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SkillsBank 4 Assignment Sheet

SkillsBank 4 Assignment Sheet--Writing

Language Series:

 

 

 

Capitalization

 

Score

Lesson #

Lesson

Date Completed

 

Test

Capitalization Pretest

 

 

1

First Word in a Sentence

 

 

2

First Word in a Quotation

 

 

3

Greetings and Closings in Letters

 

 

Practice

First Words Practice

 

 

4

names and Initials of People and Pets

 

 

5

names of Buildings, Monuments, Ships, etc.

 

 

6

Titles of Books, Magazines, Movies, etc.

 

 

7

Titles of School courses

 

 

Practice

Names and Titles Practice

 

 

Quiz

Quiz on Lessons 1 - 7

 

 

Thinking

Induction:Helping a Talented Writer Improve

 

 

8

Proper Adjectives

 

 

9

The Pronoun I

 

 

Practice

Proper Adjectives and the Pronoun I Practice

 

 

10

A Title Preceding a Person's Name

 

 

11

A Title Used in Place of a Person's Name

 

 

12

Titles That are Not Capitalized

 

 

Practice

Titles Practice

 

 

Quiz

Quiz on Lessons 8-12

 

 

Thinking

Classification:Tutoring Groups Within a Class

 

 

13

Names of Racial, Ethnic, and Religious Groups

 

 

14

Names of civic, Social, and Fraternal Groups

 

 

15

Names of Organizations, Businesses, etc.

 

 

Practice

Names of Businesses and Groups Practice

 

 

16

Names of Geographic and Political Divisions

 

 

17

Names of Natural Features

 

 

Practice

Names of Divisions and Features Practice

 

 

18

Names of Calendar Items

 

 

Practice

Names of Calendar Items Practice

 

 

Quiz

Quiz on Lessons 13-18

 

 

Thinking

Decision Making: Hiring a Secretary

 

 

Test

Capitalization Posttest

 

 

 

 

 

 

Grammar and Usage

 

 

 

Test

Grammar and usage Pretest

 

 

1

Identifying Verbs

 

 

2

Identifying subjects

 

 

3

Complete and Incomplete Sentences

 

 

Practice

Identifying Verbs, Subjects, Sentences Practice

 

 

4

Difficult Verbs

 

 

5

Difficult Nouns

 

 

Practice

Difficult Verbs and Nouns Practice

 

 

Quiz

Quiz on Lessons 1-5

 

 

Thinking

Induction:A Television Writer Improves

 

 

6

Verb Agreement with Subject in Number

 

 

7

Verb Agreement with Tense of Sentence

 

Score

Lesson #

Lesson

Date Completed

 

8

Irregular Verbs

 

 

Practice

Verb Agreement Practice

 

 

9

Double Negatives

 

 

10

Connective Words

 

 

Practice

Double Negatives and Connective Words Practice

 

 

11

Adjectives and Adverbs

 

 

12

Adjectives After State of Beingand Sense Verbs

 

 

13

Comparatives and Superlatives

 

 

14

Confusing Adjectives and Adverbs

 

 

Practice

Adjectives and Adverbs Practice

 

 

Quiz

Quiz on Lessons 6 - 14

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thinking

Classification:Substituting for the Tutor

 

 

15

Pronouns as Subjects

 

 

16

Pronouns as Objects

 

 

Practice

Pronouns as Subjects and Objects Practice

 

 

17

Possessive Forms of Pronouns

 

 

18

Reflexive Forms of Pronouns

 

 

19

Pronoun and Antecedent Agreement

 

 

Practice

Possessive and Reflexive Pronouns Practice

 

 

Quiz

Quiz on Lessons 15-19

 

 

Thinking

Analogies:Completing a Rhyme

 

 

Test

Grammar and Usage Posttest

 

 

Punctuation

 

 

 

Test

Punctuation Pretest

 

 

1

Periods After Sentences

 

 

2

Periods After Abbreviations

 

 

Practice

Periods Practice

 

 

3

Question Marks

 

 

4

Exclamation Points

 

 

Practice

Question Marks & Exclamation Points Practice

 

 

5

Commas to Separate Items in Lists

 

 

6

Commas to Separate Quotations

 

 

7

Commas to Separate Independent Clauses

 

 

8

Commas to Separate Introductory Words

 

 

Practice

Commas I Practice

 

 

Quiz

Quiz on Lessons 1-8

 

 

Thinking

Induction:Editing a Reporter's Story

 

 

9

Commas to Separate a City and State

 

 

10

Commas in Dates

 

 

11

Commas to Enclose Interrupting Phrases

 

 

Practice

Commas II Practice

 

 

12

Apostrophes in Contractions

 

 

13

Apostrophes to Show Possession

 

 

Practice

Apostrophes Practice

 

 

14

Quotation Marks to Enclose a Speaker's Words

 

 

15

Quotation Marks to Enclose Titles

 

 

Practice

Quotation Marks Practice

 

 

Quiz

Quiz on Lessons 9-15

 

 

Thinking

Induction:The Case of the Missing Keys

 

 

16

Commas in Greetings and Closings of Letters

 

Score

Lesson #

Lesson

Date Completed

 

17

Colons After Greetings in Business Letters

 

 

Practice

Greetings and Closings of Letters Practice

 

 

18

Semicolons to Connect Independent Clauses

 

 

19

Semicolons to Reduce Confusion in Sentences

 

 

20

Colons Between Independent Clauses and Series

 

 

21

Colons to Separate Hours and Minutes

 

 

Practice

Semicolons and Colons Practice

 

 

Quiz

Quiz on Lessons 16-21

 

 

Thinking

Deduction:Beat the Computer

 

 

Test

Punctuation Posttest

 

 

Spelling

 

 

 

Test

Spelling Pretest

 

 

1

Plurals Formed by Adding S

 

 

2

Plurals of Nouns Ending in S,X, Ch, or SH

 

 

3

Plurals of Nouns Ending in Consonants and Y

 

 

4

Plurals of Nouns Ending in Vowels and Y

 

 

5

Plurals of Nouns Ending in Consonants and O

 

 

6

Plurals of Nouns Ending in F or FE

 

 

7

Irregular Plurals

 

 

8

Suffixes After Two Consonants

 

 

9

Suffixes After Two Vowels and a Consonant

 

 

10

Vowel Suffixes After a Vowel and a Consonant

 

 

11

Consonant Suffixes After Silent E

 

 

12

Quiz on Lessons 1-12

 

 

Quiz

Quiz on Lessons 1-12

 

 

Thinking

Classification:Helping Carlos with Spelling

 

 

13

Suffixes After a Consonant and Y

 

 

14

Suffixes After a Vowel and Y

 

 

15

Words Ending in CEDE, SEDE and CEED

 

 

16

Words Ending in ENT, ENCE, ANT, and ANCE

 

 

17

Words Ending in ABLE and IBLE

 

 

Quiz

Quiz on Lessons 13-17

 

 

Thinking

Induction:Hunt for the Hidden Time Capsule

 

 

18

Using I Before E

 

 

19

Using E Before I

 

 

20

Silent Letters

 

 

21

Same-Sound Consonants

 

 

22

Same-Sound Vowels

 

 

Quiz

Quiz on Lessons 18-22

 

 

Thinking

Abstracting:Teaching a friend Spelling Rules

 

 

Test

Spelling Posttest

 

 

 

 

 

 

Writing Series:

 

 

Language Mechanics

 

 

Test

Language Mechanics Pretest

 

 

1

Capitalization andPunctuation in Letters

 

 

2

Identifying Errors in Personal Letters

 

 

3

Identifying Errors in Business Letters I

 

 

4

Identifying Errors in Business Letters II

 

 

Quiz

Quiz on Lessons 1-4

 

Score

Lesson #

Lesson

Date Completed

 

Thinking

Decision Making:Who Should Be Interviewed?

 

 

5

Capitalization and Punctuation in Quotations

 

 

6

Identifying Errors in Prose Passages I

 

 

7

Identifying Errors in Prose Passages II

 

 

8

Using Commas with Clauses and Phrases

 

 

9

Identifying Errors in Prose Passages III

 

 

10

Identifying Errors in Prose Passages IV

 

 

Quiz

Quiz on Lessons 5-10

 

 

Thinking

Induction:Sticky Keys and Sticky Rules

 

 

Test

Language Mechanics Posttest

 

 

Language Usage

 

 

 

Test

Language Usage Pretest

 

 

1

Nouns-A Review

 

 

2

Identifying Errors in Prose Passages I

 

 

3

Pronouns-A Review

 

 

4

Identifying Errors in Prose Passages II

 

 

5

Verbs-Number and Form

 

 

6

Identifying Errors in Prose Passages III

 

 

Quiz

Quiz on Lessons 1-6

 

 

Thinking

Analogies:Teaming to Prepare for a Test

 

 

7

Verbs - The Six Tenses

 

 

8

Identifying Errors in Prose Passages IV

 

 

9

Adjectives and Adverbs-A Review

 

 

10

Identifying Errors in Prose Passages V

 

 

11

Prepositions - A Review

 

 

12

Identifying Errors in Prose PassagesVI

 

 

Quiz

Quiz on Lessons 7-12

 

 

Thinking

Sequencing:Editing a Sports Story

 

 

Test

Language Usage Posttest

 

 

Sentence Structure

 

 

 

Test

Sentence Structure Pretest

 

 

1

Complete and Simple Subjects

 

 

2

Complete and Simple Predicates

 

 

3

Predicate Nominatives

 

 

4

Predicate Adjectives

 

 

5

Direct Objects

 

 

Quiz

Quiz on Lessons 1-5

 

 

Thinking

Problem Solving:Matching Pets with People

 

 

6

Patterns in Sentences

 

 

7

Sentence Fragments and Run-On Sentences

 

 

8

Combining Short Sentences

 

 

9

Combining Subordinate ideas

 

 

Quiz

Quiz on Lessons 6-9

 

 

Thinking

Problem Solving:Favorite Toys

 

 

Test

Sentence Structure Posttest

 

 

 

 

 

 

Clear Writing and Paragraphs

 

 

Test

Clear Writing and Paragraphs Pretest

 

 

1

Misplaced Modifiers

 

 

2

Dangling Modifiers

 

 

3

Unclear Pronoun Reference

 

Score

Lesson #

Lesson

Date Completed

 

Quiz

Quiz on Lessons 1-3

 

 

Thinking

Induction:Editor of the Pardeeville Gazette

 

 

4

nonparallel Grammatical Forms

 

 

5

Wordiness

 

 

6

Unnecessary Tense Shifts

 

 

7

Double Negatives

 

 

Quiz

Quiz on Lessons 4-7

 

 

Thinking

Classification:Writing and the Constitution

 

 

8

Identifying the Topic Sentence

 

 

9

Developing the Topic Sentence

 

 

10

Irrelevant Sentences

 

 

11

Connecting Ideas in a Paragraph

 

 

12

paragraph Logic and Organization

 

 

Quiz

Quiz on Lessons 8-12

 

 

Thinking

Sequencing:Writing a Humorous Story

 

 

Test

Clear Writing and Paragraphs Posttest

 

 

Information Skills Series

 

 

Using Dictionaries and Books

 

 

Test

Using Dictionaries and Books Pretest

 

 

1

Alphabetizing

 

 

2

Dictionary Guide Words

 

 

3

Finding Parts of Speech

 

 

4

Finding Definitions

 

 

5

Identifying Syllables

 

 

6

Adding Suffixes and Plurals

 

 

Quiz

Quiz on Lessons 1-6

 

 

Thinking

Sequencing:Creating Order Out of Confusion

 

 

7

The Title Page of a Book

 

 

8

The Table of Contents

 

 

9

The Index of a Book

 

 

Quiz

Quiz on Lessons 7-9

 

 

Thinking

Investigation:Investigating History

 

 

Test

Using Dictionaries and Books Posttest

 

 

Using References

 

 

 

Test

Using References Pretest

 

 

1

The Library Catalog

 

 

2

Encyclopedias

 

 

3

Other Reference Materials

 

 

4

Introduction to the Internet

 

 

5

Electronic Mail

 

 

6

The World Wide Web

 

 

7

Usenet News

 

 

Quiz

Quiz on Lessons 1-7

 

 

Thinking

Investigation:To Buy or Not to Buy

 

 

8

Taking Notes

 

 

9

Developing Outlines

 

 

10

Using a Time Line

 

 

Quiz

Quiz on Lessons 8-10

 

 

Thinking

Constructing Support: The Art of Persuasion

 

 

Test

Using References Posttest

 

Score

Lesson #

Lesson

Date Completed

 

Using Consumer Information

 

 

Test

Using Consumer Information Pretest

 

 

1

The Index of the Newspaper

 

 

2

Separating Fact from Opinion

 

 

3

Classified Ads in the Newspaper

 

 

Quiz

Quiz on Lessons 1-3

 

 

Thinking

Investigation: Learning About a New Town

 

 

4

Directories and Schedules

 

 

5

Following Written Instruction

 

 

6

Warnings and Labels

 

 

Quiz

Quiz on Lessons 4-6

 

 

Thinking

Sequencing: Loading the User-Friendly Camera

 

 

7

Written Warranties

 

 

8

Leases and Contracts

 

 

9

Filling Out Contracts

 

 

Quiz

Quiz on Lessons 7-9

 

 

Thinking

Deduction: Buying FONOVISION

 

 

Test

Using Consumer Information Posttest

 

 

Using Maps, Charts, and Graphs

 

 

Test

Using Maps, Charts, and Graphs Pretest

 

 

1

General Reference Maps

 

 

2

Transportation Maps

 

 

3

Special Maps

 

 

4

Large-Area Maps

 

 

5

Latitude and Longitude

 

 

Quiz

Quiz on Lessons 1-5

 

 

Thinking

Decision Making: The Muddy Gap Concert

 

 

6

Charts

 

 

7

Tables

 

 

Quiz

Quiz on Lessons 6-7

 

 

Thinking

Prediction: Using a Clearer Crystal Ball

 

 

8

Picture Graphs

 

 

9

Circle Graphs

 

 

10

Bar Graphs

 

 

11

Line Graphs

 

 

Quiz

Quiz on Lessons 8-11

 

 

Thinking

Prediction: Predicting Where the Money Is

 

 

Test

Using Maps, Charts, and Graphs Posttest

 

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