Essentials Week 3

September 20, 2016

Assignment for EEL

EEL Guide “At Home” section, p. 41

 Copy Charts C & D, Continue to Review charts A & B. We will be reviewing the Linking & Helping Verbs in class next week, so that is one area to focus on this week and try to memorize.


 Weekly Editing Exercise p. 43

 Language Arts Exercises p. 44 Detailed explanation of Exercises may be found for Punctuation and Capitalization Rule 2 (p. 459), Spelling Rule 2 (p. 465), Homophones 2 (p. 487)

Structure, Purpose, & Pattern: Overview : Keep working on Chart A!

Parts of Speech: Verb Overview:

A verb is a word that asserts an action, shows a state of being, links two words together, or helps another verb. (Foundations, C2 W16) **students should memorize this definition**

Seven characteristics of a verb:

1. Type (Chart C):

Intransitive (Vi)

Transitive (Vt)

Linking (Vl) (Foundations, C1 W21-24)

Helping (Vh) (Foundations, C1 W13-20)

2. Person (Chart C):

1st person, 2nd person, or 3rd person

3. Number (Chart C):

Singular or plural

4. Voice (Chart C):

Active or passive

5. Mood (Chart C & AA):

Indicative, imperative, subjunctive

6. Tense (Chart C):

3 Time X 4 Form = 12 Tenses

Time: Present, past, future

Form: Simple, perfect, progressive, perfect progressive

7. Principal Parts (Chart D & BB) (Foundations, C3 W5-17)

Infinitive (Foundations, C3 W1)



Present Participle (Foundations, C3 W2)

Past Participle (Foundations, C3 W3)

Optional Songs to Learn Definitions & Lists

I am also including links to some of our memory work for Essentials (definitions, lists of words, parts of charts, etc.). These are all completely optional; please feel free to use if it benefits your student, otherwise feel free to ignore. These are just several options of many different tunes available, please do not feel obligated to use these tunes.
Cycle 2, Week 1, 8 Parts of Speech
Cycle 1, English Grammar: The Helping Verbs
Linking verbs- sung to the ants go marching

Assignment for IEW

Unit I & II: Key Word Outlines Source Text: “The Byzantine Empire” (MHBW, lesson 5, pp. 37-41 - or any other source text from Lessons 1-5 that your student hasn't yet written such as Beowulf or Anglo-Saxons). Goal is Key Word Outline and one paragraph paper.

Structure & Stylistic Techniques

 MHBW who-which clause (Lesson 5)

 SRN Reference w-w clause (pp.74-76)

 TWSS Reference w-w clause (pp. 172-173)

 Finished Papers - goal is 1 paragraph paper;

  • include who-which clause (previous style techniques are included on every paragraph going forward)
  • -ly word
  • title from clincher
  • Bonus: vocabulary words.

 Vocabulary words this week melancholy, imminent, bewildered, embellish, resolved, brandish, spew, fatal

A Breakdown of Last Week's EEL Assignment

Structure: Overview (Chart A)

Simple, Compound, Complex, Compound-complex

(Foundations, C3 Wk23)

Purpose: Overview (Chart A)

Declarative, Exclamatory, Interrogative, Imperative

Pattern: Overview (Chart A)

S – Vi

S – Vt – DO

S – Vl – PN

S – Vl – PA

S – Vt – IO – DO

S – Vt – DO – OCN

S – Vt – DO – OCA

Parts of Speech: Subject, Predicate & 8 Parts of Speech:

· The subject is that part of a sentence about which something is being said. (Foundations, C2 Wk18)

· The predicate is that part of a sentence that says something about the subject. (Foundations, C2 Wk19)

· 8 Parts of Speech – Noun, pronoun, verb, adverb, conjunction, interjection, preposition, adjective – Woo!