Each week we will be challenged with 20 new words to work with. These words will follow a spelling rule and can easily be learned with some practice each and every night.
During the course of the week we will have a spelling packet to complete and this work will be due on Thursday.
This week our words are:
Nouns : Words that name a person, place, or thing.
Common nouns: name general people, places, or things.
Examples :: girl/ park/ statue
Proper nouns: nouns that name particular/specific people, places, and things
Examples :: Mrs. Dudgeon / Central Park / Statue of Liberty
Rules: Quotation Marks and Punctuation
Use quotation marks at the beginning and end of a direct quotation. Do not use them, however, to set off an indirect quotation.
Bob said, "I doubled my money in the stock market last month!"
Bob lied about doubling his money in the stock market last month.
Punctuate a speaker's words with a comma, question mark, or exclamation point inside the quotation.
Bob cried, "I'm ruined!"
Bob wondered, "Am I ruined?"
"I'm happier than Lenny at a petting zoo," Bob's enemy said.
Place a comma after explanatory words (he said, for example)
In dialogue, begin a new paragraph each time the speaker changes and use a separate set of quotation marks.
Use single quotation marks when using quotation marks inside of quotation marks.
He said, "I know she said, 'Let's go to the Dominican Republic, this summer,' but I'd rather go to Hawaii."
Put a colon or semicolon outside the closing quotation mark
Here are things "not to do": thing 1, thing 2, thing 3.
If a sentence that includes a quotation is a question or exclamation, place the question mark or exclamation point outside the quotation marks.
Are you familiar with "The Road Not Taken"?
We have also been studying verbs
A verb expresss the action or condition of a person , place or thing
Action Verbs Condition Verbs
An action verb indicates the action of a person or thing. The action can be visible or mental.
Visible Actions Mental Actions
An adverb is a word that modifies a verb, an adjective, or another adverb
Adverbs tell Where? Put the toy there.
The party was held inside.
Adverbs tell When? I will meet you later.
Grandma is coming today.
Adverbs tell How? or in What Way? The pig moved slowly.
I ate quickly.
Adverbs tell How Much? Janet was completely honest.
Lucy seemed very upset.
Comparative and Superlative Adverbs-
If it is a basic adverb simply add er or est. I ran fast
Bob ran faster. Comparative
Amy ran fastest. Superlative
If the adverb ends in ly add more or most in front of the adverb to make it either comparative or superlative.
I ate quickly.
Lisa ate more quickly.
Bob ate most quickly.