Subjects and Verbs that Agree
"Nothing quells my Christmas cheer as quickly as a stray apostrophe," writes the author of the blog A Happy Medium. In this blog entry, she addresses a common Christmas conundrum: the plural forms of family names. For some useful grammar practice, read her blog entry here.
Then, using Google Presentation (the slideshow app in Google Drive) create a one-slide greeting card that includes the correct plural form of your name. For a bit of holiday cheer, email the e-card to your classmates.
Even More Pronouns and Antecedents
Students, please open your Holt Handbooks to page 136 and complete Exercise 13 in your warm-up journal.
Students, please open your literature textbook to page 400, read the lesson on pronoun-antecedent agreement and complete 1-4 in the Practice.
Good Moral Character
What character traits or qualities do you admire in your peers? Together we'll make a list of qualities that reflect good moral character in Bitburg High School students.
Click here to edit the document.
Indo-European Word Families and Roots
Please complete the following warm-up in your Vocabulary document in Google docs.
First, read the introduction to Indo-European word roots on page 387 of your literature book.
Next, complete the practice at the bottom of the page. You can use the "insert table" function in Google Docs to make the chart like the one on the page.
Arjuna's Inner Conflict
Should Arjuna fight or refuse to fight? Decide what you think he should do. What is the cause of his indecision? First, identify the reason for his inner conflict. Then analyze the effects that will occur if he chooses what you decide. What will be the result?
Desire and Duty
Have you ever had a conflict between what you wanted to do (desire) and what you had to do (duty)? In your warm-up journal, reflect on one or two examples from your own experience. How was the conflict resolved?
A synonym is a word that has the same meaning as another word. Choose the best synonym for each vocabulary word below:
1. procured: A. sold, B. obtained, C. covered
2. acquittal: A. resignation, B. repayment, C. release
3. censuring: A. disapproving, B. valuing, C. exclaiming