Week 7 Homework

Decide what you will be describing in your paragraph.

  1. Do your brainstorm sheet.  List the things you can see, feel, hear, smell about what you are describing.
  • Write a sloppy copy.  Turn your list into sentences.  No corrections. Begin by telling your reader what you are going to describe.  Do not use the words, “I’m going to describe….”!

Here is an idea of how to start.  The (your idea) was (list a describing word).  The meadow was a beautiful place to rest.

  • Revise your sloppy copy.  Read through it and change weak adjectives, nouns, and verbs with stronger ones.  Try adding prepositional phrases and maybe some alliterations.
  • Edit your paper for a final draft.  Check your revisions to see that all words are spelled correctly, you used proper grammar, and you have made your sentences clear in their understanding. Paint that picture!!!

Test 1

  1.  What is a noun?
  •  What are the 3 types of nouns?  Give an example for each one.
  •  What is a verb?
  •  What are the 2 different types of verbs?  Give an example for each one.
  •  List the 23 helping verbs.
  •  What is the job of an adjective? Write a sentence using an adjective.
  • What is the job of an adverb?  Write a sentence using a verb.
  • What is a Direct Object?  Write a sentence using a DO.
  • What is an Indirect Object?  Write a sentence using an IO.
  1. What is a Prepositional phrase?  Write a sentence using one.

Writing Grammar Week 6

Week 6-Direct Object/Indirect Object Review & Prepositions

Part I–Prepositional phrases (Remember it begins with a preposition and ends with a noun or pronoun shortly after it)

First, cross out prepositional phrases (There may be more than one).  Then underline the subject once and the verb or verb phrase twice. 

  1. After school we walked to the library.
  2. Mary sits behind you in science class.
  3. During a trip to the zoo, the child stared at the lions and the tigers.
  4. The plane flew above the clouds.
  5. Jane lives across the street from me.
  6. In the spring and summer, I visit our friends for a week.
  7. Down the road galloped the horse. (think carefully on this one 😊)
  8. We went to the beach.
  9. Some boys crawled under the car.
  10. The pump is behind the barn.
  11. The gift was from John and his sister.
  12. They stopped along the road for five minutes.
  13. During skiing season our family went to a lodge for a weekend.
  14. All friends but Susan and Bill came to the party.
  15. The cars travel below the river and through the tunnel.
  16. Before lunch and dinner, the parent reads to the children.
  17. The telephone rang in the middle of the night.
  18. Below the sink is the garbage can.
  19. Everyone except Mary left by noon.
  20. Within ten minutes of the call, my dad arrived in our driveway.
  21. The shoppers went down the street to the new store.
  22. We walked between the aisles of the supermarket.
  23. Throughout the day the rain came in the window.
  24. After the television program about snakes, we rode on our bikes to the zoo.
  25. The report concerning smoking is in my desk.
  26. Outside our house behind the garage a pine tree grows.
  27. The price of soda is over a dollar.
  28. Past the large sign on the side of the road is a windmill.
  29. All students except Juan rode to school on the bus.
  30. The child went up the ladder and down the slide.

Your turn to write 5 sentences with a preposition phrase.  






Part II–Direct Objects

First, cross out prepositional phrases.  Next, Underline your subject once and your verb or verb phrase twice. (Remember a verb phrase is the verb with a helping verb in front of it.)  Third, find any DO’s in the sentences. 

  1.  I put the casserole into the oven.
  2. The campers made a fire at night.
  3. We cleaned the pool after the dust storm.
  4. Before dawn the farmer milked the cows. 
  5. During the emergency, the lifeguard pulled the child from the water.
  6. Mary chased Susan and her friend around the room.
  7. Santa left the gifts under the tree.
  8. A traveler caught a taxi to the bus terminal.
  9. Within two minutes the monkey had eaten three bananas.
  10. A handyman placed paneling on the wall in our den.
  11. Several of the squirrels had hidden nuts in the tree.
  12. At noon we should have eaten more pizza.
  13. Has John or Grace taken the test today?
  14. Roofers placed new shingles on the house.
  15. Take this envelope and that package to the post office.
  16. The coach carried the injured player off the field.
  17. At the soda fountain each of us ate a sundae.
  18. Have you seen my watch anywhere?
  19. Birds ate the seeds in our garden.
  20. They bought a new tape for their collection.
  21. Dr. Abernathy gave sugarless lollipops to his young patients before their exam.
  22. Have you dialed the phone?
  23. I cannot bring my whistle or horn to your house.
  24. The ladies’ club served coffee and tea at the end of the meeting.
  25. We will not cut the grass until evening.
  26. Give your book to the new student before you leave.
  27. The housekeeper washed the floors and dusted the furniture.
  28. Did you send me a card on my birthday?
  29. Someone hid my keys under the table and scribbled the walls with purple crayons.
  30. Is the milkman delivering mild in your neighborhood?

Now you write 5 sentences with Direct Objects






Part III- Direct Objects and Indirect Objects

First cross out the any prepositional phrases.  Next find the subject and verb or verb phrases.  Finally find any Direct Objects or Indirect Objects. (Remember, you can’t have an IO without a DO, but you can have a DO without an IO)

  1. We sent the company proofs of purchases for a free frisbee.
  2. Jackie ordered her husband a stereo for their anniversary.
  3. The collector gave us three new garbage cans.
  4. The child draws his parents a pretty picture at school
  5. The loan officer has often loaned them money.
  6. Will you send the shop owner my new address?
  7. Has the rental agent found the young couple an apartment?
  8. Each year the boss gives the employees a cash bonus.
  9. I gave Terry your books after the class.
  10. A gypsy had told Harriet and unusual story.
  11. Dad gave Annie and Tom our tickets.
  12. She baked the family a pie.
  13. Can you hand me your paper?
  14. Someone ordered Mr. Jones and Mrs. Herb spark plugs for their Model T.
  15. The termite inspector should have told us more information.
  16. That cashier gave Dr. king some change.
  17. I prepared them a huge feast.
  18. My friend sent you the proper forms.
  19. Dad presented me a bike for my birthday.
  20. The artist drew our company a sketch of the new building.
  21. He fixed us a place to sleep for the night.
  22. Grandpa sent Rick and Donna chocolate chip cookies at camp.
  23. I handed the teller five checks for her to deposit.
  24. Dad bakes us cookies every Tuesday afternoon after work.
  25. The traffic officer presented the driver a speeding ticket.
  26. Her company printed the customer twenty business cards.
  27. A missionary gave the natives food to last over the summer.
  28. Laura asked the teacher a question about the math assignment.
  29. The librarian presented the child a reading award.
  30. We sent Tim, Anna, and Sally shells from Florida.

Now you write 5 sentences with both an Indirect Object and Direct Object






Week 5-Adjectives and Adverbs

Part I

What is the job of an adjective?

What questions do adjectives answer?

List some adjectives:

Write 1 sentence for each question adjectives answer.

What are the jobs of an adverb?

What questions do adverbs answer?

List some adverbs:

Write 1 sentence for each question adverbs answer.

Part II

Add strong adjectives to these sentences. (Find your nouns then add a describing word)

Jack cut down the bean stalk

Snow White bit the apple.

The goat sniffed the grass

The princess gazed at the sunset.

Part III

Practice your alliterative adjectives.  Write 5 sentences using alliterative adjectives.






Part IV

Add strong adverbs to these sentences. (Find your verb and add a strong describing word) (ex: The mother beautifully sang the child a lullaby. Or The mother sang beautifully to her child.)

The frog croaked.

 The giant laughed

The wolf howled

 The ogre slept.

Part V

Write 5 well written sentences using adjectives and adverbs in each one.

Part VI

Write down 5 verbs.  Add a noun.  Add an adjective.  Add another adjective.  Add an adverb. (just like we did in class) Be ready to share.

Week 4 Direct Objects & Pronouns

Part I

What is a Direct Object (DO)?

What is an Indirect Object (IO)?

Write 5 sentences with Direct Objects.

Write 5 sentences with indirect objects (remember that IO always need a DO)

In the above sentences, underline your subject once and your verb twice. Circle your Direct Objects (DO) and your indirect objects (IO).

Part II

What is the definition of a Pronoun? (What is its job?)

What are the 3 cases of Pronouns?

Write 3 sentence for each of the cases of Pronoun.  (3 sentences for subjective case, 3 for objective case, and 3 for possessive case.)

Part III

Write out the Pronouns below in their right case category. (You may use your notes if you need to, but see how many you can do without them. 😊)

Subjective Case                               Objective Case                    Possessive Case

Part IV

Underline your subject once, your verb twice, label the Direct Objects (DO) and indirect objects (IO). Label any pronouns as S (subjective), O (objective), P (possessive).

We must have lost his phone on our walk.

It is a very hot and muggy day.

The dog liked me.

Mother baked me some cookies.

The tow truck took their car.

They might try to climb the mountain today.

He threw the ball and broke the window.

He gave Mom an umbrella

A clown sent her an invitation.

The lion licked its paws.

Is this cup yours?

You will need to clean my shoes before tomorrow.

The card was sent to them 3 days ago.

Do you know whose pencil this is?

She placed the hose by the tree.

Part V

Circle the correct Pronoun.

(I, Me) must sit here.

Someone gave (us, we) a new picture.

The bank offered Chuck and (me, I) a loan for a new car.

The cat scratches (she, her) every day.

Steve bought (them, they) tickets to the movie

The company sent (me, my) the wrong order.

The arrow hit (him, he) in the arm.

            (Who, Whom) will get first prize?

            The judge gave the prize to (who, whom)?

            Nancy and (me, I) can’t carry that chair.

Grammar/Writing Wk 3

Verbs Part 2

Part I

What do action verbs do?

What do being verbs do?

What are linking verbs?

What are helping verbs?

Give 5 examples of action verbs.

List the 8 being verbs.

Give 5 examples of linking verbs.

List all the helping verbs. (you can look at your notes)

Part II

Write “L” if the verb is linking, “A” if it is action, “B” if it is a state of being.

____The diner choked on a piece of steak.

____Suzanne grew excited about her new job.

____We swam in the pool all day long.

____His eyes looked glazed.

____I am feeling sick.

____Mom looked at me with disappointment.

____Your taco smells yummy.

____She is late with her homework.

____The puppy stayed little for over a year.

____Melissa threw the ball to home plate.

Part III

Choose the correct verb for the subject.

*The dentist (clean, cleans) my teeth during my exam.

*After lunch our family (plan, plans) to go to the store.

*My grandmother (plant, plants) flowers in her garden

*In biology class, Susan (sit, sits) beside me

*The hikers (walk, walks) ten miles a day.

*Horses and cows (lives, live) in the same barn

*Three lawyers (comes, come) here for lunch

*The women (eat, eats) here often

*The members of our group (wants, want) a field trip to the museum.

*Firemen (practice, practices) CPR throughout their career.

Part IV

Write 3 sentences using a singular subject/verb.

Write 3 sentences using a plural subject/verb.

Write 3 sentences using helping verbs.

Write 3 sentences using linking verbs.

Write 3 sentences using action verbs.

Write 3 sentences using being verbs.

Grammar/Writing Week 2

Journal 10 min. every day.


Part I

What is a verb?

What are the 2 different types of verbs we discussed in class?

What are the 3 different forms, (or tenses) of verbs we talked about in class?

Write an example sentence of present tense:

Write an example sentence of past tense:

Write an example sentence of future tense:

Part II

Change the following sentences from present tense to past tense. (I.e.: climb to climbed)

*He sits in the chair—

*The wash is done—

*The dog wags his tail—

*We eat pie after dinner—

*Dad wants his ice cream—

Change the following sentences from past tense to future tense. (I.e.: climbed to will climb)

*I called the restaurant for reservations—

*They shoveled the driveway—

*The students studied well for their tests—

*Karen ate all her candy for breakfast—

*We arrived early for the movie—

Part III

Under line the verbs in these sentences. Replace the weak verbs with stronger verbs.

(example: He went down the street—He sauntered down the street.)

*She cut down the tree with an axe. —

*The goat pushed the troll off the bridge. —

*King Midas held the gold coin. —

*Cinderella cleaned the stove. —

*The player hit the ball to 2nd base. –

*Paul fell off the picnic bench. –

Think of a specific noun.  Think of 4 or 5 specific actions that this noun does.  Follow this pattern without revealing what your noun was.  We’ll try to guess in class.

I _______________, and I _______________, and I ___________, and I ______________. What am I? (ex: I leap, I climb, I swing, I clean myself.  What am I? A monkey)

Part IV

Think of strong describing verbs for these words. (Ex:  Hummingbirds whirr)

Bullfrogs _______

Hawks _________

Moths _________

Chihuahuas _________

Tigers _________

Think of strong nouns for these verbs. (Ex. Jackhammers chatter)






Part V (Putting nouns and verbs together)

Underline your nouns once and your verbs twice. Replace weak nouns and verbs in the following sentences with strong nouns and verbs.

(ex: The animal went into the place. – The bear crawled into the cave.)

*I got some stuff and sat down. –

* I like to watch things up in the air. –

*When I got to the place, I heard something. –

*While doing things, he got tired. –

*She walked over there and saw someone. –

*I yelled to the dog and he came to me. –

*I ate food with someone. –

*Dan went that way and got a thing. —

Grammar/ Writing


*Journal for 10 min. every day

*Complete the following:

Part I

What is a noun?

What is a concrete noun?

What is an abstract noun?

What is a proper noun?

Part II

Give 5 examples of nouns that name people

Give 5 examples of nouns that name places

Give 5 examples of nouns that name things

Give 5 examples of abstract nouns

Give 5 examples of Proper nouns that name people (Remember, proper nouns need to be capitalized)

Give 5 examples of proper nouns that name places

Part III

Choose 1 word from each of the types of nouns above (people, place, things, abstract, proper) and create 1 sentence for each of those words. Label what type of noun you used.  (You will have 6 total sentences.)

Part IV

Label the following words with “C” for concrete, “A” for abstract, “P” for proper, or “N” for neither

_____ Frog                              _____Love                               _____Lawyer

_____ Man                              _____Wisconsin                      _____Horse

_____ Colorful                        _____Star Wars                      _____Envy      

_____Penny                            _____Anger                            _____Acrobat

_____Mary                             _____Following                       _____Mr. Smith

_____Leaf                               _____Bravery                         _____River

_____Student                          _____Sister                             _____Colorado River

_____Soda                              _____City                                _____Skip

_____Mother                          _____Bullfrog                         _____Television

_____Rusty                             _____Map                               _____Meadow

Part V

Choose 3 words from above and try to write 1 sentence using all 3. 😊