Daily Grammar Practice As with any communication class, a clear understanding of syntax and mechanics is essential. Therefore, we will be working with DGP in this course. The skills studied with these grammar practices will be on the 9wks test and on periodic grammar assessments. It is important to use your practice exercises as models for understanding the teaching points associated with each sentence.
Week 1 two volumes of poetry made robert frost famous a boys will in 1913 and north of boston in 1914 *Teaching points: colons, underline vs. quote titles, apostrophes
Week 2 this year we learned that countee cullen wrote his poem incident after an experience with racism in baltimore maryland *Teaching points: comma between city and state, underling vs. quote titles, relative pronoun to begin dependent clause, appositives
Week 3 the junior class has voted laurel class president *Teaching points: function of a word
Week 4 will you help us decorate the gym for the dance on saturday night *Teaching points: interrogative helping verbs, infinitives
Week 5 the car I am fixing in auto mechanics class belongs to malcoms father but I hope he will sell it to me when its running again *Teaching Points: apostrophes, understood relative pronouns, compound-complex sentences
Week 6 langston hughes who lived from 1902 to 1967 read works by the great twentieth century midwestern poets rachel lindsay edgar lee masters and carl sandburg and used their influence in writing his own poetry *Teaching Points: dash with three-name appositives; "who" as a relative pronoun, commas with items in a series Week 7 i hope we will get to study emerson and thoreau because I like transcendentalism *Teaching points: Dependent clauses may begin with understood relative pronouns or with subordinating conjunctions.