English 1, 2, Honors: Comma Money

Today, students took the OGT skills notes for 1/24:

Use a comma

  • to separate three or more words, phrases or clauses in a series: We bought pens, pencils and paper.
  • to separate adjectives that equally modify the same noun: He is a tired, old man.
  • to set off introductory words, phrases or clauses from the rest of the sentence: Unfortunately, we came too late.
  • to set off parenthetical elements: He is, as a rule, a very calm man.

Then, students responded to journal #34 prompt:

“The only way not to think about money is to have a great deal of it.”  –Edith Wharton; Write two questions on your own for this quote.  Answer them in extended respose format.

Finally, students read independently.  If you were absent, be sure to read independently for 20 minutes and submit a half-page summary of your reading for credit.


Here are the snow-day changes for this week:

  • English 1: Presentations will be tomorrow, before we start Fahrenheit 451.
  • English 2: Tomorrow, we will read chapter 3 in groups and answer questions.  Our next discussion day will be February 3, outside of class-wide reading time.
  • Honors English 2: Tomorrow, we will be in the library to finish work on Week 2.  Week 2 work will be due tomorrow: January 25, 2011.  We will continue as scheduled after tomorrow unless otherwise announced.

Happy learning,


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