Week 7 

Year 10 GATE : introduction to Task 3, novel study - Princess Bride

Year 9 General : drafting, editing, proof reading - feature article task 2

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Is poor writing an indicator that you will be less successful in your career?

Kyle Wiens, CEO at iFixit, suggested as much in a July 20, 2012 article (“I Won’t Hire People Who Use Poor Grammar. Here’s Why.”) which appeared in Harvard Business Review’s blog network.

Yesterday, in honor of…

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Week 5

Year 10 - developing your short stories : traditional due this week

Year 9 - researching your feature article : research due this week

Ensure you check your class site https://sites.google.com/a/cometbay.wa.edu.au/mrdargentenglish/home

Week 3

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Year 10 : Task 1 first response due in class Tuesday, second response will be completed in class Tuesday - check resources for Teacher poem

Year 9 : Task 1 Essay final draft due in class Tuesday

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Year 10 Extension

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Your draft essay on “Phone Call” is due Tuesday.
On that day, you will also write an in-class essay about “The Teacher”.

Click on the titles above to access copies of those texts.

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Week 2 - now things are getting serious

Year 9 - Draft essay for task 1 due in class this Thursday

Year 10 - Draft essay/plan for task 1 due in class Thursday

As always email me or check the websites for details.

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Bear and bare are homophones—words that sound alike but have different meanings.


bear

-v.

1. To carry something.

2. To be equipped with something.

  • the right to bear arms

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bear
-n.

  1. 1. A large omnivorous mammal, related to…

perfect

(Source: words.grammarly.com)

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-n.

  1. A word, phrase, number or any other sequence of units which has the property of reading the same forwards as it does backwards, character for character, sometimes disregarding punctuation, capitalization and diacritics.Level, madam and racecar are examples of…

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Serial Comma (Within List Of Similar Elements)

When creating a list or series of multiple things which are similar, commas should be used to separate each item in the list.

N.B. American English requires the use of a comma before the last and in a list; British English does not. Be sure…

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Punctuation jokes! Can you think of any others?
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Punctuation jokes! Can you think of any others?

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One of the most common mistakes made when using objective pronouns is when using the compound subject you and me. Because you is the same in the subjective and the objective case, people get confused between I and me. The way to check this is to remove the second-person pronoun.

When he’s finished reading the book, he’ll give it to you or I.

If the sentence read “…he’ll give it to I”, we would know it was wrong. We could also look for the preposition: or.

When he’s finished reading the book, he’ll give it to you or me.

grammarlyblog:

One of the most common mistakes made when using objective pronouns is when using the compound subject you and me. Because you is the same in the subjective and the objective case, people get confused between I and me. The way to check this is to remove the second-person pronoun.

When he’s finished reading the book, he’ll give it to you or I.

If the sentence read “…he’ll give it to I”, we would know it was wrong. We could also look for the preposition: or.

When he’s finished reading the book, he’ll give it to you or me.

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definitely

-adv.
Without question and beyond doubt.  — The mother definitely has love for her child.
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defiant

-adj.
1. Defying.
2. Boldly resisting opposition.
- adv. — defiantly

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definitely

-adv.

  1. Without question and beyond doubt. — The mother definitely has love for her child.

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defiant

-adj.

1. Defying.

2. Boldly resisting opposition.

- adv. — defiantly

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Figurative Language Rap- fun way to remember poetry language techniques!

Figurative language rap

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Grammarly, the world’s leading software suite for perfecting written English, is announcing the opening of its new online store at www.Grammarly.net. Grammarly’s Company Store offers a range of grammar-related products and apparel with slogans such as, “Don’t abbrev.” and “Don’t use…

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