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Exercises A through P
A. Commas in a Series and Side-by-side Adjectives
Read the following sentences, and add commas where needed.
1. Mrs. Dorsey brought her Persian cat golden retriever an
1. Setting: the time and place of the action
Example: battlefield during Civil War; Boston area in the 1990s
2. Plot: the sequence of events in a story
Exposition: the beginning, which exposes the setting, characters, and situation
1. At what time of year does Gene return to Devon to visit? What mood is created by setting
the story during this season? What do Genes descriptions of the season suggest about his
List interesting facts about the setting of the novel so
The setting reminds me of (real or
fictional place)? Explain.
List interesting facts about the protagonist.
One of the character
Reader Response Journals
Type Two Writing
Directions: To respond means to give a reply, to answer. It means,
moreover, to reflect upon a piece of reading in a creative and critical
way. I want to learn about your thoughts, reactions, and feelings. Please
Exercise One: All Types of Nouns
Underline the nouns in the following sentences. Do not include pronouns (her, them, we, it).
1. The movie was very excitingit was about a boy who won a long-distance race.
2. Her birthday was on Wednesday, bu
The House on Mango Street
Section One: Pages 3-25
The House on Mango Street, Hairs, Boys & Girls, My Name,
Cathy Queen of Cats, Our Good Day, Laughter,
Gils Furniture Bought & Sold, Meme Ortiz, Louie, His Cousin, & His Other Cousin
1. How does Esp
1. A verb must agree with its subject in number (singular or plural).
Ex. The mouse often squeaks.
Ex. The mice often squeak.
2. The number of the subject is NOT changed by a phrase that follows it.
Ex. Leah, as well as her parent
Including who and whoever
Certainly, she should pay for the t
A. From English Workshop pp. 271 COMMAS
Insert commas, and record next to the sentence the reason for the comma (series, intro. words,
conjunction, interruption, appositive, adjectives, clarity, places, dates, etc
1. Dangling modifier: a phrase or clause acting as an adjective to a missing noun or pronoun
which is usually the subject.
Visiting the haunted house, many monsters were scary.
Who was doing the
A complement is a word or group of words that completes the meaning of the verb. There are
two types of complements: object complements and subject complements.
This is for when there is an action verb.
Subject + AV + Who
The Most Dangerous Game
By Richard Connell
"OFF THERE to the right-somewhere-is a large island," said Whitney." It's rather a mystery-"
"What island is it?" Rainsford asked.
"The old charts call it `Ship-Trap Island,"' Whitney replied." A suggestive name,
1. Comma: A comma represents a pause. It is used to separate words or groups of words.
A. Series: use a comma to separate a series of three or more items (words, phrases, or
He avoids trouble, wo
For homework, complete only the definitions (use the pre-test). We will do the examples in class.
1. Setting: _
2. Plot: _
Internal example: _
External example: _
Rising action: _