases. Above each prepositional phrase, indicate how it's being used in the sentence (adjective, adverb or noun). Continue reviewing prepositions.
This video from Khan Academy is a good refresher and also has a practice exercise.
For exercise 1, follow the directions listed on the page. For exercise 2, choose a writing sample from one of your daily writing entries regarding the events of the Coronavirus quarantine and underline and label the prepositional phrases you've used. In labeling them, use adjective, adverb, noun.
Begin 6.1 on Types of Adverbs
In addition to reading textbook pages 110-111, use the above link for further explanation of the types of adverbs and the order by which to typically include them in a sentence.
*KEEP IN MIND THAT ADVERBS RELATE TO TIME, PLACE, MANNER, DEGREE, FREQUENCY and PURPOSE ... THEY ASSOCIATE WITH THE WHEN, WHERE, WHY and HOW ... This will be important as we work through the different applications/names of adverbs.
Please also complete the WB page for 6.1.
Grammar 6.2 on Interrogative Adverbs and Adverbial Nouns (textbook pages 112-113)
Additional help with Interrogative Adverbs: https://www.ef.edu/english-resources/english-grammar/interrogative-adverbs/
Additional help with Adverbial Nouns: https://learningenglish.voanews.com/a/everyday-grammar-adventures-with-adverbials-part-2/3521224.html
*REMEMBER TO ASK WHEN, WHERE, WHY or HOW. IF YOU'RE ASKING/ANSWERING THE WHO, IT'S A NOUN. IF YOU'RE ASKING/ANSWERING THE WHAT, IT'S A NOUN/DIRECT OBJECT.
Please also complete WB pages for 6.2
Grammar 6.3 on Comparative and Superlative Adverbs (textbook pages 114-115)
Use this video as an extension of the textbook, as it will help in understanding the difference between comparative/superlative adjectives and adverbs.
Please complete the WB pages for 6.3