Friday, January 30, 2009

Mind Mapping With Linking Verbs

Mind Map created by Kim Pruitt with GoConqr Forms of "Be" verbs:


Other linking verbs:


Check out my new digital learning website: GrammarCloud!

Sunday, January 25, 2009

"Linking" to Blooms Taxonomy

Blooms Taxonomy

Knowledge: Can you recall a list of linking verbs?
Comprehension: How would you compare a linking verb to an action verb?
Application: How would you show your understanding of a linking verb?
Analysis: What is the relationship between the two words that the linking verb connects?
Synthesis: How can you test whether or not a verb is linking or action?
Evaluation: Justify which verb, action or linking, enhances writing.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Inaugural Words: 1789 to Present

Choose one president from the past on the presidential time line and click to analyze his words used during his inaugural speech. Then click on Barack Obama to compare. How is their language alike? different? Give reasons for the likenesses and differences that you list.

Inaugural Time Line: 1789-Present

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Transitive and Intransitive Verbs

I found this Glogster created by Brenda Dyck that is great support for our study of the Civil War. Make sure to click on the links where you can find more information on President Lincoln.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Class Wiki Page

We are currently in the process of naming our class wiki page. Student recommendations have been posted, and now it is time to vote! It is going to be hard to choose because of all the creativity and thoughtfulness that went into coming up with a catchy title.

Using our wiki page for collaboration on given assignments has not only sparked more interest among the students, but it has given a greater purpose for learning grammar and becoming better writers. Now that our work is available for the world to see, revising and editing has become A LOT more meaningful. Class Wiki