A New Paragraph with a New Tool

Hi Everyone,

Start this afternoon by brainstorming for a new paragraph. Write your name and the date in the top left hand corner first.

1. Use the brainstorming software I demonstrated to try something new. Come up with at least 10 ideas for your paragraph.

2. Choose your favorite 3 ideas.

3. Write the three supporting sentences.

4. Write a topic sentence.

5. Write a concluding sentence.

6. Write a title.

7. Go back and look for a way to use one of our new phrases from the detective series (if you did not do this already). Put the phrase in bold.

8. Underline all of your verbs.

9. Double space your writing.

10. Print your paragraph and hand it to me.

After you finish all of this, you can work on the time clauses again and also look at phrasal verbs.

Grammar

Time Clauses

More Time Clauses

Phrasal Verb Game

Listening

Family Roots

Parenting

Olympics 

http://espn.go.com/olympics/winter/2014/story/_/id/10418540/sochi-begins-winter-olympics-grand-opening-ceremony

 

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Seahawks, Sochi and Grammar, Too!

Hi Everyone,

Please finish working on your paragraphs and then move on to practice grammar. I’m putting up links the Seahawks parade with 750,000 people and to the Sochi Winter Olympic games. The link now has information about the torch but you can also use it to watch the opening ceremony tomorrow as well as the live events.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Grammar

Time Clauses

More Time Clauses

Recent Events

Seahawks Parade

Solchi Olympic Torch Path

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New Year’s Videos and Schoolhouse Rock

Here are a few extra videos we watched in class this week. Please feel free to watch them again.

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The Beginning of a New Year

Happy New Year, Everyone!

I hope you had a restful break and are ready for our new year together.

This week we will begin by reviewing what we’ve learned and setting our goals for the quarter and year. It’s a good time to think about New Year’s ‘resolutions’ or goals.

After you’ve finished with the goals handout, you can review our exercises from last year. Finally, you can look again at the video from Michael Jordan as he talks about failure and how to push through to success.

simple past questions with ‘did’

wh- questions

irregular verb practice

a game to practice irregular verbs

Writing practice

Listening practice – Emergency Call

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Disasters and Interests

Welcome Back!

This week we’ll start with an interest survey. You’ll need to go to the Career Cruising website and log in with the user name and password I will give you in class.

Create a plan for yourself and then use the Matchmaker & My Skills to look at what careers may fit you.

After you finish, you can practice the grammar for this week. We are working on the simple past with regular and irregular verbs in questions. 

simple past questions with ‘did’

wh- questions

irregular verb practice

a game to practice irregular verbs

Writing practice

Listening practice – Emergency Call

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Housing and Mr. Bean

Hi Everyone,

This week we’ll start with an internet search exercise. Please work in groups of two to complete the handout from our book.

Then you can type your writing from Thursday about your first year in the United States (page 127).

After you finish, you can practice the grammar for this week. We are working on the simple past with regular and irregular verbs.

Here is a video about verb pronunciation to start:

pronunciation practice for regular verbs

more pronunciation

irregular verb practice

a game to practice irregular verbs

Writing practice

Listening practice – Furniture Ad

Finally, here are the Mr. Bean videos we watched in class. Remember to think though your verbs as you watch. Ask yourself: “What is he doing? What did he do?”

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Health and Tenses

Hi Everyone,

Please begin this week by typing your writing from last Thursday. I will help you by showing you where you need to fix problems. After you rewrite it, I will make the final corrections.

After you finish, you can practice the grammar for this week. We are working on present continuous, simple present and ‘going to’ for the future tense.

simple present and present continuous

More sp and pc practice

going to

Writing practice

Listening practice – Health Insurance

 

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