First Fives 2012-13 - Ashland Independent Schools

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FIRST FIVES
The Language of Literature - Daily Skillbuilders / Unit 1 & 2
American Literature & British Literature
Stepp / 2012-2013
Correct each sentence for spelling, punctuation and standard English
usage.
Unit 1 – E3
“Hey Carlos, James said,
whats the assignment for
english class tomorrow.”
Carlos replyed, we’re
supposed to read an iroquois
myth write a poem and
studying for a spelling test.
Correct each sentence for spelling, punctuation and standard English
usage.
Unit 1 – E4
It wasn’t until several centuries
after the poems action-between
AD 500 and 600 that Beowulf was
written down.
Before it was recorded the poem
as spoken aloud or sang by a
poet, also known as a scop.
Correct each sentence for spelling, punctuation and standard English
usage.
Unit 1 – E3
“Song of the Sky Loom” is an
apparantly simple yet truely complex
poem that espresses peoples longing
to be as pure as the natural world.
If we could really understand in what
sence our mother is the earth and our
father is the sky, than we would be
more respectfull of nature.
Correct each sentence for spelling, punctuation and standard English
usage.
Unit 1 – E4
The two greek epics titled the iliad
and the Odyssey are atributed to a
poet named homer.
Many greeks believed that homer
had been blind. Perhaps because
a character in the Odyssey a bard
called Demodokos is blind.
Correct each sentence for spelling, punctuation and standard English
usage.
Unit 1 – E3
many native american cultures
have there own versions of Coyote
Storys.
Coyote and the buffalo is a story
that is funny entertaining and it is
scary.
Correct each sentence for spelling, punctuation and standard English
usage.
Unit 1 – E4
The Exeter Book, one of the most
important sources of Old english
literature s a collection of poems
that includes The Seafarer The
Wanderer and The Wifes Lament.
the book also contains a famous
collection of riddles and several,
longer religious poems.
Correct each sentence for spelling, punctuation and standard English
usage.
Unit 1 – E3
did you go to the bank she
asked?
When a author writes a short
story, they may have to do some
research.
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usage.
Unit 1 – E4
Bede is the auther of many works his
History of English Church and People
is said to be the most informative and
artful account produced in medieval
England.
His book gives a detailed account of
the religous and political changes that
took place in england during the
spread of chrisitianity.
Correct each sentence for spelling, punctuation and standard English
usage.
Unit 1 – E3
Having died in the Spring, Momaday
returned to Rainy mountain in july to
mourn his grandmother.
If I remember correct, that were a
beautiful story of a man who cared
deeply for his ancesturs, and so
returned to the land where he was
born at.
Correct each sentence for spelling, punctuation and standard English
usage.
Unit 1 – E4
th
14
In the
century, when chaucer
wrote The Canterbury Tales
England had a population of about
2,500,000.
Small Market towns which were
seldom populated by more than
150 person dotted the english
Countryside.
Correct each sentence for spelling, punctuation and standard English
usage.
Unit 1 – E3
Alvar Núūez Cabeza de Vaca was a
Spanish explorer made an
extraordinary journy then years later
he wrote about it.
Members of Cabeza de Vacas group
sailed in ships, rode horseback, foot
travel, and drifting in barges before
finally reaching Mexico city.
Correct each sentence for spelling, punctuation and standard English
usage.
Unit 1 – E4
The War of the Roses were a
conflict between two nobel families
the yorks and the lancasters.
Niether family was ultimately
victorious Henry Tudor, a distant
relative of the Lancasters claimed
the thrown and ended it.
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usage.
Unit 1 – E3
Of Plymouth plantation a book by
William Bradford describes the
experiences of the pilgrim settlers
in north America.
The settlers of the new land was
further from home than theyd ever
been before and they faced many
challenges.
Correct each sentence for spelling, punctuation and standard English
usage.
Unit 1 – E4
Of all the pilgrems in The
canterbery tails, the pardoner is
one of the most complex figures.
We know he is’nt stupid because
his knowledge and ise of
pychology demonstrate his
inteligence.
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usage.
Unit 1 – E3
“Ava did you know that Olaudah
Equiano grew up I west Africa, in a
village call essaka”?
Roger asked.
“He wouldve growed up to rule
that village” said Ava “but he was
kidnapped and made a slave.”
Correct each sentence for spelling, punctuation and standard English
usage.
Unit 1 – E4
Inn Chaucer’s time, writers often
maligned women in stories buy
portraying them as weak charcters.
The wife of bath displays all of the
poorer qualities charged aginst
women in litrature, but she openly
glories in her posession of those
charactristics.
Correct each sentence for spelling, punctuation and standard English
usage.
Unit 1 – E3
The word blue in the title blue
highways does not refer to the
color of the asfault in Utah.
William Least Heat-Moon
suggests to Fritz that he is more
tolerant than many other.
Correct each sentence for spelling, punctuation and standard English
usage.
Unit 1 – E4
What does The arabian Nights,
Aesop’s Fables, Boccaccios
Decameron, chaucer’s The
Canterbury Tales, Grimm’s Fairy
Tales, and “Jack and the Beanstalk”
have in common?
Well, they can all be traced backbelieve it or not to the same
beginning: ancient indian litrature.
Correct each sentence for spelling, punctuation and standard English
usage.
Unit 1 – E3
My sojourn in the Lands of my
Ancestors is from Maya Angelous
book “All Gods Children need
Traveling Shoes.”
Angelou has been a dancer, writer
an actress and singer she read her
poem on the Pulse of Morning at
president Clinton’s inauguration.
Correct each sentence for spelling, punctuation and standard English
usage.
Unit 1 – E4
Barbara Allan hurryed to town to
get help for sir John but her
efforts were in vane.
Most ballads are about life
tradjedies, real or fictional, and
many deal with dissappointed
love.
Correct each sentence for spelling, punctuation and standard English
usage.
Unit 2 – E3
You must of read other lyric
poems.
To My dear and loving Husband
was published after she died,
because before, when anne
was alive she thought they were
too private for public view.
Correct each sentence for spelling, punctuation and standard English
usage.
Unit 1 – E4
King arthur and his Round table
have been the basis for stories
for centurys.
Among the famous versions are
TH White’s “The Once and
Future King.”
Correct each sentence for spelling, punctuation and standard English
usage.
Unit 2 – E3
Having been hanged, the town
eventually expressed regret for
Sarah’s death.
Muttering isn’t no crime we now
recognize that.
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usage.
Unit 1 – E4
Whom do you think is the more
famous literary hero of all time?
No one knows for sure whether
Arthur was a real person or not
some say he was military man
but others think he was a
member of Royalty.
Correct each sentence for spelling, punctuation and standard English
usage.
Unit 2 – E3
Sinners In The Hands Of An
Angry God is Jonathan Edwards
famousest sermon.
Edwards write sermons and
philosophical works and
religious works.
Correct each sentence for spelling, punctuation and standard English
usage.
Unit 1 – E4
Students please note the change in
peoples attitudes toward women
during the Middle Ages women in
literature asended to a new level.
Perhaps influenced by fasinating
arabian tales in which women were
idealized, french and Provencal poets
began relating tales of romance and
courtly love.
Correct each sentence for spelling, punctuation and standard English
usage.
Unit 2 – E3
Of all Arthur Miller plays I like
The Crucible better.
In puritan times they thought
hanging witchs was right today
few people woud agree.
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usage.
Unit 2 – E4
Elizabeth I the daughter of King
Henry VIII ruled england for
almost half a century.
Sir Thomas Wyatt had trained to
be a musician also wrote poetry
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usage.
Unit 2 – E3
What were the sequence of
events leading to the
declaration of independence!
Some of the colonists in Virginia
that Spring was ready to fight.
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usage.
Unit 2 – E4
In writing pastoral poetry the
words must be selected for
musical quality as well as
meaning.
While reading a poem by
Christopher Marlowe, my
glasses slipped down my nose.
Correct each sentence for spelling, punctuation and standard English
usage.
Unit 2 – E3
American Colonist’s engaged in
heated debates about weather
they should rebell against
Englend.
Many learned people was
influenced by philosopher, John
Locke’s, notion of “natural rights.”
Correct each sentence for spelling, punctuation and standard English
usage.
Unit 2 – E4
A product off 16th century
London Edmund Spenser knew
the city the court and the
univesity.
Edmund the son of John
Spenser a cloth maker attended
cambridge university.
Correct each sentence for spelling, punctuation and standard English
usage.
Unit 2 – E3
Around the time of the American
revolution women was not aloud
to make public speeches.
Phillis Wheatleys book of poetry
has been published in london, in
1773.
Correct each sentence for spelling, punctuation and standard English
usage.
Unit 2 – E4
William Shakespeare wrote too
long poems, venus and adnois
and the rape of lucrece.
William Shakespeare, and Anne
Hathaway was married , in
1582.
Correct each sentence for spelling, punctuation and standard English
usage.
Unit 2 – E3
What is an American? Is a essay
about America in the 1700s. When
many people left Europe to settle their
and make new lives for themselves.
Many in this early group of settlers
was in search of freedom
opportunities and equal rights not
gave to them in Europe.
Correct each sentence for spelling, punctuation and standard English
usage.
Unit 2 – E4
th
14
Francesso Petrarch is a
century poet whom established
the sonnet as a major form.
A beautiful women named Laura
was Petrarchs inspiration.
Correct each sentence for spelling, punctuation and standard English
usage.
Unit 2 – E3
Red Jacket a seneca chief was
knowed for his ability to speak
eloquent he used this skill to protect
the rights of Native Americans.
Christian missionarys wanted Native
Americans to abandon there
traditional religious beliefs. And adopt
Christian beliefs.
Correct each sentence for spelling, punctuation and standard English
usage.
Unit 2 – E4
Shakespeere found the historical
episodes and charcters for
MacBeth in a kronicle written by
Raphael Holinshed.
He folowed the storyes from the
chronicle closly, although he
combined some characters and
changed some other facts.
Correct each sentence for spelling, punctuation and standard English
usage.
Unit 2 – E3
Both Martin Luther King, jr. and
Malcolm X worked tireless for
equal rights.
You must of heard some of Dr
Kings speeches.
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usage.
Unit 2 – E4
Because of it’s image of the
rd
good shepherd the 23 Psalm is
a favorite reading for christians
and jews.
The Puritans were never to
busy too read there bibles.
Correct each sentence for spelling, punctuation and standard English
usage.
Unit 2 – E3
On tuesday would you like to go to the
main street cultural center with Renata
and I, there is a Exhibit honoring
Mexican American history.
These exhibit will learn the community
about Chicano poets artists and
political activists such as Rodolfo
Gonzales.
Correct each sentence for spelling, punctuation and standard English
usage.
Unit 2 – E4
Sir Frances Bacon whom
entered cambridge University at
the age of 12 wrote essays
about love and friendship.
Have you read the book by
Robert Burton titled the
anatomy of melancholy?
Correct each sentence for spelling, punctuation and standard English
usage.
Unit 2 – E4
John Donne was born in london
england in 1572.
After his father died in 1576 his
mother married dr. John
Syminges.
Correct each sentence for spelling, punctuation and standard English
usage.
Unit 2 – E4
Writing plays and poetry, Ben
Jonson’s reputation was made.
Young Ben Jonson could often
be seen by his mother while
writing in the kitchen.
Correct each sentence for spelling, punctuation and standard English
usage.
Unit 2 – E4
King Charles I a Stuart king desended
from the Scots inherited the throne of
england from his father James I.
King James wanted his sun to marry a
Spainish princess in order to bring
Spain and England closer but Charles
married a French princess instead.
Correct each sentence for spelling, punctuation and standard English
usage.
Unit 2 – E4
When we examine stanzas 63-64-6869 we see that the writer seem’s to be
preoccupied with the lack of control
humens can exercise over their own
lifes.
For instance in one stanza he
compares people to peaces on a
checker board, moved by the hand of
an unseen player.
Correct each sentence for spelling, punctuation and standard English
usage.
Unit 2 – E4
John Milton the author of many
sonnets’ and of Paradise Lost was a
supporter of Oliver Cromwell the head
of Englands government during the
Commonwealth period.
When the monarchy was restored in
1660 Milton had been considered to
be a political enemy because of his
past association’s.
Correct each sentence for spelling, punctuation and standard English
usage.
Unit 2 – E4
One of the ways we know the
power of a book is it’s influence
on the other speakers, and
writers.
Unconcious quotations, from
Paridise Lost, occur in everyday
speech.
Correct each sentence for spelling, punctuation and standard English
usage.
Unit 2 – E4
Margaret Lucas Cavendish, one
of the earlist woman writers in
english spent part of her life in
france.
As a young women, she
acompanied the Queen of
England to Paris, in 1645.
End of 1st Nine Weeks

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