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  • Snow Days - Jan 31 to Feb 3, 2011

    9th Spelling List 15 - please take pretest on Wednesday. Have a parent grade and if 95% or 100%, please return in a signed, sealed envelope on Friday and you will not need to test again. If we do not have school on Friday, please take the Spelling test again (if needed) and return in a signed, sealed envelope.    

     9th Grammar  -  Tues and Wed - Do B pg. 162; Do C,D,E pg. 163; Do F,G pg. 166; Do H pg. 167

              Thurs - Study for Test to be taken on Friday or on Monday, depending on weather.

    10th Spelling - List 9A - please take pretest on Wednesday. Have a parent grade and if 95% or 100%, please return in a signed, sealed envelope on Friday and you will not need to test again. If we do not have school on Friday, please take the Spelling test again (if needed) and return in a signed, sealed envelope.    

    10th Grammar - Mon and Tues- Do exercise pg. 126, Do A pg. 127; Do exercise pg. 129; Read pg. 130; Do exercise pg. 131 for extra credit;

              Wed and Thurs - Do pg. 133; Do pg. 134; Do A pg. 135.

  • Snow Day - Jan 12, 2011 - 9th Grammar

    Study for your Test! It will be Friday.

    We will go ahead and start the next unit. If you have questions we will talk about it Friday.

    Read and do the following exercises: pg. 142, A on pg. 143, and A on pg. 144.

    Enjoy your extra snow days!!

  • Jan 10, 2011 - 9th Grammar

    Grammar III

    Test #5 Review

    Units 6 and 15 (review units 1-5)


    Definitions - multiple choice - 9 questions, 3 bonus (*)

                  Define: compound noun, predicate nominative, appositive, parallelism,

                  Direct objects answer the questions ________ ?

                  Gerunds and noun infinitives can both be used and labeled as _____________ ?

                  Are noun clauses dependent or independent?

                  What do signal words (that, whom, which, etc) introduce?

                  What must a sentence contain in order to have an indirect object?

                  * expressions stating amounts (fractions, etc) are singular when the amount is considered as ___________ .

                  * define a topic outline (unit 15)

                  * An outline consists of ___________ .

    Noun Usage - 6 sentences - identify each italicized word as subject, predicate nominative, direct object, indirect object, object of preposition, or appositive.

    Agreement - 7 sentences - choose the correct verb to agree with the subject

                 Review: either…or, compound subject, course of study, sentences beginning with here or there, amounts of money,

    Phrases - 7 sentences - circle the gerund or infinitive phrase, identify its use as subject, PN, DO, IO, OP, or AP.

    Parallel Structure - 3 sentences - tell whether the structure of each sentence is parallel or not parallel

    Noun Clauses - 6 sentences - circle the noun clause, identify its use as S, DO, PN, OP, or AP

    Review - 6 sentences

                Review: locate subject and verb, when the verb is in the active voice does is receive or do the action, laying vs. lying, past perfect tense verb form, punctuation a          question mark in a quote, capitalization of a company name - example - General Motors or Firestone tires

    Diagramming - Bonus - remember even just subject and verb will add points

                 Diagram: a noun clause used as a direct object

                A noun clause used as an appositive following the subject

                An infinitive phrase used as a direct object, also a direct address is in this sentence

  • February 15

    9th Gr Grammar:
    Begin to study Spelling List #19
    Read pg. 187
    Do exercises B,C,D on pg 186, A on pg 187 and B,C,D on pg 188
     
    Family Living:
    Have your salaries and house settled so we can move on with budget
    See if you can search the internet for average electric bills for the city you are in
     
     
    10th Gr. Grammar:
    Begin to study Spelling List #10A
    Read pg 182
    Do exercise A on pg, 182, Look over pg 183, Do exercises A,B,C on pg 184
     
     
    9th Gr. Themes in Literature
    Read Anne Frank pgs 233-268
    Work on projects
     
  • Snow Day - Feb. 8, 2010

    9th Grade --

     

    Spelling - Words for this week:  accustomed, athlete, audacious, battalion, brilliance, burial, courteous, division, dormitories, February, heroic, ingredient, length, loyalty, occasionally, optimist, prestige, revealed, secretary, vegetable.  Be ready for pre-test on Wednesday.

     

    Grammar - Read page 181; Do A and B pages 181-182;  We will have a quiz on Wednesday.  Please study the following:  pages 170-176, Know proper adjectives, articles, and predicate adjectives, be able to circle adjectives and draw an arrow to the noun modified;  pages 178-180, be able to circle adjective phrases, draw a line to the word the phrase modifies, and identify each phrase as prepositional, infinitive, or participial.  Bonus will be diagramming.

     

    Literature - Read Anne Frank, pages 208-233 by Wednesday. 

     

    10th Grade --

     

    Spelling - Study list 9B and be ready for the pre-test on Wednesday.

     

    Grammar - We will have a test on Wednesday.  Study the following: 1. Locating subjects, verbs, and verbals in a sentence;  2. Identifying sentences, fragments, and run-ons;  3. Agreement of subjects and verbs - study plural and singular verbs, inverted sentences, either or, neither, some, etc.;  4. Using verbs - study inferred vs. implied, effect vs. affect, set and sit, lying and laying, and troublesome verbs;  5. Identifying noun uses - be able to label subject, verb, direct object, indirect object, objective complement, predicate nominative, object of preposition, appositive, direct address, and verbal used as adjective;  6. Be able to locate noun clauses, gerund phrases, and infinitive phrases - be able to identify each as subject, d.o., p.n., o.p., or ap.;  7.  Study the correct use of pronouns - plural vs. singular, gender, use in sentence, etc.;  8.  Using Adjectives in a sentence - study the degrees, any other, anyone else, etc.  9.  Be able to locate adjective clauses and phrases and draw an arrow to the word modified.   Use pages 175 - 177 as a review for this test.  Please call me if you had questions from these pages.

     

    9th - 12th grade --

     

    Family Living -- Please locate 3 possible houses in your price range and area of location - bring in mortgage information, house information, and pictures on Wednesday - you will then decide with your partner which house to live in.

     

    ACS Praise Band - Please practice your songs and be ready for chapel on Wednesday. 

     

     

  • Snow Day - Jan. 8, 2010

    9th Grade -  Grammar - read pages 148 -149; Do A,B,C, and D on pages 149-151 - odds only for the entire assignment

     

                       Spelling - Have a parent give you the spelling test list 13, if necessary.

     

                       Literature - Read Anne Frank - pages 22 - 43 - August 14, 1942 to October 29, 1942.

     

    10th Grade - Grammar - read page 166 and do exercise.  Do A,B,C,D, and E on pages 167-168.

     

                      Spelling - Have a parent give you the spelling test list 7A, if necessary.

     

    Family Living - No Homework.  Enjoy!

     

    ACS Chapel Band - Practice "Mighty to Save"  "Lord I Lift Your Name on High"  "Who Am I"

  • Snow Day -- 12/15/08

    Congratulations, a day at home! 

    9th grade -- Grammar - do review pages 129-130 A, B, and C;  study for test

                      Literature -- study for test -- Remember you should have both review sheets already!

    10th grade -- Grammar - do review page 117 A, B, and C;  study for test

                       Literature -- study for test -- Remember you should have both review sheets already!

    4th grade -- No Spelling this week -- Yay!

                     Language -- do pages 116 and 117

                                       Study for Test to be on Wednesday

    4th grade Study Guide

    Language Test Review 4

    Punctuation and Capitalization

     

    Using Apostrophes:

    You will find the possessive word or the contraction in each sentence that needs an apostrophe. Then you will write the word in the blank and include the apostrophe.

    Study rules on pages 93 and 95.

    The exercise will be similar to page 98 and Think A on page 99.

    Punctuation:

    You will circle the letter of the group of words which is correctly punctuated.

    Study rules on pages 77, 79, 80, 93, 95, and 100.

    The exercise will be similar to Think C on page 97 and Think B on page 101.

    Possessives:

    You will rewrite two sentences using a possessive word.

    Study rules on page 95.

    The exercise will be just like Think D on page 97.

    Capitalization:

    You will circle the letter of each group of words which is correctly capitalized.

    Study rules on page 104, 105, 108 and 110.

    The exercise will be just like Think C on page 104.

    Capitalization and End Marks:

    You will circle all words which should be capitalized and add all of the correct end marks.

    In additions to the above rules for capitalization, study rules on page 107.

    The exercise will be similar to Think B on page 108.

    Direct Quotations:

    You will rewrite a direct quotation, adding the necessary punctuation and capitalization.

    Review rules on page 81, 85, and 93.

    Ten points are given for overall neatness on the entire test.

     

  • 9th Grade Grammar Study Guide -- March 11

    Test will be Friday.  Due to the cognitive testing schedule change, I am sending your review through the web.  Now, you can study Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.  Good Luck!   Mrs. Church

     

    Test 7 and Quiz 16 Review

     

    Definitions -- multiple choice           

                Define antecedent and ambiguous reference

                What is the function of demonstrative pronouns?

                Know singular pronouns.

                What case is a pronoun used as an object of preposition?

                Which of the following refers only to things - whom, which, or that?

                What case will a pronoun appositive be in?

                What pronoun case is used before a gerund?

                Which pronouns are used to refer to antecedents of common gender?

     

    Pronoun Usage - multiple choice - 12 sentences, choose the correct pronoun

     

    Pronoun Usage - 5 sentences - write I (incorrect) or C (correct)

     

    Subject - Verb Agreement - 6 sentences - multiple choice, choose the correct based upon the subject - study several, everybody, all, neither, and one

     

    Pronoun - Antecedent Agreement - 4 sentences - multiple choice, choose the correct pronoun that agrees with the antecedent - study nobody, most, both, and each

     

    Pronouns - short answer and multiple choice

                Pronouns used as subjects are in what case?

                Pronouns used as direct objects are in what case?

                Define possessive pronouns

                Who or whom refers to persons or things?

                That refers to persons or things?

     

    Pronouns case - 6 sentences, choose the correct pronoun

     

    Review - 4 sentences - write I or C, review capitalization and punctuation

                Study - city, state;  school course titles;  apostrophes;  quotes

     

    Review - 3 sentences - underline subjects and verbs - remember implied you

     

    Review - 3 sentences - multiple choice - troublesome verbs:  lay vs. lie, rise vs. raise, imply vs. infer

     

    Review - 3 sentences - identify the correct usage of each italicized noun or verbal - S, DO, IO, PN, OP, or AP

     

  • Snow Day - Friday, Feb. 22

    9th grade Grammar -- Study for Test 5 on Monday.   Take Vocabulary Review 4 at home under parent supervision.

    10th grade Grammar -- Take Vocabulary Review 4 at home under parent supervision.  That's all!!

    Brooke - English Lit. -- read chapter 2, Lord of the Flies, for Monday.

    Everybody, have a great weekend and enjoy the day!!

  • Feb. 11 and 12

    Grammar - 9th grade

    Look over page 125.   Read page 126 and do exercise B on page 127.  Do A and B on page 128 for extra credit.  Begin Review - do A,B,C on pages 129-130.

    Vocabulary - do pages 5-6.

     

    Grammar - 10th grade

    Vocabulary - do pages 5-6.

    Study for test 5 - Over Unit 6, reviews units 1-5

    Review Study Guide --  call me if you have questions, 829-1199

    Noun Clauses -- be able to locate them in a sentence and identify their use as subject, direct object, predicate nominative, object of preposition, or appositive.   Diagram a noun clause used as a direct object (bonus).

    Define -- collective noun, noun of direct address, and gerunds.

    Noun Usage -- be able to identify italicized nouns as DO, IO, OC, AP, PN, S, or OP

    Subject-Verb Agreement - choose which verb agrees with the subject - review school courses as subjects, sentences beginning with here or there, Company names as subjects, either...or used in the subject

    Noun Verbals -- identify italicized verbals as gerunds or infinitives and identify their use as S, DO, IO, OC, AP, PN, or OP

    Review -  review the following:  past perfect tense, setting vs. sitting, using B.C. in writing, subjunctive vs. indicative mood, punctuation within a quote, capitalization of relative's names

    Diagram --(bonus)  a noun clause and an infinitive phrase 

     

    Brooke -- English Literature - study for test 7

    Review pages 129-197 -- call me if you have questions, 829-1199

    Modified True/False:  14 questions.  Know the following:    

    Define:  novel, 4 basic elements of the novel, plot, setting, protagonist, "static" character, onomatopoeia

    Know the first english novel to gain worldwide recognition; the religion of reason during the 18th century Age of Reason;  the two greatest literary contributions during the 18th century;  the greatest English prose satirist;  who laid the foundation for English realistic fiction

    Multiple Choice:  8 questions

     For whom did Richard Steele name The Tatler in honor of?     Who were the writers of The Spectator?     Who was Sir Roger de Coverley?     Define satire and theme.     Describe Robinson Crusoe's spiritual journey.     Describe Jonathan Swift's writing style.     Who were the Yahoos?

    Short Answer:   6 questions

    Who wrote Commentaries on the Laws of England?     How tall were the Lilliputians?     What did the Houyhnhnms look like?     Why did Robinson Crusoe build a protective wall?     Who became Crusoe's companion?     What became Crusoe's primary concern about his companion?

    Essay:   What happened in Crusoe's life which caused him to ask for God's help and begin to read the Bible?  How did these things change the way he lived?

     

     

  • Snow Day - Feb. 1

    9th Grade Grammar --

    Take Vocabulary Review #1 at home under parent supervision.

    Read page 120 and do exercise A page 120-121.

    Study for quiz 12 to be taken on Monday.  For further study, see the 10th grade review questions below.

     

    10th Grade Grammar --

    Take Vocabulary Review #1 at home under parent supervision.

    Read page 111 and do exercise on page 112.

    Study for quiz 8 to be taken on Monday.

    Study guide for Quiz 8 -- covers pages 105-110

    You will need to identify the gerund phrases and infinitive phrases in 8 sentences.  Then identify the usage in each sentence - subject, direct object, predicate nominative, object of preposition, or appositive.

    Diagraming is bonus -- review an infinitive phrase used as a direct object and a gerund phrase used as the subject.

    To help your review answer the following questions:

    1.  What noun is typically in the beginning of the sentence?

    2.  What noun label follows a linking verb and equals the subject?

    3.  What noun label follows a noun and renames the noun?

    4.  What is the noun label for a noun that follow a preposition?

    5.  What noun label follows an action verb and answers the question who or what?

    6.  What noun label follows an action verb, comes before a direct object, and answers to whom or to what?

     

     

  • Snow Day, Yeah!! Still check for work, Boo!

    Yeah, no school!  Have fun and hopefully I won't see you till Friday - party day!!

    Then after Christmas break, we will have a lot of papers to grade!!  Call me if you have any questions, preferably after 9:00 am; you all know I'm not the best morning person, just ask the boys!  Besides, I need my beauty sleep.

    For 10th grade:  Please attempt page 72 A and 73 B, we will answer all questions next class period.  Do not stress over this assignment, call each other if you want!  Also, read page 74, do exercise A and do page 75, exercise C.     For WEDNESDAY, read page 76, do exercises A & B; read page 78, do exercise A. 

    For 9th grade:  It may seem like a lot, but they are short and easy exercises.  Read page 83, do exercise A; read page 84, do exercise A; read page 85, do exercise A & B; read page 86, do exercise A & B, read page 87, do exercise A & B.    For WEDNESDAY, read page 88, do exercise A; read page 89, do exercise; read page 90, the exercise is EXTRA CREDIT.

    For 12th grade:  Work on your Macbeth papers -- the rough draft will be due the Friday after Christmas break.  Please don't wait until January to start writing, do it now while it's still semi-fresh in your minds!!

     

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