Sentence of the Week Kelly Gallagher Procedure Day 1: - Teacher provides three sentences that all contain the same editing feature. - Students copy all three sentences. - Below the sentences, students write What do I
notice? - Students then make notes of the similarities between the three sentences. - Teacher reviews what students have written and affirms or corrects. - Students imitate this type of editing feature by writing three sentences on their own/in groups. - Teacher check students at random.
Procedure Day 2 (Block): - Teacher provides warm up with additional sentences that use the same editing feature. - Students copy sentences. - Students imitate this type of editing feature by writing three sentences on their own/in groups.
- Teacher check students at random. Procedure Day 3 (Block): - Teacher assesses students based on the sentence of the week (spiraling to past SoWs as the year goes on). - Assessment can look like a quiz (students can write their own sentence, write a
paragraph using the sentence, or the teacher can dictate a sentence and the student must write it using the skill correctly), ticket out the door, or another method the teacher chooses. Subject Verb Sentences Identifying a subject and a
verb Jerry ate the pizza. Mike and Lisa are happy. Miguel was running in the race. What do you notice? Imitate. Day 2 Identifying a subject and a verb
Michelle ate the ice cream. Tom and Fernando are unhappy. Marie was doing her homework. What do you notice? Imitate. Simple Sentences Writing a simple sentence
The clouds hung in the sky. Bob sneezed. The rain pelted the park. What do you notice? Imitate. Day 2 Writing a simple sentence
The sun was bright in the sky. Panfila coughed. The student passed the test. What do you notice? Imitate. Coordinating Conjunctions
Coordinating Conjunctions (FANBOYS) I am late, but I still want to play. Sam at the entire sandwich, and I watched him do it. You were rude, so they will not speak to you. What do you notice?
Imitate. Day 2 Coordinating Conjunctions (FANBOYS) I took a taxi, and she drove home. He didnt want help, nor did he ask for it.
I wanted to go late, but she wanted to go on time. What do you notice? Imitate. AAAWWUBBIS front-branch sentencing (As, After, Although, When,
After the game, I went home. Even though Paola was short, she was on the volleyball team. Although its cold, Vanessa did not wear a jacket. What do you notice? Imitate. Day 2 AAAWWUBBIS front-branch
sentencing (As, After, Although, When, While, Until, Before, Because, If, Since) (subordinating conjunctions) Although I studied for the test, I did not do well. If you plan on trying out for a sport, be sure to practice. Since my brother is younger, he often looks up to me for guidance.
What do you notice? Imitate. subordinating conjunctions Non-AAAWWUBBIS front-branch sentencing
Non-AAAWWUBBIS front-branch sentencing (subordinating conjunctions) Tired, we collapsed as soon as we arrived home. Laughing hard, tears ran down our faces. Without giving it a second thought, we helped the victims.
What do you notice? Imitate. Day 2 Non-AAAWWUBBIS front-branch sentencing (subordinating conjunctions) In the middle of our discussion, Michelle went into labor.
Annoyed by the sound of her voice, I refused to listen to anything she said. Due to the fact that summer started a week earlier this year, we had to reschedule our summer vacation. What do you notice? Imitate. Appositive Sentences Middle-branch sentencing
Middle-branch sentencing John, fourteen, is too young to drive. My girlfriend, who is afraid of snakes, refused to go. The player, exhausted from the long game, collapsed. What do you notice?
Imitate. Day 2 Middle-branch sentencing Jae, eager to have a baby, decided to marry the first person she dated. My boyfriend, who is great at football, received a full scholarship to UCLA. Juan, who attended UC Davis, became a
successful administrator at Whittier High School. What do you notice? Imitate. Semicolon Usage ; Semicolon usage The dinner was great; the dessert was
average. The movie was interesting; however, I fell asleep before it ended. English is my favorite class; Math is a close second. What do you notice? Imitate.
Day 2 Semicolon usage When I finish here, I will be glad to help you; and that is a promise I will keep. If she can, she will attempt that feat; and if her husband is able, he will be there to see her. My favorite food is Italian; however, I also like Mediterranean food.
What do you notice? Imitate. Quotation with End Attribution Quotation with end attribution I have arrived, said Jack. That hurts! screamed Mary. Are you sure? asked Joe.
What do you notice? Imitate. Day 2 Quotation with end attribution I like fast cars, said Lance. I got an A! screamed Annettee. Would you like to go to the movies?
asked Cole. What do you notice? Imitate. Quotation with Front Attribution Quotation with front attribution
Jack said, I have arrived. Mary screamed, That hurts! Joe asked, Are you sure? What do you notice? Imitate. Day 2 Quotation with front attribution
Jae said, Heres my phone number. Gina screamed, Theres a spider! Alexa asked, Do you like him? What do you notice? Imitate. Quotation with middle attribution
Quotation with middle attribution I was thinking, Lisa said, that this might not be a good time. If you dont leave, she screamed, you will be sorry. Do you think, Mary asked, that the
Angels will win? What do you notice? Imitate. Day 2 Quotation with middle attribution I was thinking, Jim said, that it might be fun to hunt deer.
If you dont stop talking to my boyfriend, she screamed, you will be sorry. Do you think, Mary asked, that the Dodgers will win? What do you notice? Imitate. Indirect Quotations
Indirect quotations Todd said that he was hungry. Lisa said her injury hurt. She asked me if I felt well. What do you notice? Imitate.
Day 2 Indirect quotations Carlye said that she wanted a raise. Stephanie said she wanted a pedicure. He asked me if I wanted to go to the movies. What do you notice? Imitate.
Apostrophes to show possession Apostrophes to show possession That is Mikes car. That is Rosss car.
Cesars and Larrys girlfriends will both be there. What do you notice? Imitate. Day 2 Apostrophes to show possession That is Lances car.
That is Jamess phone. Sandras and Vickys boyfriends do not get along well. What do you notice? Imitate. Apostrophe to show contractions
Apostrophes to show contraction Its not funny. Its been fun. Youre right about him. What do you notice? Imitate.
Day 2 Apostrophes to show contraction Its going to be a great week! Dont make me mad. Youre going to get an A if you study for your quiz. What do you notice?
Imitate. Capitalization Rules Capitalization rules He drove his Nissan south to get to the South. The president will address Congress. My Uncle Dave, a senior citizen who
studies biology, is older than my mom. What do you notice? Imitate. Day 2 Capitalization rules My friend, Michelle, loves her Pomeranians, Buddy and Pommer.
The man drove his Ford truck to Yellowstone National Park. My Aunt Cindy, an ultramarathon runner, is older than my mom. What do you notice? Imitate. Pronoun-antecedent
agreement Pronoun-antecedent agreement During the game, a player may forget his plays. If a person wants to succeed in life, he or she has to work hard.
If people want to succeed in life, they have to work hard. What do you notice? Imitate. Day 2 Pronoun-antecedent agreement The Girl Scout sold her years supply of Girl
Scout cookies. Bob took his dog to the park in order to find its toy. Jae took her baby to the mall to buy clothes. What do you notice? Imitate. Active Voice
Active Voice The pizza was eaten by John. / John ate the pizza. The game was won by Bob. / Bob won the game. The quiz was taken by the students. / The students took the quiz.
What do you notice? Imitate. Day 2 Active Voice The essay was graded by the teacher. / The teacher graded the essay. The game was won by the Dodgers. / The Dodgers won the game.
The letter was mailed by Alyssa. / Alyssa mailed the letter. What do you notice? Imitate. Using items in a series Using items in a series
She went to the store and bought milk, bread, and cereal. He ran to the field, jumped over the fence, and sprinted to the parking lot. She was a teacher who arrived early, who worked hard, and who ran a tight ship. What do you notice? Imitate.
Day 2 Using items in a series She went to the Apple store and bought an iPod, an iPhone, and a laptop. He ran to the park, jumped over the fence, and sprinted to the playground equipment. She was a player who arrived early, practiced hard, and always won the game.
What do you notice? Imitate. Homophones: Your/Youre, its/its, there/their/theyre Your/Youre, its/its, there/their/theyre
Youre on the right path to achieve your goal. Its funny to watch the dog chase its tail. Theyre not happy that their ball landed there. What do you notice? Imitate.
Day 2 Your/Youre, its/its, there/their/theyre Their backpacks are over there by the desks. Its sad that the duck lost its mother. Youre going to be sorry if you dont study your notes for the quiz. What do you notice?
Imitate. Colons Colons The plumber brought the following: a wrench, a socket, and a hammer. I have three brothers: Mike, John, and James.
There was only one possible explanation: they got lost. What do you notice? Imitate. Day 2 Colons Michelle has three favorite artists: Matisse,
Caravaggio, and Kahlo. I have three sisters: Maxine, Alexa, and Alyssa. There is only one possible explanation for failing the test: you didnt study. What do you notice? Imitate.
Number Usage Number usage I am going to buy twenty-five cups. I am going to buy 125 cups. The school has ninety-six boys and 112 girls. What do you notice?
Imitate. Day 2 Number usage My niece is nine years old. My father is 62. We ate a million potato chips. What do you notice?
Imitate. Hyphens Hyphens He loved chocolate-covered peanuts. She is a well-known student. Her ex-husband was thirty-seven years old.
What do you notice? Imitate. Day 2 Hyphens This is a low-budget job. It is a well-paying job. The five-year-old boy was scared.
What do you notice? Imitate. Italics Italics I read a review of To Kill a Mockingbird in the Los Angeles Times.
I like Gary Sotos poem, Baseball in April, which is found in Living Up the Street. You should not do that! What do you notice? Imitate. Day 2 Italics
My favorite magazine is Newsweek. Maxines favorite television show is The Bachelorette. I would never date him! What do you notice? Imitate. In-text citations
In-text citations Johnson, in The Last Chance, said, This is true (12). According to the book, thirty-three people died that day (Anderson 112). The New Yorker claimed that the politician was a democrat (Stein 2).
What do you notice? Imitate. Day 2 In-text citations Ellis, in her book, Best Teacher, said, I am the best teacher (124). According to the newspaper article, 100 people died in the storm (Cooper 11).
In the short story, The Possibility of Evil, the author tells us of Ms. Strangeworth, She was fond of doing things exactly right (Jackson 6). What do you notice? Imitate.
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