Lesson 2

Create Vocabulary Matching Cards for the following terms:

Accusative Case: The form of a pronoun showing that the pronoun is the object of a verb (He hit me.) or the object of a preposition (Take it away from him). The object pronouns are always the accusative case: me, her, him, us, them, whom. They are also called the objective case.

Antecedent: A word or words to which pronouns refer.

                        Example: Alice (antecedent) asked for her (pronoun referring to Alice) dog.

Apposition: Placement of a noun or noun substitute next to another to explain or identify it.

                        Example: Richard the lion hearted

Assignment: Write three sentences using the Accusative Case.

                        Write three sentences in which you use an antecedent.

                        Write three sentences containing an example of apposition.

The suggested essay for this lesson is a descriptive essay about a person of your choice. Use at least one example of each grammar concept in the lesson. Your essay needs to be four or five paragraphs long. Include an introductory paragraph with a good thesis. Here are two examples of thesis statements.

Example 1: My grandfather, Frederick Conover, was not the most important person in my life; however, his presence gave comfort, predictability, and a sense of generational continuity to my life.

Example 2:  President ________ was a likable, yet flawed leader.

Step 1: Choose a person.

Step 2: Make up two or three thesis sentences about this person and choose the best one.

Step 3: Create your outline using your thesis sentence as the basis.

Step 4: Begin to write your rough draft. Stay on topic and the sequence of your outline.

Step 5: Reread and edit several times.

Step 6: Check your voice, and choice of words.

Step 7: Edit and get someone else to edit. Ask them to ask question if they are confused or                                                wondering about something.

Step 8: Locate and note placement of the three grammar concepts you were to use.