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Aug. 17, 2012

vocab 7

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vocab 7

Aug. 06, 2012

Unit one reading

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Please read this will be on unit one quiz:-)

Aug. 01, 2012

Vocab 5

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files: vocab5.docx

words for vocab 5

Aug. 01, 2012

Childrens book grading scale

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Please use this to do you initial grade of the project and then send to proctor

Thank you

State of Indiana Education

Home School Division

July 17, 2012

Vocab 4

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Vocab 4

July 12, 2012

ws 8

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ws 8

July 11, 2012

Vocab 3

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Words in this Test:
adverse
arid
assailant
billow
confront
constrain
contemporary
depict
disinterested
encompass
groundless
hypocrite
incomprehensible
manipulate
maximum
mimic
ruffle
serene
sheepish
stamina

July 11, 2012

ws7

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ws 7 due online

July 06, 2012

Cite worksheet and information

worksheet and print out

June 27, 2012

Egg project details

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this is your packet to start egg project we will start this next week :-)

June 27, 2012

Vocab 1

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Vocabulary Tests for Seniors - Unit 1
 

coherent
belabor
eschew
acquisitive
emulate
arrogate
banal
excoriation
congeal
carping
substantiate
temporize
largesse
tenable
insatiable
reconnaissance
germane
ramify
intransigent
taciturn
invidious

June 27, 2012

vocab 2

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apparel
besiege
compress
denounce
dispatch
douse
expressly
famished
forsake
gainful
immense
inept
ingenious
instantaneous
irk
libel
misgiving
oaf
recede
repast

June 20, 2012

English worksheet 5

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This is Thurs. worksheet : )

THEY’RE, THEIR, and THERE
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English has three words that sound the same, but are actually quite different.
They’re seems as though it could mean many things. Actually, it is a contraction of they are.
The confusion probably relates to the fact that people are unsure about using apostrophes. When
you write they're, ask yourself whether you can substitute they are. If not, you have made a
mistake.
Their and Theirs are possessive pronouns similar to her and hers and our and ours. The fact that
heir (referring to a person who inherits something) is hidden in the words their and theirs might
help you remember that these are possessive pronouns. Another thing to remember with their
and theirs is that possessive pronouns do not take apostrophes as shown in these sentences:
They eat their hamburgers with ketchup.
I think the car is theirs.
Because of the old rule about “I before e except after c,” people sometimes misspell this word as
t-h-i-e-r. You can avoid this problem by remembering that all three of these words (they, their,
and there) begin with the same three letters: T-H-E.
There is the most common of these three words. It is used in such sentences as:
There goes the ball--out of the park!
Put it right there!
There are not many home runs hit like that.
Another helpful hint is that here is buried inside there. The phrase “here and there” might help
you remember that T-H-E-R-E is the word that people sometimes use to point to a place.
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PRACTICE EXERCISE
Fill in the blanks in these sentences with the appropriate form: they’re, their, there.
1. _______ dog is an annoying mutt.
2. _______ once was a bird called a Dodo.
3. My aunt and uncle are arriving tomorrow. ___________ coming from
California.
4. Many years ago __________ were not any cars, so people used to travel by
horse and carriage.
5. My neighbors have bought a second car. ________ new one is candy apple
red.
6. Surprisingly, both of __________ cars are 4WD.
7. If you look over ____________ you will see the beautiful sunset.
8. Have you seen where __________ building that new road?
9. I think __________ address is 1171 Newlands Road.
10. Do you know what ____________ phone number is?

June 20, 2012

English worksheet 4

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write your answers on a piece of paper or you can print the worksheet this is for Wed.
LIE vs. LAY

I would not be a liar if I told you that
People lay their puppies down.
Puppies lie on people.
People lie on beds.
It is bad to lie to a friend.
It is also bad to get laid off (that is, set aside by your employer.)
Lie means, “to repose.” It is intransitive and never takes an object, as in,
I lie down to sleep.
A different lie that is spelled and pronounced the same means, “to fabricate or mislead” someone
through speech as in,
He lied to me. or He told a lie.
Lay means, “to put.” It is transitive and always takes an object as in,
I lay my baby down to sleep.
Here is a chart showing how these three confusing words are conjugated:
Present Tense Past Tense Past Participle Present Participle
(telling an lie lied have lied is lying
untruth)
transitive lay laid have laid is laying
verb
intransitive lie lay have lain is lying
verb
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PRACTICE EXERCISE:
In the following sentences, write in the correct form of these three confusing verbs. It will be
one of the verbs shown in the chart
1.Would you please ____________ the book on the desk and help me?
2. Don’t __________ to me; I promise not to be mad if only you will tell the truth.
3. Why don’t you ____________ down and take a nap before we go?
4. After ___________down the concrete, the workers began to dig another trench.
5. The mother told her son to ______________ still.
6. She has ___________in bed for four months now.
7. As I ____________ me down to sleep, I pray the Lord my soul to keep.
8. Someone __________ the treasures there hundreds of years ago.
9. They ____________ out $4,000 for their daughter's wedding reception.
10. Mark Harris has written a book with an ambiguous title, “__________ in Bed.”
Now write one sentence of your own using the past tense of these three verbs:
1. ________________________________________________________________
2. ________________________________________________________________
3. ________________________________________________________________

June 20, 2012

EnglishWorksheet 6

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Fri worksheet  Also make sure you have your story done for Vocab words with the correct meanings Have a Good Weekend!

Choosing Between Affect and Effect
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Here are some rules and examples that will help you understand the difference between
the words affect and effect. Although there are a few exceptions, you will be right more
than 90% of the time if you remember to use affect as a verb as shown in these first three
examples.
Affect (ALWAYS A VERB)
1. To have an influence on
EXAMPLE: The price of gasoline affects the economy.
2. To respond to the emotions of; touch or move.
EXAMPLE: The news of his wife’s affair did not affect the husband.
3. To attack or infect, as a disease
EXAMPLE: High cholesterol can affect the heart.
In contrast, effect is nearly always used as a noun. Some people help themselves
remember this by thinking of the special effects in some of their favorite films. See how
in these examples effect is used as a noun.
Effect (NEARLY ALWAYS A NOUN)
1. Something brought about by a cause
EXAMPLE: The effect of his missing class was getting assigned to Saturday
detention.
2. The power to produce an outcome or achieve a result; influence
EXAMPLE: The effects of the Tylenol should be felt within twenty minutes.
3. A scientific law, hypothesis, or phenomenon
EXAMPLE: The Greenhouse Effect is the rise in temperature that the Earth
experiences because certain gases in the atmosphere trap energy from the sun.
PRACTICE EXERCISE
A. In the four sentences below, fill in the blank spaces with either affect or effect. If
you are using one of them as a verb you may need to change its tense.
1. The D.A.R.E. program had a great ____________ on the student population.
2. Smoking cigarettes can _________ the lungs and possibly be the cause of death.
3. My best friend was greatly __________ by his mother’s recent death.
4. Drowsiness can be a side _________ of cold medicine.
B. In the four sentences below, circle the correct word to complete the sentence.
1. The senior class prank had a major affect/effect on the entire student body.
2. Studying for quizzes and exams can affect/effect a student’s final grades.
3. Carpooling can affect/effect the environment in a positive manner.
4. Some vitamins can have an instant affect/effect on the immune system.
C. Make up two sentences on your own, using affect in the first sentence and effect in
the second sentence.
1. _________________________________________________
2. _________________________________________________

June 20, 2012

We are going to go ahead and get a good start with our English Papers so this is the instructions for your first one

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The first paper is "The Person Who Inspires Me"

This paper is to be written on someone special to you. The length needs to be 6 pages double spaced Times New Roman Font 12 point size.

To begin this paper you will need to have an outline made

A. -------

 1. -----

2. ------

B. ----

and so on if you have ANY questions be sure to ask this has to be compleated correctly to receive credit from state. you need to decide on a person to write about in the first paragraph or so you need to tell why you chose this person following you need to include information on this person who they are to you what their profession is what they have done to inspire you and where you would be without them you need to include much more info to meet your total pages needed have fun with it but be sure to go by your outline

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