Read the following aphorisms written by Benjamin Franklin and put them into your own words
At the working man's house, hunger looks in but dares not to enter
Have you something to do tomorrow? Do it today.
Not to oversee workmen is to leave them your purse open
The noblest question in the world is, "What good may I do in it?"
Anger is never without a reason but seldom with a good one.
Be always ashamed to catch thyself idle
Wish not so much as to live long as to live well
Many have quarreled about religion that never practiced it.
Copy the notes on colons
Colons must only be used after complete sentences
For example, you can say, "I have two hobbies that I enjoy: baking and reading."
You cannot say, "Two things I like are: baking and reading"
Colons are also used before listing things
Come up with your own sentence that uses colons
"What if... Wednesday"
If you had a million dollars, what would you do with it?
Watch John Green's crash course video on the Roaring Twenties and write three things you learned
8/11 Free writesay, "I have two hobbies that I enjoy: baking and reading."
7/31: Write three goals for this semester. At least one of them needs to be non-academic
8/1: Watch the video "Fix Your Grammar" on youtube. Yes, it's the one with the puppets. Write three things you found important.
Copy the following notes:
Semicolons separate two main clauses that are closely related and could stand on their own. Semicolons are often used instead of periods to add variety to sentence structure.
Here's an example:
Semicolons are used to separate two main clauses; this sentence is a good example"
Now, come up with your own example!
Welcome to American Literature! We have officially survived day 3 already! So far, we have gone over the syllabus and done introductions as well as started Unit 1.
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Write a thank you note to someone using at least 5 of the current vocabulary words.
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 email@example.com.
Amenable: •willing to follow advice or authority