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We are now on Week 1.

 

 

 

Introduction

Points

1

Welcome

0

2

Synergy

0

3

G-Suite

0

4

Gmail

0

5

Create a Writing Portfolio

0

6

Find Your Writing Portfolio

0

7

Clean up Your Google Drive

0

8

Clean up your Gmail Inbox

0

9

Quia

0

10

Your First Quia Quiz

 

11

About Me

 

12

Three Common Mistakes

 

13

Counting Words

 

14

Submitting Your Portfolio

 

15

Paragraph Styles

 

16

My Favorite Sport

 

17

My Family Background

 

18

Grading Your Portfolio

 

0

Introduction

 

1

A Different Kind of Restaurant

 

2

Synergy and Gmail

 

3

Quia

 

4

Multiple-Choice Quizzes

 

5

Free Response Quizzes

 

6

Typing Club

 

7

The Importance of Typing Properly

 

8

Understanding Your Quia Homepage

 

9

Rule of Thumb

 

10

Family Background

 

11

Paragraph Styles

 

12

Understanding Your Grade on Synergy

 

13

Student-Directed Learning

 

14

FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

 

15

Writing Skills

 

16

Feedback for Auto-Graded Quizzes

 

17

Feedback for Teacher-Graded Quizzes

 

18

Introducing the Weekly Schedule

 

19

Congratulations!

 

 

Your Writing Portfolio (UNFINISHED)

 

 

Vocabulary (1)

 

0

Introduction (Vocab)

 

1

Vocab (Group 1)

 

 

Grammar Level 1: Words for Memorization

 

1

Introduction (Words for Memorization)

 

2

Glue Words

 

3

Super Glue Words

 

4

Memorization Work

 

5

Identify the Preposition (100 Questions)

 

6

Identify the Glue Word (100 Questions)

 

7

Congratulations!

 

 

Vocabulary (2)

 

0

Group 2

 

1

Review Groups 1–2

 

 

Adversarial Method

 

276

Introduction (Adversarial Method)

 

277

Adversarial Method

 

278

World of Academia

 

 

Basic Writing Skills 1: Most Common Mistakes

 

     
     
     
     
     
     

 

Vocabulary (3)

 

0

Group 3

 

1

Review Groups 1–3

 

 

Basic Reading Skills (1)

 

0

Introduction (Basic Reading Skills)

 

1

Imply and Infer (1)

 

2

Imply and Infer (2)

 

3

Implication and Inference

 

4

Sherlock Holmes

 

5

Setting

 

6

Character Traits

 

279

Introduction (MLA Tutorial)

 

280

What is MLA?

 

281

Importance of a Thesis

 

282

Presenting Evidence

 

283

Chicago Style vs. MLA Style

 

284

The 7-Step Formula

 

285

Devil in the Details

 

286

In-Text Citations

 

287

Citing Statistics

 

288

Using Signal Phrases

 

289

How to Write a Signal Phrase

 

290

The Name Rule

 

291

The Name Rule (More Practice)

 

292

The Big Four Signal Phrase

 

293

Quoting a Full Sentence

 

294

Quoting a Phrase

 

295

Quoting More Than One Sentence

 

296

Block Quotes

 

297

Dropped Quotes

 

298

Citing the Source of an Entire Paragraph

 

299

Two Unforgivible Mistakes

 

300

Plagiarism

 

301

Academic Dishonesty

 

302

It's Your Responsibility

 

303

Plagiarism Pledge

 

304

Introduction (Country Reports)

 

305

Choosing a Vacation Destination

 

306

Basic Requirements

 

307

Read an MLA Paper

 

308

A Look Ahead

 

309

Prepare Your Document (Pro)

 

310

1st Source in Works Cited Page (Pro)

 

311

1st Body Paragraph (Pro)

 

312

2nd Source in Works Cited Page (Pro)

 

313

2nd Body Paragraph (Pro)

 

314

3rd Source in Works Cited Page (Pro)

 

315

3rd Body Paragraph (Pro)

 

316

Introduction (Pro)

 

317

Conclusion (Pro)

 

318

Final Cleanup (Pro)

 

319

1st Source in Works Cited Page (Con)

 

320

1st Body Paragraph (Con)

 

321

2nd Source in Works Cited Page (Con)

 

322

2nd Body Paragraph (Con)

 

323

3rd Source in Works Cited Page (Con)

324

3rd Body Paragraph (Con)

325

Topic Sentences (Con)

326

Intro and Conclusion (Con)

327

Final Cleanup (Con)

328

Create a Google Doc

329

Check Your Settings

330

Delete and Backspace

331

Your Title

332

Works Cited Heading

333

Types of Paragraphs (Review)

334

Sandwich Paragraphs

 

335

What is Evidence?

 

336

Start Your Research

 

337

Put Your 1st Source in Your Works Cited Page

 

338

Identify Your Evidence

 

339

Add a Signal Phrase

 

340

Add a Topic Sentence

 

341

Wrap it Up

 

342

Smooth It Out

 

343

Don't Teach Me; Persuade Me

 

344

3 Sources, 1 Block Quote

 

345

Search Smarter

 

346

Look for Words That Sell

 

347

Write Your 2nd Body Paragraph

 

348

Write Your 3rd Body Paragraph

 

349

Put Your Body Paragraphs in a Logical Order

 

350

Format Your Block Quote

 

351

Quoted In

 

366

Clean Up Your Block Quote

 

367

Clean Up Your Spacing (Internet Style)

 
368

Spell Check Your Paper

 

369

Make Sure Your Font is Consistent

 

370

Proofread Your Paper

 

371

Put Your Essay into Your Portfolio

 

372

Congratulations!

 

373

Countries List

 

374

Introduction (Prepare a Paper Copy)

 

375

Formatting for Paper Copy (Pro)

 

376

Formatting for Paper Copy (Con)

 

377

Create a Header

 

378

Top-Left Corner

 

379

Give Your Sources a Hanging Indent

 

380

Clean Up Your Spacing (Print Style)

 

381

Print It Out

 

4

Introduction (Paragraphs)

 

5

White Space

 

6

Student Essay

 

7

Cut my steak, please!

 

8

Paragraph Breaks

 

9

Types of Paragraphs

 

10

Student Essay (Revised)

 

11

Signalling a Change in Setting

 

12

Transition Phrases

 

13

Signalling a New Speaker

 

14

Summary

 

 

Typing #3

 

 

Reading #3

 

 

Week 4

 

2

Vocab (Group 2)

 

3

Vocab Review (Groups 1–2)

 

1

Introduction (Grammar 2: Parts of Speech)

 

2

Parts of Speech: Why They Matter

 

3

Nouns

 

4

Verbs

 

5

Articles

 

6

Helping Words

 

0

Introduction (Basic Writing Skills)

 

1

its / it's

 

2

your / you're

 

15

Introduction (Personal Writing)

 

16

Expectations

 

17

Your Post Needs a Title

 

18

Number Your Posts

 

19

Length Requirements

 

20

Spell Check Your Work

 

21

Your Post Should Be about You

 

22

No Posts about Computer Games!

 

23

Don't Get Fixated on Any Single Subject

 

24

Your Post Should Be Non-Fiction

 

25

Expectations (Review)

 

26

Get Started!

 

27

500 Blog Ideas

 

 

Typing #4

 

 

Reading #4

 

 

Week 5

 

1

Vocab (Group 3)

 

2

Vocab Review (Groups 1–3)

 

7

Prepositions

 

8

Capitalizing Titles

 

9

Adjectives

 

10

Adverbs

 

11

Pronouns

 

12

They: The Gender-Neutral Pronoun

 

3

there / their / they're

 

1

Introduction (Intermediate Writing Skills)

 

2

Number Rule

 

3

Capitalizing Titles

 

28

Direct and Indirect Speech

 

29

Punctuating Dialogue (1)

 

30

Punctuating Dialogue (2)

 

31

Punctuating Dialogue (3)

 

32

Punctuating Dialogue (4)

 

33

Punctuating Dialogue (5)

 

34

Formatting Dialogue (1)

 

35

Formatting Dialogue (2)

 

36

Commas in Direct Address (1)

 

37

Commas in Direct Address (2)

 

38

Interjections (1)

 

39

Interjections (2)

 

 

Typing #5

 

 

Reading #5

 

 

Week 6

 

 

Typing #4

 

3

Vocab (Group 4)

 

4

Vocab Review (Groups 1–4)

 

13

What Is Your Preferred Pronoun?

 

14

Review Quiz #1

 

15

Review Quiz #2

 

16

Review Quiz #3

 

17

Review Quiz #4

 

18

Review Quiz #5

 

19

Congratulations!

 

4

to / too / two

 

40

Introduction (Fascinating Facts)

 

41

Sample Chapter: Algeria

 

42

Puzzlers

 

43

Creative Non-Fiction

 

44

Colorful Descriptions

 

45

Direct Speech

 

46

Summarizing and Paraphrasing

 

47

Quoting the Text

 

48

Quoting More Than One Sentence

 

49

Signal Phrase Variations

 

50

Mixing Narration and Exposition

 

51

Opinion Questions

 

22

Allow Your Mind to Wander

 

53

Transition Tips

 

54

Jumps in Space and Time

 

55

Grading

 

56

Pack Your Bags

 

57

Choose a Country

 

 

Reading #6

 

 

Typing #6

 
 

Week 7

 

1

Vocab (Group 5)

 

2

Vocab Review (Groups 1–5)

 

1

Introduction (Grammar 3: Clauses)

 

2

What is a clause?

 

3

Building Blocks

 

4

Identifying the Subject

 

5

Five Basic Clause Patterns

 

6

Legend

 

5

then / than

 

58

Introduction (Narrative and POV)

 

59

Narrative Tense (1)

 

60

Narrative Tense (2)

 

61

Present to Past

 

62

Past to Present

 

63

Viewpoint

 

64

Point of View (1)

 

65

Point of View (2)

 

66

3rd Person Variations

 

67

Objective Viewpoint

 

68

1st Person Narratives

 

69

Omniscient Viewpoint

 

70

Objective, Limited, or Omniscient?

 

 

Reading #7

 

 

Typing #7

 
 

Week 8

 

3

Vocab (Group 6)

 

4

Vocab Review (Groups 1–6)

 

7

Equative Clauses

 

8

Intransitive Clauses

 

9

Clause Patterns 1–2

 

10

Transitive Clauses

 

11

Clause Patterns 1–3

 

12

Ditransitive Clauses

 

6

through / threw

 

71

Point of View (Review)

 

72

I Am a Vampire

 

73

You See a Ghost

 

74

She was an Egyptian Priestess

 

75

Review Quiz #1

 

76

Review Quiz #2

 

77

Review Quiz #3

 

78

Review Quiz #4

 

79

Review Quiz #5

 

80

Introduction (Creative Writing)

 

81

Show, Don't Tell (1)

 

82

Show, Don't Tell (2)

 

 

Typing #8

 

 

Reading #8

 

 

Week 9

 

1

Vocab (Group 7)

 

2

Vocab Review (Groups 1–7)

 

13

Clause Patterns 1–4

 

14

There / It

 

15

It

 

16

Dummy Subjects

 

17

Clause Patterns 1–5

 

18

Clause Patterns 1–5 (Review)

 

19

Congratulations!

 

7

are / our

 

7

Basic Reading Skills #1

 

83

A Cat Hides Under the Bed

 

84

Tortoise Shell Gleamed from Couches

 

85

On the Table Is a Coffee Cup

 

86

I Love My Room

 

87

Physical Features

 

88

Clothes Make the Man

 

89

Grand Entrance

 

90

Revealing Character through Action

 

91

Revealing Character through Setting

 
 

Introduction (Vignettes)

 

92

30 Vignette Ideas

 
 

Introduction to Visual Prompts

 

93

Visual Prompts

 

 

Typing #9

 

 

Reading #9

 

 

Week 10

 

3

Vocab (Group 8)

 

4

Vocab Review (Groups 1–8)

 

1

Introduction (Grammar 4: Simplifying Sentences)

 

2

Articles (Review)

 

3

Possessives

 

4

Helping Words (Review)

 

5

Adjectives (Review)

 

6

Adverbs (Review)

 

8

accept / except

 

8

Basic Reading Skills #2

 

94

Introduction (Dread South)

 

95

Pre-Reading Vocabulary

 

96

Part 1: A Letter to the Editor

 

97

Reflection: What Have We Learned So Far?

 

98

Part 2: Louisa Gets an Attendant

 

99

Reflection: Inner Conflict

 

100

Part 3: Shamblers in the Field

 

101

Reflection: Fevered Dreams

 

102

Part 4: Zombies Attack the Town

 

103

Reflection: Where is Everett?

 

104

Part 5: What's Going to Happen to Louisa?

 

105

Final Reflection (Optional)

 

 

Intermediate Writing Skills

 

106

Formatting Dialogue (Review)

 

107

Adding Thoughts and Feelings

 

108

Exclamation Marks

 

109

Fancy Fonts

 

110

ALL-CAPS

 

111

Paraphrasing

 

 

Typing #10

 

 

Reading #10

 

 

Week 11

 

1

Vocab (Group 9)

 

2

Vocab Review (Groups 1–9)

 

7

Simplifying Sentences with Helping Words, Adjectives, and Adverbs

 

8

Prepositions (Review)

 

9

Prepositional Phrases

 

10

Simplifying Sentences with Prepositional Phrases

 

11

Find the Base Clause (1)

 

12

Find the Base Clause (2)

 

9

a lot / allot

 

9

Basic Reading Skills #3

 

112

Introduction (Omega Ship)

 

113

Part 1: Crash Landing

 

114

Reflection: In Media Res

 

115

Part 2: Salvaging Supplies

 

116

Reflection: Exposition

 

117

Part 3: A Consequential Decision

 

118

Final Reflection (Optional)

 

119

Introduction (Literary Terms)

 

120

Figurative Language

 

121

Figurative Language Techniques

 

122

Analogies: Similes and Metaphors

 

123

Hyperbole and Understatement

 

124

Personification

 

125

Figurative Language in Poetry

 

126

Allusions

 

 

Reading #11

 

 

Typing #11

 
 

Week 12

 

3

Vocab (Group 10)

 

4

Vocab Review (Groups 1–10)

 

13

Find the Base Clause (3)

 

14

Find the Base Clause (4)

 

15

Find the Base Clause (5)

 

16

Find the Base Clause (6)

 

17

Find the Base Clause (7)

 

18

Find the Base Clause (8)

 

10

here / hear

 

10

Basic Reading Skills #4

 

127

Exposition

 

128

Oxymorons

 

129

Idioms

 

130

The Proof is in the Pudding

 

131

Forest for the Trees?

 

132

Onomatopoeia

 

133

Irony

 

134

Euphemisms

 

135

Alliteration vs. Assonance

 

136

Alliteration

 

137

Literary Terms (Glossary)

 

138

Control the Narrative Tense

 

139

Ellipses

 

140

Hyphens and Em Dashes

 

141

Hyphenated Adjectives

 

142

Titles: Books, Movies, and Websites

 

143

Titles: Articles and Poems

 

 

Reading #12

 

 

Typing #12

 
 

Week 13

 

1

Vocab (Group 11)

 

2

Vocab Review (Groups 1–11)

 

19

Find the Base Clause (9)

 

20

Find the Base Clause (10)

 

21

Continuous Tense (1)

 

22

Continuous Tense (2)

 

23

Continuous Tense (3)

 

24

Continuous Tense (4)

 

11

have / of / 've

 

11

Basic Reading Skills #5

 

144

Introduction (Narrative Writing)

 

145

Basic Terms

 

146

Your Story Idea

 

147

Genre

 

148

Conflict

 

149

Antagonists

 

150

Characters: Static vs. Dynamic

 

151

Theme

 

152

Six Story Elements

 

153

Character

 

154

Situation

 

 

Typing #13

 

 

Reading #13

 

 

End of 1st Trimester

 
 

Week 14

 

3

Vocab (Group 12)

 

4

Vocab Review (Groups 1–12)

 

25

Simplifying Sentences with -ing Verbs

 

26

Continuous Tense (Review)

 

27

More Practice with the Continuous Tense

 

28

Compound Elements

 

29

More Practice with Compound Elements

 

30

Challenge Questions

 

31

Congratulations!

 

12

Basic Skills (01)

 

12

Basic Reading Skills #6

 

155

Objective

 

156

Opponent

 

157

Disaster

 

158

Story Question

 

159

Cover Blurb

 

160

Story Spine

 

161

Story Spine Examples

 

162

Your Story Spine Outline

 

163

Adding Conflict to Your Dialogues

 

164

Start at the Beginning

165

Establish the Narrative Tense and POV

166

Establish the Setting

167

Describe Your Hero's Character

168

The Precipitating Event

 

Typing #14

 

 

Reading #14

 

 

Thanksgiving Week

 
 

Week 15

 

1

Vocab (Group 13)

 

2

Vocab Review (Groups 1–13)

 
1

Introduction (Grammar 5: Compound Sentences)

 

2

Simple Sentences

 

3

Compound Sentences

 
4

Fanboys

 
5

Forming Compound Sentences

 
6

Compounds with Semicolons

 

13

Basic Skills (02)

 

13

Basic Reading Skills #7

 

169

Rising Action (1)

 

170

Rising Action (2)

 

171

Satisfying Endings

 

172

Shoe-Shine Boy

 

173

Deus Ex Machina

 

174

Tragic Endings

 

175

Moral Choice (1)

 

176

Moral Choice (2)

 

177

Getting What You Really Wanted

 

178

Adding Figurative Language

 

179

Ready, Set, Go!

 

 

Typing #15

 

 

Reading #15

 

 

Week 16

 

3

Vocab (Group 14)

 

4

Vocab Review (Groups 1–14)

 
7

Patterns with Semicolons

 
8

Practice with Semicolons: Contrast

 
9

Practice with Semicolons: Exposition

 
10

Glue Words (Again)

 
11

Super Glue Words (2)

 
12

Triple Compounds

 

14

Basic Skills (03)

 

14

Basic Reading Skills #8

 

180

Introduction: That Spot (Klondike Gold Rush)

 

181

Introduction (Jack London)

 

182

That Spot (1)

 

183

That Spot (2)

 

184

That Spot (3)

 

185

That Spot (4)

 

186

That Spot (5)

 

187

That Spot (6)

 
188

Final Reflection (Optional)

 

189

Introduction (Poetic Devices)

 

190

Rhyme Scheme

 

191

Alliteration

 

192

consonance

 

193

assonance

 

194

repetition

 

195

rhythm

 

196

enjambment

 

 

Typing #16

 

 

Reading #16

 

 

Week 17

 

1

Vocab (Group 15)

 

2

Vocab Review (Groups 1–15)

 
13

Run-on Sentences

 
14

Long Compound Sentences

 
15

Write a Long Compound Sentence

 
16

Veni, Vidi, Vici

 
17

Breaking the Rules (1)

 
18

Breaking the Rules (2)

 

15

Basic Skills (04)

 

15

Basic Reading Skills #9

 

197

Introduction

198

Vocab (1)

199

Vocab (2)

200

Annabel Lee (1st Reading)

 

201

Summary

 

202

Stanza 1

 

203

Stanza 2

 

204

Stanza 3

 

205

Stanza 4

 

206

Stanza 5

 

207

Stanza 6

 

208

Annabel Lee (2nd Reading)

 

209

Annabel Lee (Final Reading)

 

210

Final Reflection

 
 

Christmas Break

 

 

Typing #17

 

 

Reading #17

 

 

Week 18

 

3

Vocab (Group 16)

 

4

Vocab Review (Groups 1–16)

 
19

Breaking the Rules (3)

 
20

Nitpicky Grammarian

 
21

Starting a Sentence with a Fanboy

 

0

Introduction (Grammar 6: Hybrid Sentences)

 
1

Compound What?

 
2

Compound Predicates

 

16

Basic Skills (05)

 

16

Basic Reading Skills #10

 

211

Introduction: The Tell-Tale Heart (Unreliable Narrators)

 

212

Introduction (Edgar Allan Poe)

 

213

The Easy Version

 
214

The Tell-Tale Heart (1)

 

215

The Tell-Tale Heart (2)

 

216

The Tell-Tale Heart (3)

 
217

Final Reflection (Optional)

 
218

Your Turn (Optional)

 

219

Introduction

 

220

Vocab (1)

 

221

Vocab (2)

 

222

Vocab (3)

 

223

Vocab (4)

 

224

Vocab (5)

 

 

Typing #18

 

 

Reading #18

 

 

Week 19

 

1

Vocab (Group 17)

 

2

Vocab Review (Groups 1–17)

 
3

Implied Subjects (1)

 
4

Implied Subjects (2)

 

5

Hybrid Sentences (1)

 
6

Hybrid Sentences (2)

 
7

Hybrid Sentences (3)

 
8

Simple, Compound, or Hybrid?

 

17

Basic Skills (06)

 

225

Vocab (6)

 

226

Vocab (7)

 

227

Vocab (8)

 

228

Vocab (9)

 

229

Vocab (10)

 

230

Theme

 

231

Robert E. Howard

 

232

First Reading

 

233

Rhyme Scheme (Song out of Midian)

 

234

Alliteration (Song out of Midian)

 

235

Setting

 

236

Historical Background

 

237

The Story

 

238

Stanza 1: Multiple Choice

 

 

Typing #19

 

 

Reading #19

 

 

Week 20

 

3

Vocab (Group 18)

 

4

Vocab Review (Groups 1–18)

 
9

Punctuating Compounds and Hybrids (Unfinished — Skip for now)

 
10

Hybrid to Compound

 
11

Compound to Hybrid

 
12

Write 5 Hybrid Sentences

 
1

Glue Words (Review) (Grammar 7: Complex Sentences)

 
2

Super Glue Words (Review)

 

18

Basic Skills (07)

 

239

Stanza 1: Pop Up

 

240

Stanza 2: Multiple Choice

 

241

Stanza 2: Pop Up

 

242

Stanza 3: Multiple Choice

 

243

Stanza 3: Pop Up

 

244

Stanza 4: Multiple Choice

 

245

Stanza 4: Pop Up

 

246

Stanza 5: Multiple Choice

 

247

Stanza 5: Pop Up

 

248

Stanza 6: Multiple Choice

 

249

Stanza 6: Pop Up

 

250

Stanza 7: Multiple Choice

 

251

Stanza 7: Pop Up

 

252

Stanza 8: Multiple Choice

 

253

Stanza 8: Pop Up

 

254

Final Reflection

 

 

Typing #20

 

 

Reading #20

 

 

Week 21

 

1

Vocab (Group 19)

 

2

Vocab Review (Groups 1–19)

 
3

Prefixes: Co- and Sub-

 
4

Clause Levels

 
5

Subordinate Clauses

 
6

Subordinating Conjunctions

 
7

Subordinate Clause or Prepositional Phrase (1)

 
8

Subordinate Clause or Prepositional Phrase (2)

 

19

Basic Skills (08)

 

255

Introduction (Current Events)

 
256

Basic Terms

 

257

Five W's and One H

 

258

Inverted Pyramid

 

259

Format

 
260

Condors Fly without Flapping Their Wings

 
261

Sample Current Events Report

 
262

Avoiding Plagiarism (Not Finished — Please Skip for now)

 
263

Get Started!

 

264

Introduction (Advanced Writing Skills)

 

265

Writing Styles in Fiction

 

266

Never Use 10 Words When Five Will Do

 

 

Typing #21

 

 

Reading #21

 

 

Week 22

 

3

Vocab (Group 20)

 

4

Vocab Review (Groups 1–20)

 
9

Subordinate Clause or Prepositional Phrase (3)

 
10

Complex Sentences (1)

 
11

Complex Sentences (2)

 
12

Complex Sentences (3)

 
13

Complex Sentences (4)

 
14

Complex Sentences (5)

 

20

Basic Skills (09)

 

267

Omit Needless Words

 

268

Paradigm Shift

 

269

Essays Should Be Concise

 

270

Place Emphatic Words at the End (Original Text)

 

271

Place Emphatic Words at the End (Simple Version)

 

272

Advanced Sentence Pattern (A)

 

273

Advanced Sentence Pattern (B)

 
274

Parallel Construction (Original Text)

 
275

Parallel Construction (Simple Version)

 

 

Typing #22

 

 

Reading #22

 

 

Week 23

 

1

Vocab (Group 21)

 

2

Vocab Review (Groups 1–21)

 

15

Complex Sentences (6)

 

16

Because

 

17

Punctuating Complex Sentences

 

1

Compound-Complex Sentences (Grammar 8)

 

2

5 Types of Sentences

 

3

Sentence Patterns 1–5 (The Whole Enchilada)

 

21

Basic Skills (10)

 

 

Typing #23

 

 

Reading #23

 

 

Week 24

 

3

Vocab (Group 22)

 

4

Vocab Review (Groups 1–22)

 

1

Introduction to Phrases (Grammar 9)

 

2

Prepositions (Review)

 

3

Prepositional Phrases (Review 1)

 

4

Prepositional Phrases (Review 2)

 

5

Starting a Sentence with a Prepositional Phrase

 

6

Ending a Sentence with a Preposition

 

22

Basic Skills (11)

 

 

Typing #24

 

 

Reading #24

 

 

Week 25

 

1

Vocab (Group 23)

 

2

Vocab Review (Groups 1–23)

 

7

Clause Patterns (Review)

 

8

Simplifying Sentences with Prepositional Phrases (Review)

 

9

Appositive Phrases

 

10

Simplifying Sentences with Appositive Phrases

 

11

Participial Adjectives

 

12

Continuous Tense (Review)

 

 

Basic Writing Skills

 

 

Typing #25

 

 

Reading #25

 

 

End of 2nd Trimester

 
 

Week 26

 

3

Vocab (Group 24)

 

4

Vocab Review (Groups 1–24)

 
13

Simplifying Sentences with -in Verbs (Review)

 
14

Gerund Phrases

 
15

Continuous Tense or Gerund?

 
16

Simplifying Sentences with Gerund Phrases

 
17

Present Participial Phrases

 
18

Past Participial Phrases

 
19

Simplifying Sentences with Participial Phrases

 

 

Basic Skills

 

 

Typing #26

 

 

Reading #26

 

 

Week 27

 
20

Absolute Phrases

 
21

Phrases 1–5 (Review)

 
22

Simplifying Sentences with Absolute Phrases

 
23

Infinitive Phrases

 
24

Simplifying Sentences with Infinitive Phrases

 
25

Phrases 1–6 (Review)

 
26

The 6 Basic Phrase Patterns (Final Review)

 
27

Identifying the Base Clause of Sentences with Phrases (Final Review)

 

 

Typing #27

 

 

Reading #27

 

  Week 28  

1

Introduction (Grammar 10: Noun Clauses)

 

2

Main Clause or Adverb Clause?

 

3

Noun Clauses

 

4

Finding the Base Clause (of Sentences with Noun Clauses).

 

5

Leaving out "That"

 

 

Basic Writing Skills

 

352

Start Cutting

 

353

Place Emphatic Words at the End (Topic Sentences)

 

354

Mismatch Problems

 

355

Cut the Fluff

 

356

Rhetorical Questions

 

357

Get Rid of the "I"

 

358

Pronoun-Antecedent Agreement

 

359

Write Your Introduction

 

360

Parallel Construction in Your Introduction

 

361

Write Your Conclusion

 

362

Parallel Construction in Your Conclusion

 

363

Clean Up Your Works Cited Page

 

364

Double-Check Your Citations

 

365

Clean Up Your Signal Phrases

 

 

Typing #28

 

 

Reading #28

 

  Week 29  

6

Other Words That Introduce Noun Clauses

 

7

Noun Clauses in Dialogue

 
8

Dummy Subjects (Review)

 
9

Noun Clauses (in Sentences with Dummy Subjects)

 

10

Main, Adverb, or Noun Clause?

 

 

Basic Writing Skills

 

 

Typing #29

 

 

Reading #29

 

 

Week 30

 

1

Introduction (Grammar 11: Adjective Clauses)

 

2

Relative Pronouns

 

3

Relative Pronouns: Subject or Object?

 

4

Who vs. Whom

 

5

Descriptive vs. Prescriptive Grammar

 

6

Whom as a Source of Humor

 

 

Basic Writing Skills

 

382

Introduction (Research Papers)

 

383

An Excellent Thesis

 

384

A Thesis That's Good Enough

 

385

More about Your Thesis

 

386

The Quality of Your Evidence

 

387

Basic Outlines

 

388

Basic Requirements

 

389

Thesis Statement Patterns

 

390

 

 

391

Choosing a Title

 

392

Introduction and Conclusion

 

393

Hooks

 

 

Typing #30

 

 

Reading #30

 

  Spring Break  
 

Week 31

 
7

Placement of Adjective Clauses

 
8

Similarities

 

9

Adjective or Noun Clause?

 
10

Subordinate Clauses (Review)

 

 

Basic Writing Skills

 

394

Rebutting Your Opponents Arguments

 

395

A Formula for Introductions

 

396

Variation of the Introduction Formula

 

397

Patterns for Your Conclusion

 

398

Background

 

399

Rhetoric

 

400

Advice for Intros and Conclusions

 

401

Choose a Topic / Thesis

 

402

Topic Suggestions

 

403

Introduction (Advanced Storytelling)

 

404

Bringing a Character to Life (pp. 27–31)

 

405

Inner Conflict (pp. 36–39)

 

406

Genres (pp. 44–48)

 

407

What's a Story? (pp. 68–70)

 

 

Typing #31

 

 

Reading #31

 

 

Week 32

 

1

Introduction (Grammar 12: Grammar Challenge)

 

2

5 Basic Clause Patterns (25 Questions)

 

3

5 Types of Sentences (25 Questions)

 

4

6 Basic Phrase Patterns (25 Questions)

 

5

3 Kinds of Subordinate Clauses (25 Questions)

 

6

Grammar Challenge (100 Questions)

 

 

Basic Skills

 

408

Dramatic Story (p. 70–71)

409

Rising to the Climax (pp. 84–87)

410

Foreshadowing (pp. 115–118)

411

Symbols (pp. 118–121)

412

Exaggerate Your Characters (pp. 47–49)

413

Conflict (pp. 49–50)

414

Stimulus and Response (pp. 71–75)

415

The Complicated Transaction (pp. 75–77)

416

Background Motivation (pp. 77–79)

417

Keeping Your S&R Transactions Straightforward (pp. 80–82)

418

Goal Motivation and the Story Question (pp. 83–86, 88)

419

End of Your Story (pp. 99–104)

 

420

Scene and Sequel (pp. 106–107)

 

421

Scene Stucture (pp. 107–113)

 

 

Typing #32

 

 

Reading #32

 

 

Week 33

 

422

Sequel (pp. 113–118)

 

423

Building Characters (pp. 137–138)

 

424

Dialogue (pp. 171–172)

 

425

Scene (pp. 85–92)

 

426

How Do You Bring a Story to an End? (pp. 187–214) UNFINISHED

 

 

Basic Skills

 

 

Typing #33

 

 

Reading #33

 

 

Weeks 34

 

 

Basic Writing Skills

 

 

Typing #34

 

 

Reading #34

 

 

Week 35

 

 

Basic Writing Skills

 

 

Typing #35

 

 

Reading #35

 

 

Week 36

 

 

Basic Writing Skills

 

 

Typing #36

 

 

Reading #36

 

 

Week 37

 

 

Basic Writing Skills

 

 

Typing #37

 

 

Reading #37

 

 

Week 38

 
 

End of 3rd Grading Period