A noun is a word that names a person, place, or thing. It also one of the eight
parts of speech. Examples: man, city, book, and courage. Nouns often follow
words like a, an, and the.
Instructions: Pick out all the nouns in these sentences.
1. The teacher
SYMBOLS are larger than reality, usually emotional, idea-conveyances; symbols can be words,
designs, places, ideas, music, etc. They can symbolize tradition, nationalism, power, religion, sex
or any emotional concept. The fundamental principle of persuasi
When to Use Commas
1. Use a comma before a conjunction (and,but, or, yet, so) to join two independent
example: I went to the game, but my team lost.
2. Use a comma after an introductory element.
example: After a short snooze, Bob got right back t
The following is a list of similes and metaphors derived from actual student writing.
Read each carefully. On a separate sheet of loose leaf or word document (you may use
the document below), identify the grounds, tenor, and vehicle. Determine which part(
Hierarchy of Evidence
Scientific Law is proven scientifically based facts that are considered
basically indisputable. These constitute the most cogent form of evidence that
a debater can offer. For example, one cannot really argue that anyone who
1. (pg. 33) What is rule does Ralph establish?
2. (pg. 33) Who is the only one who can interrupt someone speaking?
3. (pgs. 34 - 35) What are two books that are mentioned that remind the boys about the adventure they hope to
have on the island?
4. (pg. 35
III. QUESTIONS: answer the following questions. Use complete sentences.
1. What major characteristic do we get of the first boy?
2. What major characteristics do we get of the second boy?
3. What happened to the plane that made these boys stranded on the
Practice: How are the concrete words and abstract words similar?
Using the link above, click the Gimme a Simile button 6 times. Each time you
will get a new simile that includes a concrete word and abstract word. Create a
1. Although Bill and his friends are only fifteen, they are able to get into R rated movies at a
local theater without any questions asked. Bills parents find out. They tell him he has been
breaking the law and that he cannot accompany his friends to
FLATTERY is telling or implying that the members of your target audience are
something that makes them feel good or, often, what they want to be. And, I am sure that
someone as brilliant as yourself will easily understand this technique.
BRIBERY seems to
Part of Speech
Sometimes a verb can be more than one word. When a verb is more than one
word, it is called a verb phrase. Verb phrases can be two, three, or four words.
Verb phrases are made by using auxiliary or helping verbs.
Instructions: What ar
Incorporating Quotes into College Papers
A quote used to support an original idea in your paper must have a bridge from one sentence to
the next so that readers will understand where it came from or who said it.
Signal phrases are the bridges that link yo
Lesson 3 Part of Speech
Nouns are classified into two general classifications, proper and common. Proper
nouns name a special person, place or thing and begin with capital letters. All other
nouns begin with small letters and are common nouns.
New Year Resolutions
How few there are who have courage enough to own their faults, or resolution
enough to mend them.
Task: Write an essay reflecting on last year and projecting for the new year!
What was last year like for you? Is the
1. Why is Friar Laurence reluctant to marry Paris to Juliet?
2. How does Paris explain the sudden haste of the marriage plans?
3. What is ironic about the conversation between Juliet and Paris?
4. If Friar Laurence cannot help her, what does Juli
1. In what city does this play take place?
2. Why are Romeo and Juliet called star-crossd lovers?
3. Who is fighting at the beginning of the first scene?
4. Who tries to break up the fighting?
5. What threat does the Prince make to Lord
1. What does Mercutio say about blind love?
2. When Juliet appears on her balcony, what does Romeo compare her to?
3. How does Juliet speak, yet . . . [say] nothing?
4. When Juliet leans her cheek on her hand, what does Romeo say?
1. At the beginning of the scene, why does Benvolio think that there will be a fight?
2. What does Mercutio accuse Benvolio of in lines 15-30?
3. When Tybalt and Mercutio first begin arguing, what does Benvolio try to them to do?
4. What does Tyb
1. Contrasts/ Contradictions
a. Definition: A sharp contrast between what we would expect and what
we observe the character doing; behavior that contradicts previous
behavior or well-established patterns
b. Essential Question: Why does the character act/f
1. Describe the geography of Russia.
2. Describe the people of Russia.
The Early History of Russia
3. Who were the two groups who first came together to live on the land known as Russia?
4. What two towns united under the rule of Viking Prince Oleg to for