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Welcome Back. Hope you enjoyed your break! Get your journals from the crate and turn to the next blank page. You need to turn your cell phone (iPod, MP3, etc.) OFF or put it on silent and place it in the mini-crate. January 6, 2014. In the upper right corner of your notebook,
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Welcome BackHope you enjoyed your break!Get your journals from the crate and turn to the next blank page.You need to turn your cell phone (iPod, MP3, etc.) OFF or put it on silent and place it in the mini-crate.January 6, 2014In the upper right corner of your notebook, write today’s date EXACTLY this way.Title your page: How to Take NotesHere’s what you write now…Your notes do NOT have to be complete sentences. * They’re YOUR notes to help YOU remember information. Write the important things that will help you remember.Yes, you write this too…Use abbreviations, or “text language”* Examples: Wednesday = Wed. People = ppl Homework = hmwkMake your notes neat and legible!* If you can’t read it then it isn’t helping you to remember the information.Write this too…Organize your notes. Column Style You can use the margin of your paper or make your columns within the red line of your paper.ExampleExampleMain IdeaCauses of Civil War
  • Slavery
  • South wanted lower taxes
  • South made their living from farms.
  • NotesYeah, write this too…WebbingOrganize your notes. Put your main idea in a circle or box. Have strands to show sub-main ideas or notes about that main idea.NotesslaveryMain IdeaNotesSouth wanted lower taxes
  • Civil War Causes
  • NotesSouth made living from farms4th 6wks VocabularyTurn to the next 4 blank pages – one can be the back of the last page. Write “4th 6wks Vocabulary” in the upper right corner. Like thisEvery MONDAY we will have vocabulary words that you will write down and look up the definition in the dictionary. This is the page you will do that on. 4th 6wks Vocabulary Use the dictionary to write the definition to the following words: Ambiguous Clarify Recognize ContemporaryWhen you’re finished, leave the dictionary on your desk and put your journal in your class crate at the back. January 7, 2014Turn to the next blank page – there is nothing on the front or back of the page. Write today’s date in the upper right hand corner EXACTLY like this…Title your page:Two Main Parts of a SentenceWe will be using “Webbing” for note taking.Here’s what you write now…Words make up the two main parts of a sentence: the SUBJECT and the PREDICATE.SUBJECTUsually appears before the verb.Tells who or what a sentence is about.Often a noun or pronounVerb: describes action of noun or pronoun.Pronoun: can take the place of a noun, but doesn’t specifically name a person, place, thing, or idea.Noun: names a person place, object/thing, or idea.Write this down too…PredicateCan be singular or compound.Includes the verb, and tells what’s being done to the subject.May represent an action or thought.Compound: Two actions Ex: …captured the flag and scored a point.Singular: One action. Ex: …captured the flag.Here are some examples. You might want to write down at least two of each.Subject ExamplesThe pirates captured the ship and stole its treasure.John and Peter quit their jobs to pursue a career in acting.The boy runs. (Who or what runs? The boy.)The bandits captured the stagecoach. (singular)The bandits captured and looted the stagecoach. (compound)Predicate Examples January 8, 2014Turn to the next blank page – there is nothing on the front or back of the page. Write today’s date in the upper right hand corner EXACTLY like this…Title your page:Commonly Misused Punctuation: Apostrophe, Comma, and End PunctuationWe will be using “Column Style” for note taking.Let’s get started with the notes! Correct punctuation is used to clarify the meanings of sentences. Apostrophe ‘
  • Shows Possession
  • Add -’s to form the possessive of most singular nouns and plural nouns not ending in s.
  • Ex:My mother’s car is
  • black.
  • Creates a contraction or shortened forms of words.
  • Ex: I’m (I am),
  • We’re (we are),
  • You’re (you are).
  • More notes…
  • Separate main clauses within sentences which are joined by coordinating conjunctions.
  • Ex:Doug will play the game, or he will mow the lawn.
  • Used to separate elements that introduce or modify sentences.
  • Ex:After looking at several cars, Michael decided on a sporty model.
  • Comma , FANBOYS (For And Nor But Or Yet So)
  • Use with dates that include a month, day, and year.
  • Ex:January 7, 2014
  • Use with large numbers.
  • Ex: 234,578
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