Name:________________________________________________________________________ Do now: Subject Verb Agreement Read each sentence and select the appropriate subject/verb

agreement. 1. People throughout history (has, have) been fascinated by the moon. 2. The distance to the moon (is, are) 384,403 kilometers. 3. The features of the moon (is, are) seen through powerful telescopes. 4. The sun, like the earth (influences, influence) the moon s motion. 5. The moon s orbit around the earth (take, takes) about 27 days, 8 hours. 6. The earth, at the same time, (move, moves) around the sun. 7. A full moon, on the average, (occur, occurs) every 29 ½ days. 8. Tides on the earth (rises, rise) according to the moon s gravitational pull. 9. Photography from lunar-orbiting vehicles (shows, show) features on the moon s surface. 10. Exploration of the moon (continues, continue).

Name:________________________________________________________________________ Do now: Subject Verb Agreement Read each sentence and select the appropriate subject/verb agreement. 1. People throughout history (has, have) been fascinated by the moon. 2. The distance to the moon (is, are) 384,403 kilometers. 3. The features of the moon (is, are) seen through powerful telescopes. 4. The sun, like the earth (influences, influence) the moon s motion. 5. The moon s orbit around the earth (take, takes) about 27 days, 8 hours. 6. The earth, at the same time, (move, moves) around the sun. 7. A full moon, on the average, (occur, occurs) every 29 ½ days. 8. Tides on the earth (rises, rise) according to the moon s gravitational pull. 9. Photography from lunar-orbiting vehicles (shows, show) features on the moon s surface. 10. Exploration of the moon (continues, continue).

Name:________________________________________________________________________ Directions: circle the errors in subject verb agreement, write the correct form above the error. This museum have been called the best of all Smithsonian museums. The enormous building cover three blocks. Twenty-three galleries offers visitors information and entertainment. The different showrooms deal with various aspects of the air and travel. As you can see, the exhibits features antique aircraft as well as modern spacecraft. In another area, a theater show films on a five-story high screen. Projectors, slideshows and laptops casts realistic images in the classroom. Some tours is conducted by pilots. In addition, the museum house a large research library. A planetarium are located on the second floor.

Name:________________________________________________________________________ Directions: circle the errors in subject verb agreement, write the correct form above the error. This museum have been called the best of all Smithsonian museums. The enormous building cover three blocks. Twenty-three galleries offers visitors information and entertainment. The different showrooms deal with various aspects of the air and travel. As you can see, the exhibits features antique aircraft as well as modern spacecraft. In another area, a theater show films on a five-story high screen. Projectors, slideshows and laptops casts realistic images in the classroom. Some tours is conducted by pilots. In addition, the museum house a large research library. A planetarium are located on the second floor.

Change one to one s 3. Sentence 1 B. What change. Change know to knew B. Change disagrees to disagree C. Sentence 11 D. What is the best way to revise sentence 13? A. if any. Change whether to weather B. (12) Perhaps it has something to do with differences in personality. or a joke. you ask? (9) You re watching the same movie. Change movie to movies D. your friend start laughing. Make no change . yet something that greatly amused her has failed to move you at all. should be made to sentence 3? A. Make no change 2. some things just tickles our funny bones. Sentence 6 4. (11) This is quite a common experience.Name:________________________________________________________________________ Do Now (1) Have you ever wondered what makes us laugh? (2) Experts disagrees about why we find certain things funny. 1. (13) No one know for sure. (4) What we many never know is why some of us laugh at things that others do not. a book. What change. (5) Have you ever gone to the movies with a friend? (6) During one scene. (7) You stare at her as if she is crazy. Change tickles to tickle C. if any. Sentence 12 C. Change know to knows C. Which sentence contains an error in subject-verb agreement? A. Change disagrees to disagreement B. Change Experts to Experts D. (8) What s so funny. should be made to sentence 2? A. Replace the period and add an exclamation point D. (14) It s a mystery that may never be solved. (3) Whether it s a movie.

Change show to showing B. (4) An embalmer would remove internal organs. (2) Ancient Egyptians were among the most well-known embalmers. What change. 1. Change show to shown C. Make no change . if any should be made to sentence 7? A. 3. using a process called mummification. (5) Herbs and salt was two ingredients the embalmer would use as part of the drying process. What change. Change them to they re 2. What change. Change tells to tell B. Herbs and salt were two ingredients the embalmer would use as part of the drying process. should be made to sentence 3? A.Name:________________________________________________________________________________ Do Now (1) Historians tells us that for thousands of years. Make no change 4. Change modern to Modern C. linen or other materials was placed inside the body to fill it out. B. (7) Such careful preparations show how important burial was to the Egyptians. if any. Herbs or salt were two ingredients the embalmer would use as part of the drying process. D. dry out the body. Change process to processes D. (3) The ancient historian Herodotus and modern archeologists has taught us much about this process. if any. Change them to their D. Change tells to telling C. many cultures preserved bodies by embalming them. should be made to sentence 1? A. Change show to shows D. C. (6) Next. Herbs or salt was two ingredients the embalmer would use as part of the drying process. What is the best way to revise sentence 5? A. Herbs and salt was two ingredients the embalmer would use as part of the drying process. and wrap it in linen. Change has to have B.

It hold that day s assignments too. Another reason that Mastery Charter School is challenging are because you has to be on your best behavior at all times. They can gets demerits for being disruptive. If they forgets their planner or their books. They can get demerits for not wearing their uniform properly. It are still a challenge to follow them! The 7th grade teachers tries to make it easy. They also give you a homework folder where you can keeps the assignments from the night before. They behave the way they did in their old school. Identify and correct the errors in subject verb agreement. They has only 3 rules. You serves a detention. as well as proper transition use and sentence variety. It are still a challenge to follow them! The 7th grade teachers tries to make it easy. You can get six of them. rewrite the paragraphs to include corrections. Identify and correct the errors in subject verb agreement. That is a lot of papers to keep track of. They gives you homework in every subject.Name:________________________________________________________________________________ Directions: Carefully read the following paragraphs. They can even get demerits for chewing gum. They can get demerits for being late to class. They can even get demerits for chewing gum. One reason Mastery Charter School is challenging are because you have to stay very organized. It hold that day s assignments too. Most of the time. They has you write in a planner during every single class. Most of the time. They can gets demerits for being disruptive. It is very easy to get a demerit. Many students writes in their planner. They can get demerits for being late to class. If they forgets their planner or their books. They has only 3 rules. as well as proper transition use and sentence variety. You can get six of them. It is very easy to get a demerit. That is a lot of papers to keep track of. The teachers tries to help you. Then. The teachers tries to help you. Then. They behave the way they did in their old school. They has you write in a planner during every single class. One reason Mastery Charter School is challenging are because you have to stay very organized. They gives you homework in every subject. they learns from their mistakes. They forget some of their books. rewrite the paragraphs to include corrections. They also give you a homework folder where you can keeps the assignments from the night before. Students are carrying so many things that it are easy to forget things. Students can gets demerits for being disrespectful. They forgets to bring it home. they cannot do the assignment. They can get demerits for not wearing their uniform properly. They forget some of their books. You serves a detention. Sometimes students forgets that Mastery is different. It are important to have clear rules. Sometimes students forgets that Mastery is different. They forgets to bring it home. It are important to have clear rules. Another reason that Mastery Charter School is challenging are because you has to be on your best behavior at all times. Many students writes in their planner. Students are carrying so many things that it are easy to forget things. Name:___________________________________________________ Directions: Carefully read the following paragraphs. they cannot do the assignment. Students can gets demerits for being disrespectful. they learns from their mistakes. .

He knocked several times no one came to the door. take a taxi to the bus station or I can meet you at the train. 2. Carl is tall his brother is short. I waited several hours for you you did not return I became concerned. I know that math is important and I will work hard in both classes. Although he is highly qualified.Name:________________________________________________________________________ Instructions: Place semicolons where they are needed in the following sentences. . The siren blew loudly I rushed to the window the police raced pass as I looked out. I will tell you and I hope you will listen well. 3. 4. 1. When you arrive on the train. 1. Since you asked my opinion. 5. she has a hard time keeping up but she is willing to work overtime. 4. Name:________________________________________________________________________ Instructions: Place semicolons or commas where they are needed in the following sentences. he is not dependable and I am afraid to hire him. Because Sarah is absent a great deal. Although I prefer English. 3. My sister loves mysteries my brother likes technical manuals. 5. 2.

Peru. and more than half of the states extend b) States. Isabel Allende. Peru and raised in Chile. they fall year. was born in Peru and raised in Chile and she currently resides in California. the author of The House of the Spirits. so more than half of the states extend c) States. nor do they fall 2. they each time risk food. a) States. currently.000 accidents last year. for they fall year. and it is the case that more than half of the states extend b) States. they fall asleep at the wheel. Bees must constantly leave the safety of the hive to forage for food. resides in California. they risk food. 4. they risk being eaten by any of a multitude of predators. as they were falling year. and more than half of the states extend farther north than Canada¶s southernmost border. We generally think of Canada as the northern neighbor of the United States. they risk food yet each time. or each time. each time. more than half of the states extend 3. each time. a) b) c) d) food. she currently resides in California. a) b) c) d) year. they risk . A recent report indicates that sleep-deprived drivers caused more than 100. a) b) c) d) Peru and raised in Chile and she currently resides in California. Peru and raised in Chile. and raised in Chile.Name:________________________________________________________________________ Instructions: Correct the sentence if it needs to be corrected« 1. and currently resides in California. however.

Brazil. The mayor of the city. who attended the conference. and tarp. In Brazil we have seen many places on the other hand. 5. a postal worker. Dan Royal. Example: We have lived in Logan. vice-president. and my wife. 3. 1. 2. Are'. Our children have traveled throughout the world for example. 4. The class officers are Fred Ogden. my daughter. Name:________________________________________________________________________ Use a semicolon to separate phrases or clauses of equal rank which contain commas. Pam's husband. Terri's husband. gave a report. but we didn't use them. Korea. I cannot render an opinion. Nevada. 1. For the campout we took our raincoats. Instructions: Place semicolons where they are needed in the following sentences. and Rio Claro. Barbara is a diligent student she. in fact. Will's wife. The new in-laws are Jay. president. Sao Paulo. boots. and he suggested several ways to save money. and Russia. I have not heard the latest comments therefore. 2. Australia. We plan to return some day to Brazil therefore. Las Vegas. My son is a medical technician. . we have never been to Africa. we want to visit Rio. is tops in her class. secretary. an editor. The semicolon in such sentences brings clarity of meaning. Brazil. 4.Name:________________________________________________________________________ Instructions: Place semicolons where they are needed in the following sentences. and Mark. Utah. and Jayne Allen. 5. 3. and Manaus.

I believe we will be victorious and I believe you feel that way. I am looking for the poem "The Path Not Taken" I need it tomorrow. 2. California. Montana. He was such a "klutz" I couldn't stand him. Although we may need more time. 7. 6. 9. 3. and furniture but I didn't have my family. New Jersey. we had not been inside. tenor. clothing. Atlantic City.Name:________________________________________________________________________ Instructions: Place semicolons where they are needed in the following sentences. I have visited Riverside. The house looked like what we wanted on the other hand. and lie for you but I will not kill for you. . we should not be careless. We can trust him implicitly nevertheless. 10. Jim sings bass Jeff. 4. and Butte. There was a sudden noise everything stopped immediately. 8. 5. I will steal. 1. cheat. too. I had food.

Circle the word that best completes each sentence. his ) money to buy a pet flea. 5. Todd s Todds ) toad croaked. fleas . flea s) feet get wet. . If a (fleas. so he buried it. 4. flea s. My brother Branford has been saving (his. 2. In my (grandmothers. some ticks grow to be the size of small rodents. his ) money to buy a pet flea. fleas ) life span can be over fifty years. so he buried it. fleas ) life span can be over fifty years. since a large (fleas. (Todds. However. grandmothers ) yard.Name:________________________________________________________________________________ DO NOW. since a large (fleas. 1. 5. 4. grandmothers ) yard. grandmother s. 1. 3. flea s) feet get wet. My brother Branford has been saving (his. grandmother s. flea s. In my (grandmothers. (Todds. rush it quickly to the vet. However. some ticks grow to be the size of small rodents. 2. caring for one is a big commitment. If a (fleas. Circle the word that best completes each sentence. 3. Name:________________________________________________________________________________ DO NOW. rush it quickly to the vet. Todd s Todds ) toad croaked. caring for one is a big commitment. fleas .

Name:________________________________________________________________________ DO NOW. 5. shown) you how to make balloon worms? 4. people who work in bell towers never sing in the shower. piece) and (quite. Choose the word in parentheses that best completes the sentence. sputtered Spacely. past) its audition for the title role in Godzilla. 6. 6. Has anyone ever (shone. To protect himself from the rainy (whether. weather). past) its audition for the title role in Godzilla. quiet). weather). I (loose. Choose the word in parentheses that best completes the sentence. Because they crave (peace. uh what was I saying? Name:________________________________________________________________________ DO NOW. 3. 2. and. The lucky lizard (passed. sputtered Spacely. Sometimes. weight) within a margin of error of three hundred pounds. The lucky lizard (passed. people who work in bell towers never sing in the shower. Dwayne wrapped himself in cellophane. I (loose. uh what was I saying? . Because they crave (peace. 1. Sometimes. Lester can guess almost anyone s (wait. 3. piece) and (quite. Lester can guess almost anyone s (wait. Has anyone ever (shone. To protect himself from the rainy (whether. lose) my train of thought. lose) my train of thought. shown) you how to make balloon worms? 4. 1. weight) within a margin of error of three hundred pounds. Dwayne wrapped himself in cellophane. and. 2. 5. quiet).

_____ Jane s mother. But c. Jubilee sits in a chair in Jane s London home. What conjunction best completes sentence 4? a. her father gave her a toy chimpanzee named Jubilee. So b. Jane Goodall was born in London. Jane Goodall was born in London. Read the passage and answer the questions that follow. on April 3. a famous anthropologist. [10]At the time. 1934. and Jane began planning a study of a group of chimpanzees who were living on the shores of Lake Tanganyika in Kenya. England. Make no change 4. this was a radical idea. the authorities gave Jane the clearance she needed in order to go to Africa and begin her study. on her second birthday. on April 3. [7]At the time. 1934 and on her second birthday. her father gave her a toy chimpanzee named Jubilee. [9]At first. on April 3. c. 1934.Name:________________________________________________________________________________ DO NOW. on April 3. long-term research of the great conservationist. b. on April 3. agreed to join her so that she would not be alone. _____ women did not go to Africa by themselves. England. [4]Jubilee was named after a baby chimp in the London Zoo. they thought it was too dangerous for a woman to live in the wilds of Africa alone. her father gave her a toy chimpanzee named Jubilee. d. so on her second birthday. Jane Goodall was born in London. her father gave her a toy chimpanzee named Jubilee. [5]To this day. [2]Jane Goodall was born in London. [6]From an early age. Nor b. on her second birthday. 1934. So d. England. 1934. England. Yet c. George Leakey. in the early 1940s. What is the best way to combine sentences 2 and 3? a. And 3. the British authorities would not approve their plan. [11]Finally. What change should be made to sentence 6? a. 2. What conjunction best completes sentence 7? a. England. Jane was fascinated by animals and animal stories and by the age of 10. Vanne. [3]On her second birthday. Change stories to storys b. ______ the gift seemed to foretell the course Jane s life would take. her father gave her a toy chimpanzee named Jubilee. Jane Goodall [1]Much of the information we have today about chimpanzees comes from the groundbreaking. 1. Jane Goodall. Add a comma before and d. Jane Goodall was born in London. Change there to their c. she was talking about going to Africa to live among the animals there. For d. [8]Dr. For .

it is also one of the tallest. a well-recognized landmark in the United States.a mile-wide stretch of water that connects the San Francisco Bay to the Pacific Ocean. architects.a mile-wide stretch of water that connects the San Francisco Bay to the Pacific Ocean. The Golden Gate Bridge.Name:________________________________________________________________________________ DO NOW. d. spans the Golden Gate Strait . Read the passage below and answer the questions that follow. The Golden Gate Bridge is a well-recognized landmark in the United States which spans the Golden Gate Strait . .a mile-wide stretch of water that connects the San Francisco Bay to the Pacific Ocean. Choose the version of sentence 4 that best corrects the error. The Golden Gate Bridge is a well-recognized landmark in the United States. d. it is also one of the tallest. [3]The Golden Gate Bridge itself connects the city of San Francisco with Marin County on the other side of the Strait. What is the best way to combine sentences 1 and 2? a. even though he had little experience with the construction of suspension bridges.a mile-wide stretch of water that connects the San Francisco Bay to the Pacific Ocean. while it is also one of the tallest. it is also one of the tallest. While the Golden Gate Bridge is one of the most beautiful bridges in the world. and designers made vital contributions to the design and construction of the bridge. [4]While the Golden Gate Bridge is one of the most beautiful bridges in the world it is also one of the tallest. [2]The Golden Gate Bridge spans the Golden Gate Strait . other engineers.a mile-wide stretch of water that connects the San Francisco Bay to the Pacific Ocean. c. a. b. The Golden Gate Bridge spans the Golden Gate Strait . [7]For this reason. b. a well-recognized landmark in the United States. [5]Joseph Strauss was the chief engineer in charge of the bridge project. The Golden Gate Bridge is one of the most beautiful bridges in the world. 1. it spans the Golden Gate Strait . While the Golden Gate Bridge is one of the most beautiful bridges in the world. [1]The Golden Gate Bridge is a well-recognized landmark in the United States. The Golden Gate Bridge is one of the most beautiful bridges in the world. [8]Because the Golden Gate Bridge is the first sight for many people arriving in the United States by ship it is sometimes called the Statue of Liberty for the West Coast. 2. c.

Where should a comma be added to sentence 8? a. After ship . Change chief to chef c. What is the best way to revise sentence 5? a. Change bridges to bridge s b. Change the comma to a semi-colon d.3. After people c. Remove the comma after project 4. After sight d. After Because b.

Which transition word or phrase would best complete sentence 8? a. [7]After the release of tension. [5]Doctors agree that performing calisthenics or participating in an active sport for thirty minutes releases tension. [6]If a person swims. [1]In recent years many people have become increasingly aware of the need for physical fitness. [8]___________. television or billboard. Where should the following sentence be added to the third paragraph? Moreover. First b. Additionally c. For instance d. For example d. jogs or rides a bicycle for half that time. [2]Almost everywhere people turn. [12]Having improved muscle tone. a benefit of exercise is an improved appearance. whether it is to a newsstand.[11]A person who is ten pounds overweight. petty irritations and frustrations should be less troubling. may be able to burn away most excess fat and to tighten muscles. b. Read the passage below and answer the questions that follow. an employee upset by the day's work and by traffic congestion may rush home. d. and increases stamina. he or she will wear clothes more attractively and comfortably. advice for guarding and improving health bombards them. Consequently 2. posture and overall appearance. argue with the family. Also c. exercise releases tension. a. [9]__________. [10]This benefit is not as immediate as the first because it may take up to a month to show results. To begin b. he or she should sleep better at night and have a better temperament the next day. but taking about thirty minutes to release frustrations through physical exercise could help him or her to avoid this behavior. this improved appearance will provide confidence and impress others. and eat excessively. c. After sentence 9 After sentence 10 After sentence 11 After sentence 12 . To close 3. 1. [3]But there is value to this push for staying healthy because regular exercise releases tension. improves appearance. Which transition word or phrase would best complete sentence 9? a. for instance. thereby reshaping the physique.Name:________________________________________________________________________________ DO NOW. [4]First.

Circle the word which contains an error in the use of cause/effect conjunctions. whereas before he would eat fatty red meat and deep-fried dishes several times a week. So my father is in better shape than some of his children are! . even though he is over eighty years of age. His good health is also since his cutting down on the wrong kinds of foods. he is in excellent condition because he has stopped smoking cigarettes. He swims three times a week at the local gym.Name ________________________ Cohort__________________________ Do Now: Cause & Effect conjunctions Directions: Read the paragraph below. For example. He quit smoking cigarettes because of whenever he climbed stairs he would invariably stop several times and cough loudly. nowadays he seldom does so. For one thing. He has more energy as a result He is also in good physical shape as a consequence his devotion to exercise. and on sunny days he prefers to walk home rather than take the bus. There are several possible reasons why my father is in excellent health.

Subordinating conjunctions are used to help connect parts of a sentence that are unequal. 5. S 1. I was instructed to clean my room. Coordinating conjunctions connect parts of a sentence that are equivalent. or clauses. I had to complete my homework. phrases. 3. Note: Conjunctions are words that connect words. Example: She is happy as she won the lottery. Coordinating conjunctions connect parts of a sentence that are equivalent. Name:________________________________________________________________________ Do Now: Coordinating and Subordinating Conjunctions Directions: Underline the conjunction and then label it with S if it is a subordinating conjunction or C if it is a coordinating conjunction. . Subordinating conjunctions are used to help connect parts of a sentence that are unequal. 3. S 1. Billy wears weird clothes. so John ran out to get his dog. Billy wears weird clothes. 5. he came to my party. I had to complete my homework. Note: Conjunctions are words that connect words. I walk to school as it is nearby. I was instructed to clean my room. he acts insane. moreover. phrases. moreover. I walk to school as it is nearby. 2. furthermore. It was raining. It was raining. 4. he came to my party. Example: She is happy as she won the lottery. 4. furthermore. or clauses.Name:________________________________________________________________________ Do Now: Coordinating and Subordinating Conjunctions Directions: Underline the conjunction and then label it with S if it is a subordinating conjunction or C if it is a coordinating conjunction. so John ran out to get his dog. Though James had broken his leg. he acts insane. Though James had broken his leg. 2.

swimsuit. ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ . I will jog to the bus stop. My car has broken down. I need to take the bus. I am going to the gym. I will get to the gym by 11 am. It will be part of my workout. shorts.Name:_____________________________________________________________________ Do Now: Coordinating & Subordinating Conjunctions Directions: Using coordinating and subordinating conjunctions. I will get changed. rewrite the following paragraphs for better sentence variety. I will do the bike for 15 minutes. I will go home. and show them to a teacher. I will lift weights for 30 minutes. I will go into the sauna several times. a towel and a top into my bag. I will go into the hot tub. I am going to put my runners. I will go into the pool. I'll stretch for 10 minutes.

The neighborhood is noisy.Name ___________________ Cohort ___________________ Cause and Effect Conjunctions Here are some common conjunctions that can be used to express cause and effect: since because consequently as a result therefore for this reason because of + noun phrase due to + noun phrase so Directions: Combine the pair of sentences below into ONE sentence. She missed her TV program. He won the wrestling match. Janice got home late. Rewrite: ______________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________ Calvin went out to celebrate. using appropriate cause or effect transitions from the list at the bottom. Rewrite: ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ My brother does not sleep very well. He woke up late. Rewrite: ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ . Rewrite: ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________ Alvin missed the bus.

Name_______________________ Cohort _________________________ DO NOW. a coronet of high grade asphalt encircling the city. There are twelve tubular service stations. and in 3 sentences. the glittering catseyes and the smooth. the plentiful sodium lamps that loop above the carriageways. It has seven broad lanes in each direction. Not every road has its own fan club but the Great Orbital deserves one. The sweeping bridges and plunging underpasses. At night. Read the passage. AC Tillyer The Orbital Road. sound absorbent surfacing make it a pleasure to use. fog detectors flood the lanes with a lambent blue glow. Built for practical reasons. µThe Orbital Road¶ is taken from the collection µAn A-Z of Possible Worlds¶ from Roast Books Place your explanation below: _____________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________ . it is nevertheless an object of astonishing beauty. tell me how conjunctions make the sentences significant or not. identify. sliding like water through the gentle countryside of the river basin. positioned around the perimeter like numbers on a clock face. health centres and viewing galleries. glass towers of calm and comfort with relaxation lounges. form a vortex of orange light and in low visibility.