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Writing Process Parts of Speech Capitalization
Writing Process Parts of Speech Capitalization
Writing Process Parts of Speech Capitalization
Writing Process Parts of Speech Capitalization
Writing Process Parts of Speech Capitalization

Writing Process Parts of Speech

Capitalization

Writing Process

Prewrite

What is your purpose for writing?

How are you going to achieve this purpose?

Who is your reader?

Use journalistic questions

Freewriting

Cubing

Webbing/clustering

Listing

More prewriting questions -

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Writing Process

Prewrite, Plan

Why create an outline?

Helps to keep track of large amounts of info

Helps organize ideas

Presents material in logical form

Shows relationships among ideas

Defines boundaries and groups

Writing Process

Prewrite, Plan

2 types of outlines Topic Sentence

Outlines should be balanced

Writing Process

Prewrite

Plan

Drafting

Rough draft, early version of final copy

Writing Process

Prewrite Plan

Drafting

Proofread

Peer review grammar and process

Writing Process

Prewrite

Plan

Rough draft

Proofread

Publish

All done! Final copy

Basic MLA format

Must be typed, double-spaced, one sided,

stapled

Only one space after punctuation

1 inch margins, Times New Roman, 12 point font

Title centered

Include heading

Your name Instructor name

Class

Due Date

Page number in upper right hand corner

Parts of Speech Noun name of a person, place, thing, or concept The best part
Parts of Speech Noun name of a person, place, thing, or concept The best part

Parts of Speech

Noun

name of a person, place, thing, or concept

Parts of Speech Noun name of a person, place, thing, or concept The best part of
Parts of Speech Noun name of a person, place, thing, or concept The best part of

The best part of dinner was the chef’s newest

dessert.
dessert.
Parts of Speech Pronoun word used in place of a noun We were intrigued by
Parts of Speech Pronoun word used in place of a noun We were intrigued by
Parts of Speech Pronoun word used in place of a noun We were intrigued by
Parts of Speech Pronoun word used in place of a noun We were intrigued by

Parts of Speech

Pronoun

word used in place of a noun

Parts of Speech Pronoun word used in place of a noun We were intrigued by the

We were intrigued by the video that the fifth

word used in place of a noun We were intrigued by the video that the fifth

graders produced as their final project.

Parts of Speech Verb usually expresses action or being There were fifty apples on the
Parts of Speech Verb usually expresses action or being There were fifty apples on the
Parts of Speech Verb usually expresses action or being There were fifty apples on the
Parts of Speech Verb usually expresses action or being There were fifty apples on the

Parts of Speech

Verb

usually expresses action or being

Parts of Speech Verb usually expresses action or being There were fifty apples on the tree
Parts of Speech Verb usually expresses action or being There were fifty apples on the tree
Parts of Speech Verb usually expresses action or being There were fifty apples on the tree
Parts of Speech Verb usually expresses action or being There were fifty apples on the tree
Parts of Speech Verb usually expresses action or being There were fifty apples on the tree

There were fifty apples on the tree before the frost

killed them.

Parts of Speech Adjective modifies a noun or pronoun usually answers questions such as Which

Parts of Speech

Adjective

modifies a noun or pronoun usually answers questions such as

Which one? What kind? How many? Articles a, an, and the also adjectives

kind? How many? Articles a, an, and the also adjectives The decision was unpopular. A defendant
kind? How many? Articles a, an, and the also adjectives The decision was unpopular. A defendant
kind? How many? Articles a, an, and the also adjectives The decision was unpopular. A defendant
kind? How many? Articles a, an, and the also adjectives The decision was unpopular. A defendant

The decision was unpopular.

an, and the also adjectives The decision was unpopular. A defendant should be judged on the
an, and the also adjectives The decision was unpopular. A defendant should be judged on the

A defendant should be judged on the evidence

adjectives The decision was unpopular. A defendant should be judged on the evidence provided to the

provided to the jury, not on hearsay.

Parts of Speech Adverb modifies a verb , an adjective, or an adverb usually answers
Parts of Speech Adverb modifies a verb , an adjective, or an adverb usually answers

Parts of Speech

Adverb

modifies a verb , an adjective, or an adverb usually answers questions such as

When? Where? Why? How? Under what conditions? To what degree?

Where? Why? How? Under what conditions? To what degree? Pull firmly on the emergency handle. Be

Pull firmly on the emergency handle.

To what degree? Pull firmly on the emergency handle. Be extremely kind, and you will probably
To what degree? Pull firmly on the emergency handle. Be extremely kind, and you will probably

Be extremely kind, and you will probably have many

friends.

Parts of Speech Preposition indicates the relationship between the noun or pronoun that follows it

Parts of Speech

Preposition

indicates the relationship between the noun or pronoun that follows it and another word in the

sentence (pg. 380)

that follows it and another word in the sentence (pg. 380) The road to the summit
that follows it and another word in the sentence (pg. 380) The road to the summit
that follows it and another word in the sentence (pg. 380) The road to the summit

The road to the summit travels past craters from

an extinct volcano.

Parts of Speech Conjunction connects words or word groups She ran to the car, and

Parts of Speech

Conjunction

connects words or word groups

Parts of Speech Conjunction connects words or word groups She ran to the car, and he
Parts of Speech Conjunction connects words or word groups She ran to the car, and he

She ran to the car, and he drove away.

Parts of Speech Conjunction connects words or word groups She ran to the car, and he
Parts of Speech Conjunction connects words or word groups She ran to the car, and he
Parts of Speech Activity Freewrite – write about given topic for five minutes without stopping

Parts of Speech Activity

Freewrite write about given topic for five minutes

without stopping or paying attention to grammar or

mechanics

Call-Out incorporate the words called out into your freewrite

Topic: Are you for or against the death penalty?

Parts of Speech Activity

Topic: Are you for or against the death penalty?

Leprechauns

Orange Hump day

Cornstarch

Skittles

Camel

Over-thinking

Ambivalent (having mixed feelings about something…unable to choose)

Capitalization Always capitalize the first word in a direct quote. The manager yelled, “be quiet

Capitalization

Always capitalize the first word in a

direct quote. The manager yelled, “be quiet or get out!”

quote. The manager yelled, “be quiet or get out!” When a quote is broken, the second

When a quote is broken, the second part is not capitalized unless it is a

new sentence.

second part is not capitalized unless it is a new sentence. “Let’s not,” he stated, “Make

“Let’s not,” he stated, “Make any quick decisions.”

Capitalization

Capitalization Capitalize a person’s name (or initials) and any title that comes before the name. At

Capitalize a person’s name (or initials) and any title that comes before the

name. At that point senator h.b. Jones and doctor joyce ray entered the room.

senator h.b. Jones and doctor joyce ray entered the room. Always capitalize the days of the
senator h.b. Jones and doctor joyce ray entered the room. Always capitalize the days of the
senator h.b. Jones and doctor joyce ray entered the room. Always capitalize the days of the
senator h.b. Jones and doctor joyce ray entered the room. Always capitalize the days of the
senator h.b. Jones and doctor joyce ray entered the room. Always capitalize the days of the

Always capitalize the days of the week and months of the year. Do NOT capitalize the seasons.

His birthday is friday, october 2, but mine is in the Summer.

week and months of the year. Do NOT capitalize the seasons. His birthday is friday, october
week and months of the year. Do NOT capitalize the seasons. His birthday is friday, october

Capitalization

Capitalization Always capitalize the names of races, nationalities, languages, and religions. The african american man

Always capitalize the names of races, nationalities, languages, and

religions. The african american man was a baptist and the spaniard was a catholic.

american man was a baptist and the spaniard was a catholic. Capitalize words describing the Deity
american man was a baptist and the spaniard was a catholic. Capitalize words describing the Deity
american man was a baptist and the spaniard was a catholic. Capitalize words describing the Deity
american man was a baptist and the spaniard was a catholic. Capitalize words describing the Deity
american man was a baptist and the spaniard was a catholic. Capitalize words describing the Deity

Capitalize words describing the Deity God, the Savior, the Lord, Jehovah and holy books

Catholics study the bible.

words describing the Deity – God, the Savior, the Lord, Jehovah – and holy books Catholics

Capitalization

Capitalization Do not capitalize the nonspecific use of the word “god.” The word “polytheistic” means the

Do not capitalize the nonspecific use of the word “god.”

The word “polytheistic” means the worship of more than one God.

“polytheistic” means the worship of more than one God. Always capitalize geographical areas, but not directions.

Always capitalize geographical areas, but not directions.

Always capitalize geographical areas, but not directions. He found the pace of life slower in the

He found the pace of life slower in the south than in the north.

not directions. He found the pace of life slower in the south than in the north.
not directions. He found the pace of life slower in the south than in the north.
not directions. He found the pace of life slower in the south than in the north.

He was traveling South on the interstate.

Capitalization Capitalize the first word and other important words in the name of abook, play,

Capitalization

Capitalize the first word and other important words in the name of abook, play, poem, or song.

important words in the name of abook, play, poem, or song. Jerry’s favorite book is the

Jerry’s favorite book is the catcher in the rye.

song. Jerry’s favorite book is the catcher in the rye. Capitalize the name of historic events
song. Jerry’s favorite book is the catcher in the rye. Capitalize the name of historic events
song. Jerry’s favorite book is the catcher in the rye. Capitalize the name of historic events

Capitalize the name of historic events and periods. Do not capitalize century

numbers.

events and periods. Do not capitalize century numbers. It is often said that the second world
events and periods. Do not capitalize century numbers. It is often said that the second world
events and periods. Do not capitalize century numbers. It is often said that the second world
events and periods. Do not capitalize century numbers. It is often said that the second world

It is often said that the second world

and periods. Do not capitalize century numbers. It is often said that the second world war

war ushered in the atomic age.

and periods. Do not capitalize century numbers. It is often said that the second world war
and periods. Do not capitalize century numbers. It is often said that the second world war
and periods. Do not capitalize century numbers. It is often said that the second world war
and periods. Do not capitalize century numbers. It is often said that the second world war
Capitalization Capitalize the names of specific buildings, specific places, specific organizations, and specific things.

Capitalization

Capitalize the names of specific buildings, specific places, specific organizations, and specific things.

Radio city music hall is located in new york city.

specific places, specific organizations, and specific things. Radio city music hall is located in new york
specific places, specific organizations, and specific things. Radio city music hall is located in new york
specific places, specific organizations, and specific things. Radio city music hall is located in new york
specific places, specific organizations, and specific things. Radio city music hall is located in new york
specific places, specific organizations, and specific things. Radio city music hall is located in new york
specific places, specific organizations, and specific things. Radio city music hall is located in new york

Grammar Task

Grammar Task 1. Rank the five stages of the writing process in order of which you

1. Rank the five stages of the writing process in

order of which you find the least to most difficult

and explain why.

2. In freewrite, circle and label one example of each part of speech. (noun, verb, pronoun, adjective,

adverb, conjunction, and preposition)

3. Write one sentence illustrating each

capitalization rule (there are 7).

For Thursday Read Behrens Chapter 3 1. What is a thesis statement? What is its
For Thursday Read Behrens Chapter 3 1. What is a thesis statement? What is its
For Thursday Read Behrens Chapter 3 1. What is a thesis statement? What is its
For Thursday Read Behrens Chapter 3 1. What is a thesis statement? What is its

For Thursday

Read Behrens Chapter 3

1.

What is a thesis statement? What is its purpose?

2.

What are the components of a thesis statement?

3.

What is a working thesis? What is its purpose?

4.

Name and describe three types of thesis

statements.

5.

What are some strategies for writing an

introduction?

6.

What are some strategies for writing a conclusion?