Monday, November 30, 2009

What's Your Perspective?

When writing your 2-3 sentence reflection as you answer the question beneath the photo, construct sentences in one of the following ways:

combine sentences with a comma and a coordinating conjunction making a compound sentence. Remember you can use and, but, or, nor, for, so, yet

combine sentences by making one a dependent clause using a subordinating conjunction and the other an independent clause making the sentence complex.

combine sentences using a semicolon.

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Monday, November 2, 2009

2009-2010 Reflection Journal Entries

It is very important to step back and reflect on what is going on around you. Taking notice of your habits of the mind is the first step to becoming a better problem solver, critical thinker, and communicator. The following are the journal entries that have been assigned in class so far. We will continue to add to the list of entries as we address essential questions pertaining to the grammar and writing skills we are developing in class.

1. 8/20 What kind of communicator are you?

2. 8/25 Compare and Contrast an electronic dictionary vs. a book dictionary. Which one do you prefer?

3. 9/8 Using Lesson 3 of Vocabulary For Achievement, use 3 words in context as you creatively write about an imaginary character.

4, 9/15 After analyzing your writing, share what you have noticed to be your writing habits. Include strengths and weaknesses.

5. 9/16 Check out our class blog and share your thoughts about one particular blog post that you find interesting. Explain why you chose the one that you did.

6. 9/21 How can you grow as a writer? What are some ways that you can improve your written expression?

7. 9/25 Provide an in-depth explanation of how to find a subject in an inverted sentence. What else do you know about simple/complete subjects and verbs?

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