Finally! Most of us have had comments on our papers about conditional/modals. Now we find out what that means!
I wonder that the two sentences below mean… hmmm..
If I were (noun) I (modal) (verb) (object).
If (clause with a past tense verb), (noun phrase) (modal) (verb) (object).
If (clause with a simple present or present progressive tense verb), (noun) (future verb) (object).
Make a prediction, and then let the fun begin.
- Make a list of very strange things (nouns).
- Make a list of verbs.
- Make a list of super strange objects.
I’ll tell you in class 🙂
It involves the skills Mr Alan taught you…
Now that we had our lesson… Thumbs up or thumbs down.
If my mom thought I was being lazy she will be mad at me.
If I was acting silly I will get in trouble.
If I am working hard, I would be successful in school.
If I asked the teacher to tell me the answer, he or she would say no.
Let’s look at Nala’s article to get some ideas for our own writing…
Verbs in English are wonderful, active, precise little beasties. However, they have so many rules!
Here are the different verb tenses and what they are for.
Now that you realize how crazy this can be, let’s focus on just the simple past tense.
Here are the most common irregular ones.
Lastly, we’ll be using this information to take a look at the blog post from January 12th, 2017.
Pronouns are wonderful things!
Pronouns They make the students’ our writing more interesting. Otherwise, if we don’t use pronouns them, the students constantly repeat t he students‘ those same words over and over.
So watch this song!
Then watch this one.
We will make a Venn diagram to note which information is the same in both videos, and what is different in each. Be ready to explain the similarities and differences.
Then we’ll take a look at this information on one category of pronouns that the other videos didn’t include.
To get really technical, here are the various categories of pronouns…
Be ready to explain all of this and give examples. It’s your ticket out the door!
See how you do on this quiz on articles:
As you choose each answer, remind yourself of which rule it’s testing you on.
What are they?
How do we remember them?
Hey, they’re talking about how to recall information. We talked about that before!
What are the most common homophones?
Here is a short list…
The long list…
Confused about which nouns are count and which are noncount? It does make some sense when we look at the categories for noncount, and what they have in common…
What would you say they do have in common?
Here are Ms Brown’s two samples of the football story so you can look at them to talk about how to score them.
You will be using the rubrics
I like baseball. It’s my favorite sport. Do you know why?I grew up in Texas and everybody there liked football. I played football too. I was small but I knew how to catch a ball and throw a ball.When I moved to a new school for sixth grade we had a big team for football. They let me play but they didn’t have a jersey for me. My mom got one for me and dyed it green so I could wear it but it was ugly. I told her but then she was mad at me. I was embarrassed to wear it. Everyone laughed at me. Somebody threw a ball at me and it hit me in the stomach. I grabbed it and ran but I fell down. I couldn’t breathe! The coach asked me what was wrong. The coach picked me up and dropped me down. Then I could breathe. Then the game was done. I didn’t like it so that’s why I like baseball.
Learning to have a respectful and thoughtful conversation is one of the most important skills to develop. If you can master this, you will be a far more successful person!
We will be practicing with these a lot this year…
Some of us are new to SSIS. Others are not. We will look over the attached rubric to come and understand what is expected of a fifth grader when writing narrative text.
NEWEST-5th – BOY-EOY Rubric for Narrative Writing
We will be reading some narrative text, scoring it against this rubric.
Then it will be your turn!