10th graders: Create an Account on Actively Learn
BLOCK 2 CLASS CODE: v2tbm BLOCK 3 CLASS CODE: pp2pz
Grammar and Conventions
Sentence Structure Quizlet
Grammar/Punctuation: Online sources
For extra practice, which is highly recommended, visit the following sites and notes:
Grammar Quiz for practice: http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/quiz_list.htm#marks
(it has lots of interactive quizzes on punctuation, sentence structure, etc.); I’d recommend quiz numbers 72; 80-84; 86-89; 91; 111.
1. Avoiding run-on sentences/comma splices:
2. Commas with Complex Sentences
A complex sentence is made up of an independent clause and one or more dependent clauses. An independent clause can stand alone as a complete sentence; a dependent clause cannot stand alone as a complete sentence.
Video Comma Usage: Commas and Complex Sentences
Dependent clauses--the ones that cannot stand alone as complete sentences--begin with words called "subordinating conjunctions." Below are some of the most common subordinating conjunctions:
Watch the "Writing Matters" video presentation on Comma Usage: Commas and Complex Sentences.
Vocabulary in Context
Quizlet Lit Term Review
English 10 joint SlideShare ("Dr. Heidegger's Experiment")
Review class notes or visit an online source such as http://literarydevices.net/
Close Reading/Writing Skills
**KEY REVIEW** - Actively Learn, "Reclaiming Of Mice and Men from Parody"
Also use other assigned texts to review.
Rhetorical Devices: The Basics
"Aristotle's Email" on Actively Learn
Rhetoric, rhetorical devices