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posted on: April 12, 2007


We continued reviewing for the CRCT's. The focus was on adjectives and adverbs. Click below for a coy of the class notes.


Homework: Textbook page 345 and page 369.

posted on: April 11, 2007


Welcome back, everyone!

We are on the final approach to CRCT's and so will continue reviewing this entire week. Though there is no homework tonight, students should be reviewing any section in grammar that may be a point of difficulty for them.

posted on: April 09, 2007


CRCT review continues through tomorrow and then will pick up again after the break. No homework tonight or Friday.


posted on: March 29, 2007


CRCT Review continues.

No homework tonight

posted on: March 27, 2007


CRCT review is well underway. Students took a practice test today, and we will continue with more of the same tomorrow.

Workbook pages 97-100.

posted on: March 26, 2007

All Classes 3/23

Beginning Monday, all classes will begin intensive reviewing for CRCT's. Please make an effort to attend school since each day will cover a myriad of topics.

Have a great week end and make good choices!

posted on: March 23, 2007


The re-telling of "The Highwayman" is due this Thursday. If typed, it must be double spaced, Times New Roman; if it's handwritten, it must be in ink and also double spaced.

A test on the ballad will be given on Thursday. Study your class notes.

CRCT review will follow this unit. We will be staying with this until testing takes place. :)

posted on: March 20, 2007


A test on verbals is scheduled for Monday. All students are to study from their notes, handouts, workbook, and textbook.

We begin technical writing next week.

posted on: March 09, 2007


Students will have a quiz on verbals tomorrow. The unit test will now be on Monday.

posted on: March 08, 2007


Students continued working with gerunds. They primarily focused on the gerund as predicative nominative. We checked homework and completed the next DOL assignment.

A possible test Friday on verbals.

posted on: March 07, 2007


Participle tests were returned today; they have been posted on i-parent.

We continue working with DOL and gerunds.

Click below for class notes.

Gerunds 10


posted on: March 02, 2007


The participles test was today. Students who were absent need to make it up upon their return.

We introduced gerunds at the end of class.

Homework: gerunds handout (p.59)

Click below for copies of class notes.

Gerunds 5
Gerunds 4

posted on: March 01, 2007


Quiz tomorrow on participles and participial phrases. We then begin working with gerunds.

Study, study!

posted on: February 28, 2007


Today was media center day. Mrs. Hendrix worked with the students on the use of reference books to gather information.

Tomorrow we continue studying participles.

Remember that poems are due tomorrow!

posted on: February 26, 2007


Classes continued working with participles and participial phrases. For homework, students will write a participle poem. Instructions were handed out in class today, and the poems are due Monday or Tuesday of next week.

Expect a participle quiz midweek.

posted on: February 23, 2007


Students began a unit on verbals today. We will be studying participles, gerunds, and infinitives through next week. Class notes are found below.



Homework: Text pg. 438, exercise 10

Pronouns tests were returned and checked today. Grades are on i-Parent.

posted on: February 21, 2007


All students have a test Friday on pronouns. STUDY!

Don't forget to return high school registration forms by Friday at the latest. These go to homeroom teachers.

posted on: February 14, 2007


Continuing with pronouns...

no homework

posted on: February 13, 2007


Pronoun quizzes were returned and reviewed. Students continued working with pronouns, specifically using context clues to determine pronoun choice.

Homework: Workbook pages 11 & 12 (do not complete "writing application" on page 12)

posted on: February 12, 2007


Students will take a quiz tomorrow on personal pronouns. They will have to classify the pronouns by number , person, and case. Study the personal pronoun charts and the notes you have taken in class. The exercises we did in class today should also help review.

posted on: February 08, 2007


We continued our lesson on pronouns and covered all 8 types of pronouns. Students took notes and, in addition, must complete workbook pages 7-10 for homework.

NOTE: students in 1st, 2nd, and 3rd hours make necessary changes for the intensive/reflexive pronouns.

Below are summarized copies of today's notes.

Demonstrative Pronouns-1

Indefinite Pronouns-1

Relative Pronouns-3

posted on: February 07, 2007


Today we began a unit on pronouns. As an introductory lesson we identified pronouns and antecedents. We continued with personal pronouns and discussed case, number, and gender.

Below are copies of class notes.

Antecedents Personal Pronouns
Personal Pronouns 1 Pronouns Number And Gender

Tomorrow we will continue identifying other types of pronouns.

posted on: February 06, 2007


Students began correcting DOL sentences and analyzing them by writing the grammar rules applicable to the corrections.

Students reviewed the MLA Citation Style format and began writing the Works Cited page rough draft. Below is a copy of the notes and sample entry page.

Mla Citation Style-1


* Arrange the items on your reference list alphabetically by author, interfiling books, articles, etc.
* Doublespace all lines.
* Indent the second and following lines 5 spaces (or one half inch).
* If no author is given, start with the title.
* Abbreviate the names of all months except May, June, and July.
* If the paging of a magazine or newspaper article is continued elswhere in the issue, include only the first page followed by a plus sign (ex. 25+.).
* If the encyclopedia does not arrange its articles alphabetically, treat the encyclopedia article as if it were a book article. Specific volume and page numbers are cited in the text, not in the list of references.
* Gale Reference Book: cite the original source being reprinted as shown under Book, Journal Article, Newspaper or Magazine Article, etc. The example shows a Magazine Article. Then include the citation information for the reference book.
* Websites: include the title of the web page, the name of the entire web site, the organization that posted it (this may be the same as the name of the website). Also include the full date the page was created or last updated (day, month, year if available) and the date you looked at it.
* Internet Magazine Articles: Include:
o The name of the database (underlined) and the company that created it and its home webpage;
o The full date of the article (day, month, year if available) and the date you looked at it;
+ If you are citing a journal instead of a magazine, include the volume (and issue number) and date as shown under the Journal Style above.
o The library or other organization (and its location) that provided you with access to the database.
o As for page numbers, different databases will provide different information. Include the range of pages (ex. 25-28.); or the starting page followed by a hyphen, a blank space, and a period (ex. 64- .); or the total number of pages or paragraphs (ex. 12 pp. or 33 pars.). If no page information is given, then leave it out.
* The rules concerning a title within a title are not displayed here for purposes of clarity. See the printed version of the manual for details.
* For documents and situations not listed here, see the printed version of the manual.

* Other Styles

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Robert Delaney 1/3/2006
Long Island University C.W. Post Campus Library Homepage

posted on: December 11, 2006


Quizzes were returned and explained. Those who scored below a 70 are to have them, and a note, signed by parents for tomorrow.

We did a review on the use of quotation marks.

posted on: November 20, 2006


Students continued work on complex sentences. They have a quiz tomorrow and have been advised to study from the booklets.

No weekend homework.

posted on: November 16, 2006


Classes began work with complex sentences. Dependent and independent clauses were defined and discussed. Students were given booklets for adjectives and adverb clauses to use throughout the year.

Homework: Write five sentences using adjective clauses. Sentence must be written using the 5 relative pronouns.

Additional class notes on adjective clauses can be found below.

Adj. Clauses Notes

posted on: November 14, 2006


Today, Mrs. Hendrix reviewed note cards, bibliography cards, and other valuable researching information. Students were to bring 100 index cards to begin preparing for the research unit after Thanksgiving.

Tomorrow we start working with clauses and complex sentences.

posted on: November 13, 2006

ACLA2 10/13 WOW! WOW! WOW!

Here's hoping you can open and view these tremendous Keynote presentations. Your children were to create a teaching tool about a prepositional, appositive, gerund, participial, or infinitive phrase. The gerund presentation will be posted next week. (It needs modifying because of its size.)

Apositivesacl2-1 Participles-7 Appositives.Allie&Colleen-2

Participals-1 Prepositional Palooza-1

Infinitives-1 La Infinitives Grammar Acla2 Project-1

posted on: October 13, 2006

ACLA2 10/10

We are looking forward to tomorrow's presentations. Student groups worked to create a teaching slide show on verbal phrases, prepositional phrases, and appositive phrases. They used Keynote, and so I am hoping to publish these on the blog via the promethean board. What I have seen so far is amazing!

posted on: October 10, 2006

ACLA2 10/4

Students took a participle quiz today.

Work began on the phrases projects using Keynote.

posted on: October 04, 2006

ACLA2 10/03

Today we finished reviewing gerunds, participles, infinitives, prepositional phrases, and appositives. Students broke up into groups and picked a specific type of phrase as a topic. Beginning tomorrow they will create a slide presentation using Keynote. This presentation will be used as a teaching tool for other students.

Possible quiz tomorrow on phrases.


posted on: October 03, 2006

ACLA2 10/2

First drafts were returned today. Students are to make changes according to teacher notes and return the second draft by Wednesday, 10/4. All paperwork is to remain together and turned in each time.

We continued working with verbals. Participles and participial phrases were the focus of today's lesson. Below is a copy of the practice sheet we began on participles. Students were to complete it for homework tonight so we can review it tomorrow.

Participles and participial phrases


Gerunds and gerund phrases (for Tuesday's lesson)


posted on: October 02, 2006

ACLA2 9/29

All first drafts were turned in today. I hope to have those returned on Monday with comments and suggestions for draft 2.

We began discussion of participles today, and on Monday we will continue with participial phrases. By Wednesday we hope to cover gerund and infinitive phrases so we can begin working on our Keynote projects.

Enjoy the week end!

posted on: September 29, 2006

ACLA2 9/27

As a review for prepositional phrases, students created prepositional poems. They were given 20 minutes to work with a partner and create an 8 line prepositional poem. They were to choose the topic, give a title, and end it with one word. I thought they were worth sharing!

Prepositional Poems Prepositional Poems 2 & 3Prepositional Poems 3

Tomorrow we train with Mr. Quinn on the use of Keynote for our final projects.

posted on: September 27, 2006

ACLA2- 9/26

Students began a grammar unit on phrases (prepositional phrases, appositive phrases, and verbal phrases). In addition, a description and the requirements for a final project were discussed. On Thursday, Mr. Mike Quinn will instruct us on the technology we will use for the project.

Below are copies of today's handouts.

Gerunds Infinitives Phrases

 Participles Keynote Grammar Project


posted on: September 26, 2006

ACLA2 9/26

We began a grammar unit on phrases. This unit will cover prepositional phrases, appositive phrases, and verbal phrases (participial, gerund, and infinitive phrases). Samples of the handouts given in class can be found below.


posted on: September 26, 2006

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