November 18-22, 2019 7th Grade Language Arts/Writing Ms.

November 18-22, 2019 7th Grade Language Arts/Writing Ms.

November 18-22, 2019 7th Grade Language Arts/Writing Ms. Stewart and Mrs. Osakwe SENTENCE STRUCTURES in Informational Writing CELL PHONES When I walk into the classroom from my Hall Duty, all cell phones need to be put away permanently, and not be taken back out the entire time of this class unless instructed. I will take your phone and not give it back until

dismissal. Bell Ringer Tuesday Directions: Decide whether the sentence is complete or not complete (fragment). Write S for sentence and F for fragment. Next decide whether or not the sente nce is a main clause (MC) of subordinate clause (SC) 1. Mary and Joseph had a baby boy = 2. Mr. John, my homeroom teacher. = 3. Running around the park in the winter. = 4. Joe runs faster than Jay.= Opening: SIMPLE SENTENCE

Standard:ELACC7L1: Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard Engli sh grammar and usage when writing or speaking. (b) Choose among simple, compound, complex, and compound-complex sentences to signal differing relationships among ideas. A sentence that has ONE main clause. A Clause is a group of words that have a subject and a predicate Example: John runs very fast. Incoming airplanes use the hanger for repairs. COMPOUND SENTENCE A sentence that has TWO OR MORE main clauses.

Example: John runs very fast, and he plays soccer. My dog eats fruit of any kind, but she will not eat meat or cheese. https://www.flocabulary.com/unit/simple-compound-sentences/ Work Sessio n On your desk, use a w ashable marker to foll ow the instructions to the right. Simple or Compound Sentence? A simple sentence contains one inde pendent clause. A compound sentence contains two independent clau

ses joined together with a comma and a coordinating conjunction or a semicolon. Directions: Write S for simple or C for compound in the blank. ____ 1. My dog eats fruit of any kind, but she will not eat meat or che ese. ____ 2. The new rug in the living room is beautiful, but it does not ma tch the furniture. ____ 3. Kelly applied for a job in accounting at the new medical facilit y in town. ____ 4. My mother mopped and waxed the hardwood floors in our ho use. ____ 5. I went to the store without a list, so I bought all junk food. ____ 6. Bosco chased his tail, but he never did catch it. ____ 7. Minnie traveled through Europe and explored many interestin g castles.

____ 8. The flowers in the garden behind our house are in full bloom at this time. Closing: 1 2 3 Activity Answer the questions below on your note card then hang it on the wall. 1 sentence that summarizes the central idea of what we learned. 2 of the most important details learned 3 questions to quiz your classmates Bell Ringer Wednesday A simple sentence contains one independent clause. A compound sentence contains two independent clauses joined together with a comma and a coordinating conjunction (FANBOYS).

Directions: Write the sentences. Next, write S for simple or C for compound in the blank. ____ 1. My dog eats fruit of any kind, but she will not eat meat or cheese. ____ 2. The new rug in the living room is beautiful, but it does not match the furniture. ____ 3. Kelly applied for a job in accounting at the new medical facility in town. ____ 4. My mother mopped and waxed the hardwood floors in our house. ____ 5. I went to the store without a list, so I bought all junk food. ____ 6. Bosco chased his tail, but he never did catch it. ____ 7. Minnie traveled through Europe and explored many interesting castles. ____ 8. The flowers in the garden behind our house are in full bloom at this time. Opening: COMPLEX SENTENCE Standard:ELACC7L1: Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard Engli sh grammar and usage when writing or speaking. (b) Choose among simple,

compound, complex, and compound-complex sentences to signal differing relationships among ideas. A sentence that has ONE main clause and one or more subordinate clause. Example: Joe runs faster than Jay because he has longer legs. https://www.flocabulary.com/unit/complex-sentence s/ MORE COMPLEX SENTENCE Compound or Complex sentences 1. James picked the dinner and Sam picked the dessert. COMPOUND

2. I want to become a doctor because I can help sick people get well. COMPLEX 3. I went to office after my daughters admission procedures were over.________ 4. Because Mary and Samantha arrived at the bus station before noon, I did not see them at the station.______________ 5. After I came home, I made dinner.______________ 6. I fell out of my bed, so my roommate came to check on me.___________ Work Session #1 7 Minutes Direction: Read each sentence below. Write C for compound and Comp for complex. DO NOT WRITE THE SENTENCES. 1.

2. 3. 4. 5. 6. She packed lunch, or she went to a restaurant._____________ She owns a car, yet her parents wont allow her to drive it alone.__________ Because my coffee was too cold, I heated it in the microwave.___________ Although he was wealthy, he was still unhappy. ____________ Whenever prices goes up, customers buy less products. _____________ Because I had to catch the train, and as we were short on time, I forgot to pac k my toothbrush for our vacation. _________________ 7. He didnt buy the game, nor did he have enough money for it.___________ 8. She did not take the bus this morning, for she did not have enough change._

9. Monica baked the wedding cake, but Rachel decorated them._________ 10. Evergreen trees are a symbol of fertility because they do not die in the winter. ____ Work Session #2 Directions: Time W riting Read the br ief article and ques tion. Write a constr ucted response. Be sure to provide 1 textual evidence and

explain your eviden ce in your own wor ds. The Cat That Isn't a Cat by Guy Belleranti What animal has "cat" in its name but isn't a cat? The polecat. Polecats are small weasel-like mammals. In addition to weasels, relatives include minks, otters, badgers, and ferrets. In fact, the common pet ferret is believed to be the domesticated form of one or more type of polecat. Polecats have long slender bodies with short legs, claws, and a tail. Their bodies are so flexible they can turn around in tight spaces such as narrow underground burrows. Some polecats live in burrows they've dug for themselves. Others live in burrows they find. There are several species of polecats. One type, the European polecat, lives in parts of Europe. The marbled polecat and steppe polecat lives in

Europe and Asia. Another polecat, the striped polecat, lives in Africa. All polecats are carnivores, or meat-eaters. They are solitary animals, and are most active at night. However, polecats do occasionally hunt during the day, as well. Using their great sense of smell they feed on many kinds of small prey including rodents, rabbits, snakes, lizards, amphibians, fish, birds and eggs. When prey is hard to find polecats will eat insects and fruit. The name polecat comes from the French word poule-chat, meaning chicken cat, or killer of chickens. And for years farmers hunted them for just this reason. They were also hunted for their fur. Today, however, more people are coming to realize that polecats are a valuable predator that help keep rat, mice, and rabbit populations under control. Polecats are well known for their ability to excrete a foul smell to mark territory and to ward off predators. Some people refer to skunks as polecats. While both can be quite smelly, skunks aren't true polecats.

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