I kinda like chillin’ on Fridays with grammar and vocab, taking a break from our units…
Standard: L.9-10.2. Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.
Learning Target: Students will take the “grammar income quiz,” demonstrate their vocabulary knowledge, and continue reading in The House of the Scorpion.
Activator: Schoolhouse Rock!
(I find it quite interesting, a noun’s a person, place, or thing!)
Ms. B or I (whoever isn’t teaching) will be calling you up one and a time for your vocabulary quiz, so be ready!
Today we’re going to take an interesting little quiz that should test your knowledge of grammar. The rules are simple: If a sentence is correct, mark it with a C. If it is incorrect, mark it with an I. If you’re not sure, put a ?. You will get -1 point for every ?, and -2 points every time you mislabel a sentence (if you say a right sentence is wrong, or a wrong sentence is right). This is adapted from the book Image Grammar by a cool dude by the last name of Noden.
- Her choice will strongly effect the outcome.
- We have alot of work to do.
- Mottsburgh is a busy industrial city, thousands of cars and trucks move through it every day.
- “I suppose”, she remakred “that success comes only with time
- The company should receive the package tomorrow.
- Its impressive to hear what she has done.
- She was late, however, she did make the presentation.
- Give the book to whom?
- When the ship arrives we can begin the journey.
- We rafted down the grand mountain river.
- The name of the book was “Outbreak.”
- There were four in the group: Ann, Jim, Theo, and Amanda.
- He sings good.
- You shouldn’t lie on the wet grass.
- He paid all the interest on the principle.
- I wish to go irregardless of his decision.
- He doesn’t know history very well. As you can see from his answers in class.
- He imagined that Hawking would have all the answers but he just posed more questions.
- Spiraling in the Andromeda Galaxy, Dr. Vilhelm insists that there is alien life on the Andromeda planet called Lanulos.
- We packed all of our luggage, then we were on our way to the airport.
Okay, now are you ready for the real kicker? Add up the number of points that you lost and see where you fall on this chart:
||$150,000 or more
|19 or more
…Kinda scary, huh?
Now, don’t go freaking out on me yet. There’s two pieces of good news. First, this isn’t always right – I got 4 wrong when I took it myself, but as a teacher I probably won’t ever bust the 60k mark. Second, you’re still in school. So even if you scored on the lowest level, you’ve got tons of time to move your way up the ranks. This is just to show you how important it is to learn yerself some grammar!
After we do the FUN QUIZ! I’m going to hand back your essays. You’ll have the next several minutes to look over your grade and make any corrections you would like to. Any corrections will raise your grade accordingly. It’s optional – if you’re happy with your grade, feel free to keep it. But I would reccomend you look into bumping yourself up a little bit. Afterwards, we’ll continue reading in House of the Scorpion.