It’s always important to review concepts in a fun way. Today we reviewed the sentence parts, phrases, and clauses that had been covered in class thus far (minus gerunds, next time) through a Sentence Auction. Each sentence part, phrase, or clause was assigned a dollar amount. This will serve as the minimum bid price for each sentence. As the students work in pairs (or groups of three) to create the most expensive sentence that makes sense, one “expert student” served as the “appraiser” to verify that the sentences were grammatically correct. Our end goal is to put the sentences on a sentence strip which will be auctioned off to other student groups. This assignment will be concluded tomorrow.
We watched a video clip from the Discovery Channel Show “Auction Kings” where the students were able to see what an auction looked like in real-life. This served to give everyone background on exactly what the Sentence Auction would entail.
HOMEWORK: Take a look at the homework for the week (which can be found here).
PowerPoint: 10-8-12 Fun Times at the Sentence Auction
After the wonderful, 3-day Labor Day weekend we did a review of the basic sentence parts: subjects and verbs/predicates. We then took a 10-question quiz on complete subjects and predicates as well as abstract nouns. Finally, the lesson wrapped up with notes, discussion, and practice identifying direct objects.
HOMEWORK: AC: Write a 5-sentence story using SVO (Subject/Verb/(Direct) Object). Highlight the sentence parts (Subject/Verb/(Direct) Object) in different colors. 2nd, 6th, and 7th: Write 5 sentences that use SVO (Subject/Verb/(Direct) Object). Identify each sentence part (Subject/Verb/(Direct) Object).
PowerPoint: 9-4-12 Subjects, Verbs, & Direct Objects