Homework assignments are listed in red. They are due at the beginning of class on the date they are listed. Other assignments will be completed during class. While each class may not have a specific in-class activity listed, some work will be assigned and due during each class. You should check the schedule at least once a week, preferably before each class meeting, as new in-class assignments may be posted in response to the progress of other assignments.

January 17

  • Hand out Syllabus
  • Diagnostic Test - please put your name, email and phone number at the top of the test. You will not be graded on this test so just do the best you can and don't worry about the results for right now.

January 22

January 24

  • Read pages ix-xiii and Chapter 1 in Textbook and bring to class a one page (or so) response to the reading including telling about something new you may have learned from the reading.
  • Review Moodle site
  • Introduce We Know Grammar
  • Begin work on Reflection Paper

January 29

January 31

  • Find a sentence from your Reflection Paper with at least 10 words (or 2 sentences that equal at least 10). Copy the sentence and underline all the noun phrases in the sentence (noun with adjectives).
  • Prepare the following exercises, check your answers, and write down your questions at the end of your work. Do the first 5 of each exercise. (Of course you can do them all!)
    • Verb exercise #1
    • Adverb exercises #1, #2, #3, #4, #5
    • Conjunction exercise #1
    • Review Exercises #1 and #2 (do all)
  • Introduce Grammar Presentations
  • The Writing Center: Hyper Grammar

February 5

  • Complete Supplementary Exercise #1 (in Moodle) and bring answers and written questions to class.
  • Complete Practice Quiz 1 (in Moodle) and bring answers to class.
  • Create a Chapter Review for Chapter 2
  • Quiz # 1 during next class! (2/7) For Chapter 2 (Quiz #1), you must be able to identify nouns, pronouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs, prepositions, and conjunctions. And don't forget to use the Parts of Speech Additional Practice Exercises and Chapter 2 PowerPoint found in Moodle for extra help.
  • Writing Center Open House Invitation: To celebrate how much we love writing, the Writing Center (WC) will hold a Mardi Gras-type Open House! On Tuesday, February 5 from 11am to 6pm, we will be inviting the campus to come visit us and have some fun. We invite both students and faculty to visit and find out who we are and how we can help improve writing skills. While in the WC enjoy some light refreshments and students can sign up for door prizes! The Writing Center is located in the TLC, Bell Library, second floor, room 216D. (You guys need to know about Writing Centers so check this out if you can. I'll give 5 points extra credit for those who attend, but not during our class time.)
  • Adjectives and Banana Peels
  • Bunk Magazine "Grammar Film Festival"
  • Parts of Speech Practice Test (Dalton State)
  • Good examples of Grammar Presentations from computerlab.kids

February 7

  • Quiz #1

February 12

February 14

  • Read Chapter 3 pgs 92-103; prepare the following exercises and write down your questions for class:
    • Exercise 9, #1-10
    • Exercise 10, #1-10
    • Exercise 11, #1-10
    • Exercise 12, #1-10
  • In class, take one or two sections of your Reflection Papers and mark the complete subjects and predicates for each sentence.

February 19

  • Complete Ex. 14 pg. 103, #1-15 and write down questions for class.
  • Last day to turn in written discussions for answers missed on Quiz #1.
  • Complete Step Two for Reflection Paper
  • Grammar Presentations for Chapter 2
  • Please note: I will not be in my office during office hours today. If you need help this day please email me about another time when we can meet.

February 21

February 26

  • Create a Chapter Review for Chapter 3.
  • Quiz #2 over Chapter 3 next class (2/28). Don't forget the extra resources available in Moodle to help you study.
  • Graduate Studies Open House: The Office of Graduate Studies and Research will hold its 5th annual Graduate Studies Open House Tuesday, Feb. 26, from 1-7 p.m. in the University Center, Lone Star Ballroom. Meet with academic advisors, professors, graduate students and financial aid representatives and find out about the many graduate school opportunities offered. There will be refreshments, food and door prizes. To pre-register, go to http://gradschool.tamucc.edu/openhouse.htm and be eligible for a graduate application fee discount. For more information, call ext. 2177 or e-mail gradweb@tamucc.edu.

February 28

  • Quiz #2

March 4

March 6

  • Complete the Active/Passive and Parallel Structures worksheets in Moodle
  • Grammar Presentations for Chapter 4

March 11

  • Read pp. 154-165 -- prepare the following exercises, check your answers, and write down your questions for class:
    • Ex. 2, p. 159, 1-5
    • Ex. 3, p. 160, 1-5
    • Ex. 4, p. 162, 1-5
    • Ex. 5, p. 163, 1-5
    • Ex. 6, p. 165, 1-5
  • Last day to turn in written discussions for answers missed on Quiz #2.

March 13

  • Read pp. 171-173 and complete Ex. 9, p. 172, 1-5 and Ex. 10, p. 173, 1-5
  • Bring your Reflection Paper work to class for in-class work.

March 17 - 21

  • Spring Break

March 25

  • Complete Step Three for Reflection Paper
  • Create a Chapter Review for the parts of Chapters 4 and 5 that we have covered.
  • Complete Practice Quiz #3 on Moodle
  • Review for Quiz #3 (3-27)
  • Second Round for Grammar Presentations

March 27

  • Quiz #3

April 1

  • Read pp. 176-183. Prepare the following exercises, check your answers, and write down your questions for class:
    • Ex. 12, 1-10
    • Ex. 13, 1-5
    • Ex. 14, 1-10--this is a diagramming exercise, but I just want you to find and underline the gerund phrases.

April 3

  • Read pp. 183 (Participials and Participial Phrases) -193. Prepare the following exercises, check your answers, and write down your questions for class:
    • Ex. 15, p. 186, 1-5
    • Ex. 16, p. 188, 1-5
    • Ex. 17, p. 191, 1-10 (Find the participial phrases and underline them).
    • Ex. 18, p192, 1-5
  • Last day to turn in written discussions for answers missed on Quiz #3.

April 8

  • Read pp. 193-205. Prepare the following exercises, check your answers, and write down your questions for class:
    • Ex. 19, p. 194, 1-5
    • Ex. 20, p. 197, 1-5
    • Ex. 21, p. 200, 1-5
    • Ex. 22, p. 201, 1-5
    • Ex. 23, p. 203, 1-5

April 10

  • Complete Practice Quiz #4 in Moodle, and use all of the extra practice that is available there for this section.
  • Create a Chapter Review for Chapter 5
  • Grammar Presentations for Chapter 5

April 15

  • Quiz #4

April 17

  • The Web of Language
  • Read pp. 215-226. Then, prepare the following exercises, check your answers, and write down your questions for class:
    • Ex. 1, p. 218, 1-5
    • Ex. 3, p. 224, 1-5
    • Ex. 4, p. 229, underline the adjective clauses in #1-10

April 22

  • Bring your Reflection Papers to class for in class work
  • Read pp. 230-243 -- prepare the following exercises, check your answers, and write down your questions for class:
    • Ex. 5, p. 233, 1-5
    • Ex. 7, p. 236, 1-5
    • Ex. 9, p. 241, 1-20
    • Ex. 10, p. 244, underline the adverb clauses in #1-10
  • Last day to turn in written discussions for answers missed on Quiz #4.

April 24

  • Read pp. 245-250 -- prepare the following exercises, check your answers, and write down your questions for class:
    • Ex. 11, p. 247, 1-10
    • Ex. 12, p. 249, 1-10
    • Ex. 15, p. 254, 1-10

April 29

May 1

May 6

  • Quiz #5 (no written discussion option for this test)