[Thirty second meeting]

Objective:
Reinforce understanding of grammar and mechanics.

Classwork:
Print the paper and chunk it into sections of five pages per chunk.

The focus of this class is punctuation, homonyms (words that sound the same and are spelled in a different manner), misused words and problem phrases.

At the top of the first page of the first chunk, write the word: parentheses; then highlight the parentheses in the chunk - the purpose is to confirm my understanding of how, appropriately, to use parentheses.
I will then correct any of the highlighted elements in this section that are not written properly.
At the top of the first page of the second chunk, write the word: ellipses; then highlight the ellipses in the chunk or highlight where the ellipses should be written.
I will then correct any of the highlighted elements in this section that are not written properly.

Next, to examine homonyms, I am to visit the website:
http://wsuonline.weber.edu/wrh/words.htm
I will scan the website.
The words on which I am to focus are: accept/except, affect/effect, than/then, a lot/allot, their/they're/ there, to/two/too.
At the top of the first page of the third chunk, write the word: homonyms; then highlight the homonyms in the chunk and make appropriate changes.
I will then correct any of the highlighted elements in this section that are not written properly.
At the top of the first page of the fourth chunk, write the word: good/well; highlight the words good and well in the chunk;
then, I am to identify the following as correct or incorrect and explain why. (This is to be hand-written on the back of the good/well chunk).
a. The coffee tasted well this morning.
b. The coffee tasted good this morning.
c. The pitcher is looking good today.
d. He pitches good.
e. He pitches well.
f. I do not feel very good.

Finally, I am to examine my paper for misused words and problem phrases:
lie/lay, then/than, farther/further, could of/could have, among/between; supposed to, used to, toward, couldn't care less, for all intents and purposes. When I see issues with the aforementioned phrases, I am supposed to make appropriate changes.

If I have other questions regarding punctuation, homonyms, misused words, and problem phrases, please refer to another resource:
http://www.drgrammar.org/faqs/
This has many other elements of writing that are frequently mistaken by writers.


Homework:
Complete classwork.