February 2
Activity 6 Practice 2

  1. 1A. In large metropolitan areas, the yellow pages are a useful means of locating businesses, services, and products, the average customer would be lost without this aid.
  2. 1B. In large metropolitan areas, the yellow pages are a useful means of locating businesses, services, and products. The average customer would be lost without this aid.


  1. 2A. Very overweight and stocky, Mr. Jackson didn’t understand fully how his weight problem affected his health, his doctor, after giving him a physical, put him on a strict diet of fruits, vegetables and lean meat.
  2. 2B. Very overweight and stocky, Mr. Jackson didn’t understand fully how his weight problem affected his health; as a result, his doctor, after giving him a physical, put him on a strict diet of fruits, vegetables and lean meat.


  1. 3A. I am not ashamed to admit it, I do enjoy reading a good book, one which is entertaining, one which stimulates my thinking, and one which captures my imagination.
  2. 3B. I am not ashamed to admit it, I do enjoy reading a good book, one which is entertaining; one which stimulates my thinking, and one which captures my imagination.


  1. 4A. Slicing over the ice-covered road, the car lost traction briefly, spun toward the edge of the highway, but finally righted itself, the car in the other lane, fortunately, moved out of the way.
  2. 4B. Slicing over the ice-covered road, the car lost traction briefly, spun toward the edge of the highway; but finally righted itself, the car in the other lane, fortunately, moved out of the way.


  1. 5A. Wandering aimlessly for days, Indiana Jones couldn’t escape the dreaded banana bearers, his companion, after surveying the situation, suggested they put bags over their heads, run around in circles, and climb trees quickly.
  2. 5B. Wandering aimlessly for days, Indiana Jones couldn’t escape the dreaded banana bearers, so his companion, after surveying the situation, suggested they put bags over their heads, run around in circles, and climb trees quickly.



January 26
Activity 4 Practice 2

The sentences below have movable sentence parts that are underlined.
Reposition the movable sentence parts. Make sure that your sentence is as effective as the original.

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January 26

Activity 4 Practice 2
The sentences below have movable sentence parts that are underlined.

Reposition the movable sentence parts. Make sure that your sentence is as effective as the original.

1. His teeth chattering violently, Taran cried.

2. once every fifteen minutes, the fog horn was blowing steadily.

3. He sat, watching the night come over Gettysburg on a rail fence.

4. Slowly, he had gone to his room and got into bed filled with dissatisfaction.

5. There are boys from broken homes, and boys who have been in difficulty studying in the classrooms, with the law, working in the fields and in the workshops.

6. Somewhere there, on that desolate plain, hiding in a burrow like a wild beast, his heart full of malignancy against the whole race which had cast him out, was lurking this fiendish man.

7. Giving Norris time to make a clean getaway, Alan made a business of checking his own reflection in the mirror, while Keeton, watching him impatiently, stood by the door.

8. Standing in front of the room, Miss Lass was afraid, her blond hair pulled back to emphasize the determination of her face, her body girdles to emphasize the determination of her spine, her eyes holding determinedly to anger.

9. She ate a great deal and afterward fell asleep herself, and Mary sat and stared at her, lulled by the splashing of the rain against the window, and watched her fine bonnet slip on one side until she herself fell asleep once more in the corner of the carriage.

10. The garden was hidden from the house by the smokehouse to the left of the barn and the pasture and a pecan grove and a row of little peach trees that had dropped hard knotty fruit not even fit to make spiced pickle with, because of the drought.



January 26

Activity 5 Practice 1
Each list below, when unscrambled, will become one of the sentences in a paragraph from Michael Crichton's Jurassic Park. In that paragraph, a tyrannosaur attacks a Land Cruiser (car) containing two children, a brother and sister, during a thunderstorm.
Directions: Unscramble the lists to produce the four sentences in the paragraph. In each List, the part that begins the sentence is capitalized.


la.The rear of the car

b. lifted up

c. with a muddy splash

d. into the air for a moment

e. and then it thumped down

2a.Then it moved

b. around the side

c. of the car

3a. At the back

b. the animal snorted,

c. a deep rumbling growl

d. that blended with the thunder.

4a.The big raised tail

b. blocked their view

c. out of all the side windows

5a.It sank its jaws into the spare tire

b. and,

c. mounted on the back of the Land Cruiser

d. in a single head shake,

e. tore it away

After unscrambling the sentences, arrange them, then write out and punctuate the paragraph.

Paragragh:
At the back the animal snorted, a deep rumbling growl that blended with the thunder. Then it moved around the side of the car. The big raised tail blocked their view out of all the side windows. It sank its jaws into the spare tire and, mounted on the back of the Land Cruiser in a single head shake, tore it away. The rear of the car lifted up with a muddy splash into the air for a moment and then it thumped down.







Tuesday's Assignment: Predict - What secret Kit was hiding, even from the Captain's wife?



Last sentence read: "The Kit saw Captain Eaton approaching and knew that the moment had come when the truth would have to be told." What changes to your prediction from yesterday will you make?
After hearing Chapter 2, what changes will you make to your first prediction regarding the secret?

Science Project: LINKS, and RESOURCES

http://kidshealth.org/kid/htbw/htbw_main_page.html#cat20129
http://science.howstuffworks.com/environmental/life/human-biology/heart.htm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lq_WwhGk7XA&feature=related
http://www.yourheartvalve.com/heartbasics/Pages/heartanatomy.aspx?WT.ac=HomeBannerHeartAnatomy
http://texasheart.org/HIC/Anatomy/index.cfm
http://www.ehow.com/way_5432759_human-heart-science-projects.html
http://www.sacred-heart.org/heartvascular/