SLANTS and Verbs

I introduced the reader’s journal to first and sixth periods, and we finished up the last bit of information about procedures and guidelines. In doing so, I introduced them to SLANTS. We begin the heavy lifting tomorrow.

Second and fourth periods finished up verbs. We’ll breeze through adverbs and the other parts of speech during the week.

Homework
  • First and sixth: none.
  • Second and fourth:
    • return to the New York Times article;
    • find the following adjectives:
      • one adjective that could, in a different context, be a noun;
      • one adjective that could, in a different context, be a pronoun;
      • one adjective is always an adjective; and
    • find the following verbs
      • two action verbs;
      • one linking verb.