I introduced conjunctions.
Coordinating Conjunctions – FANBOYS – connect grammatically equal words, phrases, or clauses. ex. 2 subjects or 2 verbs or 2 direct objects or 2 clauses.
Subordinating Con. – http://www.asia.wub are the most common. They begin dependent (subordinate) clauses. We will see these when we do complex sentences.
Students should memorize the def. of a conjunction, the FANBOYS, and http://www.asia.wub words. They should become familiar with relative PNs and the other words on the chart H.
We had a new sentence structure – compound! (2 simple sentences joined by a fanboys) We had a new sentence patter – s-vt-do. The DO receives the action of the verb.
This week, read the lesson in the guide. Hopefully everyone is doing this – teachers, not students. It has a lot of information. Work through this week’s sentences – although only #1 and #2 are basic. Get familiar with the new question in the question confirmation. NOTE: In the question confirmation, there is an extra question at the end. (“Can ______ replace or describe ______?”) don’t worry about this question. I will talk about that question week 9.
Copy and recopy the conjunction chart. Read through chart G several times to get familiar with compound sentences. If you want, just focus on the first block – declarative. Practice other charts that need practice.
If you want more info – Our Mother Tongue is an excellent resource. Page 60 talks about conjunctive adverbs.
Sentence Openers! #3 is to begin a sentence with an -LY word, and #6 is a very short sentence. Varying the way our sentences begin keeps our reading from becoming monotonous.
Read the source on p. 56 and do a KWO for the topic of Vikings – Warriors. Try to have this first paragraph on warriors finished by week 7. We will be doing the KWO for topic B: Explorers week 7 together in class. If your student would like to do a 3rd paragraph, work on that during the break. Checklists are p. 61/62.
phew! Let me know if you have any questions. Have a great 2 weeks!