This warm-up check is going to be different, so come prepared:
The first one you'll need:
"I also enjoy canoeing, and I suppose you will smile when I say that I especially like it on moonlight nights. I cannot, it is true, see the moon climb up the sky behind the pines and steal softly across the heavens making a shining path for us to follow; but I know she is there, and as I lie back among the pillows and put my hand in the water, I fancy that I feel the shimmer of her garments as she passes. Sometimes a daring little fish slips between my fingers, and often a pond-lily presses shyly against my hand. Frequently, as we emerge from the shelter of a cove or inlet, I am suddenly conscious of the spaciousness of the air about me. A luminous warmth seems to enfold me. -Helen Keller
1. Since Helen Keller was blind and deaf, tactile imagery becomes a focus in her writing. Underline the tactile images in this passage.
2. Which images in the passage are more specific: visual or tactile? Support your answers with reference to the passage.
3. Write a paragraph using tactile imagery.
And then all the warm-ups from last week and this week:
4/10: Write about your Spring Break
4/11: Copy these rules on hyphens:
1. Use in between two adjectives that describe the same noun as a single idea.
The blue-eyed girl.
2. Use when talking about age.
The sixteen-year-old girl got her license.
3. If you see an –ly word that helps to describe a noun with another word.
The restaurant is family-owned.
The poorly-dressed man is ugly.
Come up with two examples of your own. Only one can be applied to rule #2.
4/12: Complete the sentences and then add 3 more sentences to expound on your ideas.
I wish everyone would learn to..... Then everyone would....
4/13: Create either a short story or ten individual sentences that use the vocab words for this unit. If you're writing a short story you must use ten words. Remember your quiz is tomorrow!!!!
4/14: Free Write
4/17: Copy the paragraph and correct the mechanical errors:
He reproached his wife with her inattention; her habitual neglect of the children. If it was not a mothers place to look after children, who's on earth was it? He himself had his hands full with his brokerage business. He could not be in to places at once; making a living for his family on the street, and staying at home to see that no harm befell them. He talked in a monotonous-insistent way.
4/18: Answer the questions:
Discuss a time when you wanted to relive or change a moment from your past. Do you believe that if it were possible to relive the past you could change things, or would you just repeat what happened before?
4/21: Free Write
Just thought I'd take a minute to let everyone know that my email has officially changed- it is now firstname.lastname@example.org.
Amenable: •willing to follow advice or authority