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1. Wordskills notes. We took notes on words 6-10 for Lesson 2 vocab. We also learned some new words: conformist/nonconformist and ecstatic. Check the Wordskills page for more info.
2. Sentence writing practice. We practiced using our new vocab words in sentences on a new sheet of notebook paper, V2.75. Fill in the blanks in the following sentences using your knowledge of the word:
0.5 (Honors) nonconformist/conformist
- I am a [conformist/nonconformist] because ___________, just [like/unlike] ____________________.
- The conformity of her clothing choice was apparent: she wore _________________, just like _________________.
1. (Honors and Regular) ecstatic
- I was ecstatic when __________________. (Make sure your sentence explains what ecstatic means).
- She ecstatically [verb] when _____________________.
3. Finish verb notes. We took notes on W19 (download here: 3 Kinds of Verbs) on Action Verbs (transitive and intransitive) and Auxiliary (helping) verbs.
Regular: Diagram three action verb sentences and three auxiliary verb sentences. Complete your diagrams on a separate sheet of paper.
Honors: Diagram three transitive action verb sentences, three intransitive action verb sentences, and three auxiliary verb sentences. Complete your diagrams on a separate sheet of paper.
Choose from the sentences below, arranged in order from easiest to hardest. Pick the three you feel will challenge you to the correct degree:
Action Verbs (Intransitive)
- They fought.
- I screamed.
- She fainted.
- She spoke.
- The class thought.
- I assumed.
- The school imagines.
- Mr. Hawks scampers.
- Crazy Ms. Garvoille dances wildly.
- Respectful students obey quietly.
Action Verbs (Transitive)
- He hit Sarah.
- I stole it.
- You scared me!
- I believe you.
- They hate me.
- I hate them.
- We did a dance.
- They grabbed pizza.
- I drove a car.
- Rich men buy blue Lambos.
Auxiliary (Helping) Verbs
- She has fainted.
- Obama has won.
- My mother should cook.
- I might go.
- I could have gone.
- We should date.
- You have gone crazy.
- You might ace English.
- My parents have never been married.
- Unstable children may rule the world.
Download all the sentences in a Word doc here: Sentences to Diagram.
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