Monday, February 25, 2013

What are your thoughts about grammar?

You need a subject and verb.
If you want details
try adding an adjective or two;
but if you do, don't forget the order:
interesting, small, ancient, round, green, Asian, bamboo box.
You wan to sound smart, don't you.
And if time or frequency is what you need,
try an adverb;
they are your friends.
But determine which one it is
as their place in a sentence is often different.
Are you still with me?
Maybe you feel adventurous, and want to combine two sentences;
check the FANBOYS; they will always help you.
Argh! Couldn't there be just one simple rule to follow?
No, because you need a correct place 
even for the interjections.
Now that your sentence is mostly done,
think about punctuation.
Did you ask? command? or just make a statement.
Did you quote, "my teacher always taught us this way?"
And remember to put the end punctuation before the quotation mark?
What about the dashes and hyphens?
Wonder if even your teacher has mastered them......
Maybe, maybe not, but my teacher sure knows
how to use those editing marks! 
They must be her best friends, as she sure spends a lot of time with them.
Hmm, maybe I need some new friends??
-Mrs. T-

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Getting Ready for Blogging

I missed you all today as I was not at school! But don't worry, I will be back on Friday!
In the meantime, please start getting ready for our month long blogging challenge!
I will share the guidelines and expectations in class on Friday. You will also choose your blog posting dates on Friday.
If you already have a piece of writing ready, feel free to start sending them to me.

See you all on Friday!

Mrs. Terhune

Sunday, February 17, 2013

12 Days until the Slice of Life 2013 Begins

This is just a reminder to be thinking about what you will be writing for your blog posts.
Thinking about what you have written in the last three weeks. Could you polish a few of those pieces and use them as blog post? Or, have you written something else that you would like to use as your blog post?
Have you ever commented on a post?
If not, please try now, so that I can help you to figure out any issues with commenting.

Remember, we are doing what all writers do--WE WRITE!!!