Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Day 14!

Welcome back from your long weekend! I hope it was enjoyable for you. I'm sure you are all so excited to get back to work!

Today we will start with our Commonly Confused Words for the week.

After that, we will begin (or continue) viewing The Crucible. Remember, you are looking for examples of when the people are acting as good Puritans and when they are being intolerant of others. You will need to fill this in on your chart!

Here are your commonly confused words for the week:

1. to, too, two 

to (prep)- movement toward; in a direction toward; toward or reaching the state of

example: Daren went through the hall, into the room, and up to the front.
example: Please take this letter to the post office and mail it.

too (adv)- in addition; also; more than sufficient; excessively
example: Marich and Meghan wanted to go to the circus, too.
example: Rheatha used too much butter in the cake recipe.

two (n., adj, pronoun)- the number 2; equal to one plus one; having two parts
example: I have told you two times that a negative times a negative equals a positive! Duh.

Often there are (to, too, two) many people (to, too, two) tell a secret. Any more than (to, too, two) poses a serious threat that the secret will be revealed. (To, Too, Two) often we make the mistake of trusting (to, too, two) many people, and we hear the secret coming back to us from (to, too, two) different sources. It is like walking into a stone wall, because the shock is almost (to, too, two) much to bear. The (to, too, two) lessons (to, too, two) be learned are that more than (to, too, two) people can't keep a secret, so tell it only (to, too, two) the one person you trust most.

2. which, witch

which (adj, pronoun)-  the particular one or ones
example: Brian had difficulty deciding which fishing rod to buy.
example: His decisionwas based upon which of the rods came with a reel.
witch (n)- a woman who practices sorcery; an ugly, old, vicious woman
example: In Salem, Massachusetts, there is an active coven of witches.

1. I always had difficulty deciding (which, witch) dessert I like best.
2. You have given me several reasons, none of (which, witch) is acceptable.
3. The children were afraid of the old woman because they thought she was a (which, witch).
4. (Which, Witch) of these suits do you like better?
5. In Shakespeare's Macbeth, the (whiches, witches) tell Macbeth several prophecies.
6. Write two original sentences. Use which in one and witch in the other.

3. woman, women

woman (n)-  an adult female human

example: Madeleine Albright was the first woman to serve as United States Secretary of State

women (n)- the plural form of woman
example: Two of the women in the band played guitar.

1. Gwyneth Paltrow is one of the (woman, women) in show business who has succeeded both on stage and in movies.
2. Four (woman, women) in the United States Senate are from California and Maine.
3. (Woman, Women) have fought for years to receive equal pay for equal work.
4. Eleanor Roosevelt was one (woman, women) highly admired by the American public.
5. Write two sentences of your own. Use woman in one and women  in the other.

Words provided by: 
Gentile, William W., Sr. Daily Warm Ups Commonly Confused Words. Portland, ME: Walch, 2003. Print.