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Welcome to FRIDAY!!! Tomorrow is the WEEKEND!!!!

Well, change of plans. We were going to have some vocab instruction today, but it turns out first block is going to the Black History Month celebration program! So you guys will be cut short, and we’ll do vocab on Monday!

Standard: L.9-10.1. Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.

Learning Target: Students will make revisions to their argumentative essay and practice their grammar and punctuation skills.

Activator: Lolly Lolly Lolly!

Today we’re going to be talking about PUNCTUATION!!!! That’s our grammatical focus for the moment, so if everyone turns to the green part of your grammar packet, we’ll discuss all the many varied ways you can punctuate your writing  🙂

After that, I have some punctuation humor for you! First:

A humorous example of the importance of punctuation!

And now, 8 New Punctuation Marks We Desperately Need

Next up, I have a game for you! I’ll put this up on the board while I do vocab quizzing. If you would like, one at a time, you may come up to the board and play the comma chameleon game.

While we’re doing that, you should be working on makind any necessary corrections to your argumentative essay, which I’ll be grading over the weekend. If you didn’t finish on Tuesday, now is the time to do so – by hand. Sorry. No, I lied, I’m not sorry.

And we will end the day on The House of the Scorpion. See y’all Monday!

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