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Tip of the Day

Tip of the Day. Mrs.piron. Monday, September 9, 2013 Tip of the Day. a lot (the opposite of “a little”) is ALWAYS two words. Mark has a lot of toys. She cheats a lot . . Tuesday, September 10, 2013 Tip of the Day. Your/ You’re Use your when showing possession.

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Tip of the Day

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  1. Tip of the Day Mrs.piron

  2. Monday, September 9, 2013Tip of the Day a lot (the opposite of “a little”) is ALWAYS two words. Mark has a lot of toys. She cheats a lot.

  3. Tuesday, September 10, 2013Tip of the Day Your/ You’re Use your when showing possession. Ex: Your shirt is very nice. Use you’re as a contraction for you are. Ex: You’re getting a new puppy today!

  4. Wednesday, September 11, 2013Tip of the Day • Determine the meaning of the words in the following sentences: • Puppies are generally docile though full of energy. • He is the most egocentric, self-loving individual I have ever met. • There is fear that there will be an influenza epidemic this winter.

  5. Wednesday, September 11, 2013Tip of the Day • Using the Context as a Clue: • The reader uses information around the word to determine its meaning (words, sentences, paragraphs).

  6. Determine the meaning of the following words: tranquil translucent placid luxuriate bewildered penalty peculiar frantic grief horror congealed spanner consoling

  7. Thursday, September 12, 2013Tip of the Day To/ too Use toto indicate direction, location, or relationship Ex: “My brother is married to an American.” Use too to mean “also” or “as well” or plenty. Ex: “I am coming, too!” Ex: “There is too much food on my plate!”

  8. Monday, September 16, 2013Tip of the Day right/ write Use right when meaning correct, accurate, or to indicate direction. Ex: “That’s the right answer!” “Turn right at the next set of lights.” To write means to create by putting words on a page or computer. Ex: “Please write your name at the top of the page.”

  9. Tuesday, September 17, 2013Tip of the Day There/ their/ they’re Use there when indicating place (hint: here). Ex: There is an old haunted house. Use their when showing possession (hint: our). Ex: Their dog is so well behaved. Use they’re as a contraction for they are. Ex: They’re coming over for dinner.

  10. Wednesday, September 18, 2013Tip of the Day which/ witch Use which as a preposition. Ex: Which house is yours? Use witch when referring to a person who practices Witchcraft. Ex: The witches brewed a potion and cast a spell last night.

  11. Monday, September 23, 2013Tip of the Day • Using the context as a clue, determine the meaning of the word in red: • Because children think they are immortal, they often act in dangerous ways. • The death row prisoner received his lethal injection at midnight. • We are unanimous in our decision so we will go ahead with it.

  12. Tuesday, September 24, 2013Tip of the Day • Metaphor • A comparison not using like or as. • “Life is a journey, travel light.” • How does a figure of speech help with description? • What are the different types of figures of speech that you know?

  13. Wednesday, September 25, 2013Tip of the Day Vivid Verbs Verb:an action word Rewrite the following sentences using a vivid verb: I ran down the hallway. I ate a donut. I said her name.

  14. Thursday, September 26, 2013Tip of the Day Hyperbole Exaggeration used to provoke feelings Ex: I am so hungry I could eat a horse. Ex: Eula-Beulah was as big as a house. • How does this figure of speech help with description?

  15. Monday, September 30, 2013Tip of the Day Personification Giving inanimate objects life-like qualities Examples: • My computer hates me. • “It felt like the whole globe was dressed in snow. Like it had pulled it on, the way you pull on a sweater. Trees wore blankets of ice.” p.6 The Book Thief

  16. Tuesday, October 1, 2013Tip of the Day Onomatopoeia Words that imitate the sound they make Ex: • The wind whistledthrough the nooks of the creakinghousehold. • The thunder boomedin the background, as the lightning clashed violently with the murky sky.

  17. Wednesday, October 2, 2013Tip of the Day Oxymoron the setting together, for effect, two words of opposite meaning. Ex: Burning cold, screaming whisper, jumbo shrimp, bittersweet

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