- Mrs. Smith and (we, us) students watched the free peformance in the park.
- (You and I, I and you, You and me) tasted peaches in Georgia and ate crab in Maryland.
- The astronomer told (she and he, she and him, her and him) about the meteor shower.
- At the construction site, the supervisor gave Greg and (they, them) hammers, saws, and nails.
- Claire and (she, her) left the house early in the morning.
- Mr. Gilbert and we, We andMr. Gilbert, Mr. Gilbert and us, Us and Mr. Gilbert ) saw a bolt of lightning during the snowstorm.
- The true winners of the race were (them, they).
- The new adventure file thrilled (we, us) moviegoers.
- The most enthusiastic band members are (she and I, I and she, her and me, me and her).
- Mr. Doe coaches (she and I, I and she, her and me, her and me, me and her), in gymnastic.
Directions: Rewrite the following sentences. Select and underline the correct word or phrase from the choices in the parentheses.
Read the following questions. For the first two questions give your opinion. For the 3rd question ponder the effects of hyserteria after watching a brief portion of the following clip.
The Night that Panicked America 1978...movie about the the radio broadcast of the War of the Worlds
Orson Wells Interview
New York Times 1938 Article on the hysteria that was caused by War of the Worlds radio broadcast.
How does fear influence the behavior of one person? How does one person's fear influence a small group of people? What effect could mass histeria affect a society?
DEMONSTRATIVE PRONOUN: a pronoun that points out a persons, places, things, or ideas. A demonstrative pronoun must agree in number with the noun it points out or with its antecedant.
Use this and these to point ot things nearby. Use that and those to point to things farther away.
This is a weasel.
That is a polecate.
These are weasels with long tails.
Those are probably weasels with short tails.
This, that, these, and those may function as adjectives or as pronouns as a sentence. When they come directly before a noun, they are demonstrative pronouns.
Like which and what, the words this, that, these, and those may function as adjectives or pronouns in a sentence. When they come directly before a noun, they are demonstrative pronouns.
I don't like this animal. These animals are small.
I don't like this. These are small.
**You should avoid expressions like this here and that there. This already means "the one here, " and that already means "the one there."
Write each sentence, using the correct demonstrative pronoun. Underline the noun it that points out.
ex: This must be the big bison right here.
1. (This, That) is a monkey in the far corner.
2. Is (this, that) its baby right here.
3. (This, These) could be chimps.
4. (That, Those) cannot be real gorillas.
5. (These, Those) must be baboons in the next room.
Rewrite each sentence correctly. Underline the demonstrative pronoun.
ex: I prefer that there. I prefer that.
11. This must be your favorite animals.
12. Do you like this here or that.
13. These here are the animals I like best.
14. That is may favorite birds in the tree over there.
15.Those there must be moles.
When you ask questions you use another kind of pronoun.
Who is that? What did he say? Which is it?
A pronoun that is used to form a question is called an interrogative pronoun. The antecedants of the interrogative pronouns are the words that answer the questions.
Who said that? Holmes said that.
What did he say? He said, "Aha!"
Which do you mean? I mean the mystery.
If the words which and what come directly before nouns, they act as adjectives, not as pronouns. If which and what stand alone, they act as pronouns.
Adjectives: Which picture do you like?
Pronoun: Which do you like? What is your plan?
Who has different forms to reflect case depending on how you use it in a sentence.
Nominative case: Who Subject pronoun
Object case: Whom object pronoun
Who knows the story? He knows.
To whom did you give a book? I gave a book to her.
To help you decide whether to use who or whom, turn the question into a statement. Substitute he or she for who, and use him or her in place of whom to see which case is correct.
Write the sentence and underline the correct word choice. Use your best penmanship--Cursive and in Ink!!
1. (Who, Whom) did Carolyn Keen create?
2. (Who, Whom) is her most important character?
3. (Who, Whom) is the best teen-age investigator?
4. (Which, Whom) is it---the one about Nancy Drew or the one with the Hardy boys?
5. (Who, Which) do you prefer?
6. (Whose, Who's) are these books?
7.(Who, Whom) should we ask?
The atmosphere here is still extremely strained. My sister has just about reached the boiling point....
It doesn't make sense. Why should all the lights go off all at once?........
We covered the windows......
Read the poem below then answer the questions below. You do not have to rewrite the poem but you will need to restate the questions when answering them.
SKY DIVER by Adrien Stoutenberg
Grotesque, jumping out
like a clothed frog, helmet and glasses,
arms and legs wading in the sky,
feet flapping before the cloth flower opens;
then suspended, poised,
an exclamation point upside-down,
and going down, swaying over corn and creeks
over the bones of fish and eagles.
There is the interim between air and earth,
time to study steeples
and the underwings of birds going over,
before the unseen chasm,
the sudden jaw opening and hissing.
Lying here after the last jump
I see how fanatic roots are,
how moles breathe through darkness,
how deep the earth can be.
THINK & DISCUSS
1. Where is the sky diver in the first stanza? in the second? What does he or she see?
2. In the last stanza, what do the words "the last jump" suggest has happened? What lines in the middles stanza prepare you for this?
3. Identify and list a simile. What is it describing?
4.Is "cloth flower" in the poem a similie or a metaphor? Tell what it describes.
5. How would you change this poem to give it a different ending? Rewrite the last stanza with a different ending and in your own words.
1) Create 3 of your own toungue twisters and underline the words that show alliteration.
2.)Write three sentences demonstrating the use of metaphors. Underline the metaphor.
3.) Write three sentences demonstrating the use of similes.Circle the simile.
4.) Write 2 examples of personification. Underline the personification phrase.
5.)write 1 example of an idom. Draw a picture depicting the idiom. Use color.
6) Draw a mini cartoon panel using onomatopoeia. Use color.
If you sometimes get discouraged, consider this fellow: He dropped out of grade school. Ran a country store. Went broke. Took 17 years to pay off his debts. Sweetheart died. Took a wife. Unhappy marriage. Ran for House. Lost Twice. Ran for Senate. Lost twice. Delivered a speech that became a classic. Audience indifferent. Attacked daily by the press and despised by half the country. Despite all this, imagine how many people all over the world have been inspired by this awkward, rumpled, brooding man who signed his name simply,
Prompt: Perseverence means many things to many people. What does it mean to you? What are some ways one could demonstrate perserverance? Do you recognize this trait in others? How? How does this quality affect who you are currently and in the future?