Let’s start with my goof – appositives. A nice (and correct) example of appositives and how to diagram them is on p. 120. An appositive is a noun (or pn) directly beside another noun which explains or identifies it. For more information on appositives, see Our Mother Tongue lesson 15.
Noun of Direct Address – the person or thing that is being directly spoken to. They are set off with commas, and diagrammed above the subject – in the same spot an interjection would be diagrammed.
note: if you want a compound imperative sentence, NDAs must be used to clarify different subjects. (See sentence #1 and #3 on p. 127.)
Adverbs – We learned a song for the definition of an adverb and the adverb questions. (Itsy-bitsy spider) See the adverb chart. Commit this to memory! Knowing those AV questions will help as our sentences get more complicated. Check out the middle of p. 122 for examples of when an AV modifies an adjective or another AV. Also, check out the top of p. 123 where it gives examples of how adverbs answer each of the adverb questions. Copy, copy, copy the adverb chart.
Imperative, compound, s-vt-do: We continued working with transitive verbs and direct objects and put them with an imperative purpose. We talked about how the mood and person of the verb changes when the purpose is changed from declarative to imperative. Practice analyzing and diagramming the sentences in the back of the lesson.
Math: we will be playing with the 13s next week. This usually requires time and diligence to learn!
Writing: Vocab seems to be coming along nicely. It is great to see them using and learning these words. Great job! We checked to see if their paragraphs had a topic sentence and a clincher. Great job again! We did the KWO for the second paragraph about Vikings being Explorers. Students will write the second paragraph and then write an introductory sentence and a final clincher to tie the 2 or 3 paragraphs together. We quickly reviewed the 2 sentence openers #3 and #6. Check their final drafts with the checklist on p. 61.