• Shurley Grammar 6

    Shurley English 6 for March 27th

    Good morning! Chapter 24 focuses on the business letter.  As you work your way through Lessons 1-4, pay attention to References 71-73.  Not the subtle differences between friendly letters and the more formal business letters. I sent your vocabulary worksheet via email for Vocabulary List #1. Your practice sentences focus on pattern 5, which have predicate adjectives.  Remember:  a linking verb will NEVER be followed by indirect/direct objects.  After linking verbs you will be looking for predicate adjectives/nouns.  Also, it is helpful to go ahead and mark all the prepositional phrases because the PrA’s and PrN’s will never be in prepositional phrases. Don’t forget the practice sections for Chapter 24 in your…

  • Shurley Grammar 6

    Shurley English 6 for March 20th

    Hello! Things are working a little differently this week, but nothing we can’t handle!  I urge you to be diligent, patient, and helpful to your parents (particularly with younger siblings).  I am confident you will rise to the challenge and be a blessing to all those around you. This week, finish Chapter 23, Lessons 1-4.  I will wait to collect your tests and papers until we meet again unless our “social distancing” continues for more than a week or two. For composition, your final draft is due this Friday.  Some of you completed this last week, but perhaps skipped another section of the Lesson.  If that is the case, please…

  • Shurley Grammar 6

    Shurley English 6 for March 6th

    This week we started chapter 22.  The grammar focus this week is predicate adjectives – pattern 5.  Everyone did very well on our practice sentences in class.  Finish lessons 1-4. I will check your work on Friday. For composition complete sections:  Paraphrases and Variations Part 2.  Your final draft will not be due until the week after Spring Break.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to text me.

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    Shurley English 6 for February 7th

    Finish Chapter 19, Lessons 1-4. For composition, rewrite the fable from Lesson 2, “The Ant and the Grasshopper.”  Be sure to include your three figures of description (FOD):  anemographia, dendrographia, & ethopoeia. Don’t forget to underline your FODs and label them at the end of their sentence. Everyone is doing a great job on their compositions.  Keep up the good work!

  • Shurley Grammar 6

    Shurley English 6 for January 31st

    This week complete Chapter 18, Lessons 1-4.  Everyone did a great job in class on Friday, and I am especially pleased with the Fable rewrites. For composition this week, read “The Ant and the Grasshopper” and complete “Three Plot Components” and Variations: Part 1.  We will continue with the lesson in class on Friday. Keep up the excellent work!

  • Shurley Grammar 6

    Shurley English 6 for January 24th

    Please finish Chapter 17 this week, except for Lesson 5, the writing assignment.  Chapter 17 deals with quotation rules, so study well References 48-51. For composition, type or rewrite your “Ant and the Chrysalis” story to turn in on Friday.  Don’t forget to underline your Figures of Description (FODs) and label them at the end of the sentence in which they are written.  For example:  A cool breeze tickled the ant’s back as he searched for food. (Anemographia)  The last thing to do on this lesson is to go over reduction (page 12, #2).  We will do the reduction together in class Friday. Make sure your line doesn’t go through your words…

  • Shurley Grammar 6

    Shurley English 6 for January 17th

    Hello!  We are NOW on Chapter 15. Please complete Lessons 1-4. For vocabulary list #1, I gave you a sheet with all the information but the sentence.  Study it, and make up a sentence using the vocabulary word.  Do not do Lesson 5. Classical Composition:  We started Lesson 1, The Ant and the Chrysalis in class.  Before doing the Three Plot Points on page 10, review the terms; recognition, reversal, and suffering. Next, do #2 under Variations: Part 1, page 11. Do Variations: Part 2 on page 13.  Then finish the outline on page 11.  We almost finished it in class. And finally, work on memorizing the three terms on page 12;…

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    Shurley English 6 for January 10th

    Happy New Year!  I hope you enjoyed your break; I know I did!  Let me start by saying how thankful I am to have such industrious, courteous students, and thank you for all the Christmas goodies.  My family and I have enjoyed each one! For this week, we are in Chapter 16.  Please be prepared to share your Definition Poem from Lesson 1 Activity in class.  Complete Chapter 16 except for Lesson 5. This week we start in Classical Composition, Fable Stage, so be sure to bring that book as well to class. Your composition assignment is to make sure you pack your CC, FS in your backpack! The following…