Warm-Up

Warm-Up

Warm-Up Copy down each of the sentences in your warmups, putting brackets around the prepositional phrase. There may be more than one prepositional phrase per sentence. Ex: [In case of fire,] use the nearest exit. The flowers in the yellow vase are the first ones from our garden. After the play, the teacher praised Gary for his performance.

In spite of his good intentions, nothing happened. Prepositions / Prepositional Phrases Main parts of sentence (subject or verb) are NEVER inside prepositional phrases. Finding PP's helps to eliminate details in a sentence to more easily identify the subject and verb. To Find and [bracket] the PP... Begin with Preposition (as, at, above, before, between, during,

for, of, on, through, under, within, etc.) End with object of preposition (Noun or pronoun that answers the question whom? Or what?) Warm-Up Copy down each of the sentences in your warm-up, putting brackets around the prepositional phrase.

Ex: [In case of fire,] use the nearest exit. The flowers in the yellow vase are the first ones from our garden. After the play, the teacher praised Gary for his performance. In spite of his good intentions, nothing happened. Answers The flowers [in the yellow vase] are the first ones [from our garden]. [After the play], the teacher praised Gary [for his performance]. [In spite of his good intentions], nothing happened.

Vocabulary Workshop Unit One / Prepositional Phrases Quiz Friday! STAAR Test (End Of Course) Year Two still lots of unknowns Really important for graduation

Taken all 4 years in your 4 core subjects Scores from each year are added together You may retake any test you want even a test from a previous year Level 1 failed

Level 2 passed Level 3 - commended English STAAR Test Two days (Reading day and Writing day) Timed test four hours each day

Reading test 38 multiple choice & 2 short answer + field questions / short answer All reading selections have been previously published (a change from TAKS) Short answer questions single selection (analyzing one story) and crossover question (comparing two stories)

Writing test 30 MC revising and editing questions + 2 essays and field questions / field essay Essay types Narrative and expository Narrative Essay 26 lines Can't double up lines

Students must create an organized narrative with character development, conflict, and detail based on a prompt. Mechanics and grammar conventions are also a factor in your score 1-4 scoring, read by two people, two scores added together Quick Share with a Partner What makes a good story? When you are reading a book or watching a movie, what grabs your attention? What makes you want to keep reading / watching?

Condensing Your Story How do I write a whole story with strong characters and a conflict in 26 lines? Condensing Your Story Prompt Format Take a look at this photo Don't write about the picture!! Write a story about the power of imagination. Be sure to focus on organization, character development, and conflict, as well

as grammar conventions. What Are Graders Looking For? That you are sticking closely to the prompt.

It should be your focus, theme, etc. Organization (beginning/middle/end, transitions, flow of ideas) Character development (protagonist, antagonist, your character changes or grows in some way) Conflict (Man vs Man? Man vs Self? Man versus Nature? Man vs Society?) Details (Appeal to the senses, create a picture in the reader's mind) Grammar / spelling STAAR English I Literary Strong The hair on the back of Kevins neck stood on end. He could feel the goosebumps go down his arms and legs. The slightest change in wind made his feet tingle. He had climed mountains before, but nothing quite like this.

He stood on the edge of a great adventure. He had been climbing through the dense forest of trees for six days and seven nights. The journey had been rough and he was now running on only one package of dried noodles. He looked out past the clouds to the small flickering lights that carresed the black earth down the valley. He thought of his mom back home, worrying for him. She had given him a giant bear hug before he left, along with a note about 14 STAAR English I Literary - Strong being careful. Oh how he missed her. It seemed like years since he had had one of her famous peanut butter and banana sandwichs. This jump was for her. Cautiously he went up on his toes and felt the breeze in his hair. And then he fell. He fell for what seemed like eternity. The wind whistled past

his face and his hands and legs flailed in the air. He felt totally free, until he hit. He hit the ground hard. He slowly rose off the ground and looked onto his own back porch. There his mom stood smiling. How was your adventure? she said calmly. Kevin only grinned. Handwritten paper is 26 lines. 15 Tomorrow

Entire period to plan and write a STAAR narrative essay 26 line STAAR paper and a planning page will be provided Planning page = formative grade Block day peer editing of the narrative (along with plagiarism video / quiz) Friday VW / PP Quiz + final edits to essay Monday Printed copy to class (must be typed) + Turn It In 7:25 am deadline summative grade

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