Independent Work : Homework and Class Work for ENG IIA

Homework and Class Work for
2nd Pd:
4th Pd: Amy Sabon, Emma Banks, James Ellington,
Monday, October 14, 2013
5th Pd: F
Independent Work :
Use a clean sheet of paper. Label the page, “Agreement Rules” We will be adding new rules to this page each day.
Rules and Work for Today:
Agreement Rule 1:
When a word refers to one person or thing, it is singular in number. When a word refers to more than one, it is plural in
Exercise 1:
Number your paper 1-10. After each number, write whether the word is singular or plural.
1. Lawyer
2. Bag
3. My
4. Woman
5. Feet
6. Books
7. Ours
8. Weeks
9. Sound
10. Those
Agreement Rule 2:
A verb agrees with its subject in number.
(1)Singular Subjects take singular verbs.
My friend likes algebra.
A girl in my neighborhood plays in the school band.
(2) Plural subjects take plural verbs.
My friends like algebra.
Several girls in my class play in the school band.
Generally, nouns ending in –s are plural (friends, girls), but verbs ending in –s are singular (likes, plays).
Since the form of the verb used with singular pronouns I and you is regularly the same as the plural form, agreement
in number presents problems mainly in third person forms.
I help
We help
You help
You help
He, she or it helps
They help
Exercise 2:
Number your paper 1-10. Write the subject and then the verb in parentheses that agrees with the subject.
1. He (was, were)
2. They (comes, come)
3. Children (hurries, hurry)
4. You (has, have)
5. She (is, are)
6. Teachers (does, do)
7. Neighbor (says, say)
8. It (flies, fly)
9. Players (goes, go)
10. They (looks, look)
Complete both exercises and turn in for credit.
The class reviewed for the Warriors Don’t Cry tests. A comprehension quiz will be given on Tuesday, Oct. 15
over chapter 7-18.
2. A final test over the concepts we have studied as they apply to the book will be given on Wednesday, Oct. 16.
The concepts covered on the test are:
a. Tone – the author’s (teller) attitude toward the text – be able to identify and explain the tone of the book
using evidence from the text.
b. Mood – the emotion or feeling that the reader (me) gets from the text – be able to identify and explain the
tone of the book using evidence from the text.
c. Theme – the underlying message or lesson that recurs throughout the text and can be related to or applied
to real life
d. Be able to summarize the novel
e. Be able to write the analysis in 3.8 paragraph form. See attached handout.
3. The class viewed the video Theme PPT 2, which can be found in the Unit 2: Warriors Don’t Cry folder under
course documents on the teacher page.