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Vocabulary words: protest and massive

Direct Object, Verb-transitive, and Pattern 2

Direct Object (D0)  ask WHAT or WHOM after the verb

If there is a DO in the sentence the verb is transitive,

label the verb v-t

Direct Objects are NOUNS

KNOW regular and Irregular Verbs in Shurely Book Reference 118


Persuasive Writing


Ch. 7

Vocabulary words: notify and demolish

The 8 Parts of Speech--Nouns, Verbs, Pronouns, Adjective, Adverbs, Prepositions, Interjections, and Conjuctions.

Interjections-  mild emotion, can be followed by a comma or period.

strong emotion is followed by an exclamation point!

Remember these types of Sentences



Know the HOMONYM CHART Reference 104 in your book

Know the CONTRACTION CHART Reference 107


Ch. 6

Vocabulary words: decent and exaggerate

Helping verbs=HV (am is, are, was were, be, being, been, has have, had, do does, did, might, must, may, can, could, would, should, shall, will)

Natural and Inverted Word Order said after Skill Check

Coordinate Conjunctions:

Add information 

, and

, nor

Show contrast or choice

, but

, or

, yet

Show logic or result

, for

, so (as a result of)

so (that)-no comma

Compound Sentence is two simple sentences being joined together correctly CD=Compound Sentence

Identifying and Correcting Run-on Sentences 

Using Compound Sentences to Correct Run-on Sentences--CD, conjunction 

CD, but

CD, and

CD, or

Itdentifying S, F, SCS, SCV, and CD

Sentences are:

S= Simple Sentence

F= Fragment

SCS= a sentence with a compound subject

SCV= a sentence with a compound verb

CD= a compound sentence


Ch. 5

Vocabulary words: trail and career

Pronouns, Subject Pronoun=P (I, we, he, she, it, they, you), Possessive Pronoun=PPA (my, our, his, her, its, their, you), Underdstood Subject Pronouns, Conjunctions=C (and, or, but), Simple Sentences, Coordinate Conjuctions, Compound Parts, Sentence Fragments and Run-on Sentences


Ch. 4

Vocabulary words: adjust and sealed

Prepositions=P (students must memorize them), Object of the Preposition=OP, Prepositional Phrases, Subject-Verb Agreement, and understanding choosing "a" or "an"


Ch. 3

Vocabulary words: serious and amused


  • The noun job chart
  • Complete subject, complete predicate, simple subject, and simple predicate
  • Topic and paragraphs
  • Supporting and nonsupporting ideas and sentences


Ch. 2

Vocabulary words: encourage, soothe, urgent

Noun, Subject Noun, Verb and Pattern 1


questions to ask after the verb, adjective or another adverb are HOW? WHEN? WHERE?


questions to ask after the noun or pronoun ARE WHAT KIND? WHICH ONE? HOW MANY?

Article Adjective is A, An, The

Four Kinds of Sentences 

Declarative (.) statement

Imperative (.) gives a command

Interrogative (?) a question

Exclamatory (!) strong feelings


 Ch. 1 

Punctuation Rules, Capitalization Rules, what is a synonym/antonym, analogies. Analogies can be: synonyms, antonyms, rhyming, or part to whole.


3rd Grade Shurley English:

Students should demonstrate that they understand classifying nouns, verbs, adverbs, adjectives, article adjectives, and labeling the 4 kinds of sentences (interrogative(?), exclamatory(!), declarative(.), and imperative-this is a command ends with (.). They will demonstrate understanding of analogies (relationship of rhyming, synonyms, antonyms, and/or part to whole. Students will apply correct capitalization and punctuation rules to sentences. Additionally students must know singular/plural nouns and what are common and proper nouns. Students should also know complete subject and complete predicate or verb and simple subject and simple predicate. 

What is part of a friendly letter, let me explain... Heading, Greeting/Salutation (Dear____,), Body (paragraph(s) , Closing (Sincerely, Best wishes, etc), Signature

Do you remember the proper format?

Students are learning about prepositions, prepositional phrases (begins with a preposition and ends with the object of the preposition, identifying adverbs and prepositions, subject-verb agreement rules, and choosing "a" or "an".

Students remember singular verbs rule 1 end in "s" or "es" are: is, was, has, does, swims, and pushes.

Plural verbs rule 2 with NO "s" or "es" are: are, were, have, do, swim, and push.

Students know pronouns (subject pronouns and possessive pronouns not with an apostrophe!)

Don't forget about the jingles!

Students know simple sentences, coordinate conjunctions, and compound parts.

Students can recognize fragments, run-on sentences and vocabulary words trail and career.

Students should know helping verbs: am, is, are, were, be, being, been, has, have, had, do, does, did, might, must, may, shall, and will. Students should know compound sentences-coordinate conjunctions and, or, but. They should understand how to identify and correct fragment and run-on sentences.

Students should know interjections and possessive nouns.

Students should name the eight parts of speech, sentences types (they are located above)--know them, and homonyms.

Students should know contractions. 


3 point expository and descriptive writing

Narrative writing

Descriptive writing