Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Week 10

Loved class on Tuesday!  Great participation!  

This week work on S-Vl-PA compound sentences and chart L (Adjectives).  Please review charts C, D, G, & K.  We’ll be reviewing charts in class.



Depending on your child’s level, he or she can write only one story and work on it for the next two weeks or write two stories from pictures.  The source texts are on page 99 & 104.  The Magic Lamp or The Knight and the Dragon.  Please make sure they look at each picture and choose a central fact to write each paragraph and then move to the second picture and write a central fact.  The third paragraph they will do the same. Try to focus on the central fact and not get side tracked.  Tell them to have fun and get creative with vocab too.  Try to put all the decorations we’ve learned so far in his or her paper with a who/which clause, which is new this week.  


Any questions, please call me.






Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Week 9

This week the focus is still on a compound sentence, but the pattern has changed to S-Vl-PN.  We’re working on linking verbs, so please study up on Chart C.  Make sure your students don’t get confused with direct objects and predicate nominatives.  Practice many sentences by using the question confirmation out loud, so it becomes natural when parsing out the sentences.


In IEW, work on the 2nd or 3rd paragraph with the Vikings.  Level B students will use outside source books to find a topic about the Vikings and write an entire paragraph on a different topic (other than warriors & explorers).  Students will add VSS into his or her paragraphs.  Have fun!

Blessing to all of you!




Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Week 7


Same Structure:  Compound

Same Pattern:  S-Vt-DO

Different Purpose:  Imperative

New Parts of Speech:  Adverb, chart I


Look over Noun Chart with Nouns of Direct Address (NDA) & Appositives (AP)

Continue to work on diagramming sentences, adding adverbs, NDA’s, and AP’s to sentences for more practice.



Your students continue to amaze me on their papers!  I see how each one enjoys sharing his or her work, which is so awesome.  Tell them to keep up the enthusiasm and keep adding all those QA’s, sv’s, and all the rest of decorations we’ve learned through week seven. 

This week, everyone should be going back and adding a and a #5 adverb opener to each paragraph.  Some students might challenge themselves and add dual –ly’s with an adverbial clause.  Take a look on page 18 in the TWSS binder for more information.  Your students should also be tying his or her topic sentence with the clincher sentence in each paragraph (2-3 key words.)


Password for class:  What does stand for?

Bonus question:  What does an adverb answer?

Please read lesson 8 prior to class on Tuesday.  


Have a wonderful week.



Train up your child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it.  Proverbs 22:6