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Week 7 – At Home!

CHECK OUT THE NEW Links at the top right of the page (in the rainbow color area).  “Word” documents are attached here.  Technology is fun!


by Eugenie A. Nida

We’ll begin with a box, and the plural is boxes;
But the plural of ox should be oxen, not oxes.
Then one fowl is goose, but two are called geese;
Yet the plural of moose should never be meese.

You may find a lone mouse or a whole lot of mice,
But the plural of house is houses, not hice.
If the plural of man is always called men,
Why shouldn’t the plural of pan be called pen?

Cows in the plural may be cows or kine,
But the plural of vow is vows, not vine.
And I speak of a foot and you show me your feet,
But I give you a boot, would a pair be called beet?

If one is a tooth and a whole set are teeth,
Why shouldn’t the plural of booth be called beeth?
If the singular is this and the plural is these,
Should the plural of kiss be nicknamed kese?

Then one may be that and three may be those,
Yet the plural of hat will never be hose.
We speak of a brother and also of brethren,
But we say mother, we never say methren.

The masculine pronouns are he, his and him,
But imagine the feminine she, shis, and shim.
So our English, I think you all will agree,
Is the trickiest language you ever did see.



-Review Mastery Chart E (pgs. 406-407)

-Work on new Mastery Chart I (pgs. 414- 415)  Adverbs

Encourage students to do as much from memory on Chart E as possible.  No tears here – you can do this many ways – oral, written, part writing/part oral, etc.  A good encouragement is to see how much they can tell you orally and have them finish what they can’t in copywork.

-Review the eight parts of speech (pg. 443).

-Do an Analytical Task sentence each day for three days (pgs. 128 – 130).  We are only going through task 4, unless you have a student that has been in Essentials before and would like to work on tasks 5 & 6 and the extra sentences on pages 131 & 132.

-Review Capitalization and Punctuation on page 126 and do editing exercise on page 125.

OUR MOTHER TONGUE – Great re-enforcement  Adverb exercises on pages 28, 74, 76 and 79.

Appositive exercise in OMT on page 66.

LINKS:  (I went a little crazy with the links this week!)

-Homophone Match – Click the circle next to the word and click the circle next to the sentence you believe it goes with.  If it’s a match – you will see a colored line connecting them.  Enjoy

-Schoolhouse Rock – Lolly, Lolly, Lolly Get your Adverbs here.  I think this is my favorite next to Conjunction Junction.  I guarantee you’ll be singing it.   Here are some of the important lyrics from Lolly, Lolly, Lolly:

An adverb is a word
(That’s all it is! and there’s a lot of them)
That modifies a verb,
(Sometimes a verb and sometimes)
It modifies an adjective, or else another adverb
And so you see that it’s positively, very, very, necessary.Hello folks, Lolly, Jr. here. Suppose your house needs painting — how are you going to paint it? That’s where the adverb comes in. We can also give you a special intensifier so you can paint it very neatly or rather sloppily.

Hi! Suppose you’re going nut-gathering; your buddy wants to know where and when. Use an adverb and tell him!

Use it with an adjective, it says much more,
Anything described can be described some more.
Anything you’d ever need is in the store,
And so you choose very carefully every word you use.

Use it with a verb, it tells us how you did,
Where it happened, where you’re going, where you’ve been.
Use it with another adverb — that’s the end.
And even more…

How, where, or when,
Condition or reason,
These questions are answered
When you use an adverb.

.Announcer: If it’s an adverb, we have it at Lolly’s! Bring along your old adjectives, too – like slow, soft, and sure. We’ll fit ’em out with our L-Y attachment and make perfectly good adverbs out of them!Adverbs deal with manner, place, time,

Condition, reason,

Comparison, contrast


Four Adjective/Adverb links from the Blue Book of Grammar.  These are mini videos done by Jane Straus, the author of “The Blue Book of Grammar”.  I’m sorry there is a mini commercial for her books at the beginning of each video, but it does a good job of describing the difference of Adjectives and Adverbs.  Please watch all four – it won’t take more than four minutes.  (Sad note – Mrs. Straus died of a brain tumor last year.  Her husband is carrying on the web-site and her work).

-Adjective/adverb quiz.  This is a difficult quiz – I think the adults should try it.  Mrs. M. missed one!  The great part of the quiz is that Mrs. Strauss gives a great explanation for each answer on the quiz when you review the results.
Adjective and Adverb – Great Definitions and Examples – nearly 9 minutes long – worthwhile!  LOL – It’s a Pyramid!  (you have to watch to know what I’m talking about : )

Adjective and Adverb  Video – Great examples of differences – 4 minute video.

Adverb Descriptions with videos at the bottom of page




Lesson 7 – Summarizing – “The Sphinx”  and  “The Mummies”

-New Opener – # 2 – Preposition – Refer to page 151 in your Student Workbook for ideas

-There are two separate stories to condense into one paragraph each this week.   This is the parents choice whether to have the student complete one or both assignments in Ch. 7.

-TWSS Reference – Pg. 37 – 44 – Summarizing.

-SRN Reference – Pg. 46 Openers.

-Vocabulary words to add to your memory work – 7a.   These will be added to word Dynamo soon.  Review previous Lists with Word Dynamo link given in e-mail.





-Penguin Jump Multiplication – this is a race.  It will assign you a number or you can make a user name.  It is an open game so you may be playing against other players or it will assign all computer players to race.  You click on the correct ice-berg and your penguin will jump there if correct.  If incorrect – your penguin goes in the water, but the game continues and you get to move on to the next iceberg.  Enjoy!

-Double Digit Addition Soccer!  – Click on the correct answer and then you click on the ball where you want it positioned and click again and your player will try to kick a goal.  You get to kick for each correct answer!

– Double Digit Subtraction Soccer!  – Click on the correct answer and then you click on the ball where you want it positioned and click again and your player will try to kick a goal.  You get to kick for each correct answer!

-Multiplication Jeopardy!  – You may choose the number of players.  The computer does not play you – you have to buzz in for each player – so if you’re playing alone – I recommend choosing only one player.  You may need some paper and pencil nearby, as each level increases in difficulty.

-Square Practice – Tic Tac Toe Square practice – Type in the answer and then hit “go” and it will put an “X” in your box if you’re correct.  You then hit “continue” and the computer will automatically place an “O”.  You may increase the level of difficulty.

-Schoolhouse Rock – Figure 8!


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