Tutor profile: Sarah B.
Topic: Use of a variety of verbs in writing 1) How many types of verbs are there? What are they? 2) Identify and revise the verbs in the following passage: The students walked into the house. "This is scary!" said Mrs. H. "No it isn’t!" the students said. They walked down the hall and they saw a staircase. They walked down the staircase. The lights were off. Now, they were all scared. "I want to go home," one of the students said. a) Highlight all of the verbs in the passage b) Replace verbs in order to have a variety of verbs in the passage c) Why is it better to have a variety of verbs in writing?
1) There are 4 types of verbs. a) Action: something is done ex: go, do, fall, read, splash, leap, pick, stop, dance, make, kiss b) Saying ex: say, whisper, shout, call, yell, announce c) Sensing (thinking, feeling, perceiving) ex: think, feel, love, see, hear, smell, like, want d) Relational: is, was, were, become 2) a) "walked," (3) "said," (3) "saw," "were" (2), "want," "go" b) Example: The students crept into the house. "This is scary!" whispered Mrs. H. "No it isn’t!" the students yelled. They tip-toed down the hall and they saw a staircase. They walked down the staircase. The lights were off. Now, they were all scared. "I want to go home," one of the students cried. c) Verbs can help to add mood (emotion) to the story as well as help to describe the scene. For example, someone "creeping" down the hallway paints a different picture in the reader's mind than someone "running" down the hallway. It also helps to keep your writing interesting for the reader.
Subject: Study Skills
What are some strategies to help you organize information into categories?
Organizing information into categories is very helpful for studying for a test or quiz. By organizing information into categories, you can make connections between concepts which will help you remember them more. It also helps to break up the information into chunks to study. That being said, there are many ways to organize information into categories! Here are a few: 1. Color coding notes: Use a highlighter, colored pen, or colored pencil to underline or circle information in your notes according to a certain color code. For example, important people can be assigned the color green, important theories purple, dates blue, etc. You can also use certain colors to help you organize information that you might need to study more. For example, you can underline information that you are confused about in red, so you know to ask you teacher. 2. Sort flashcards: If you make flashcards from your notes to help you study, you can sort them into piles by category. These categories can be anything that you feel will help you remember the information (different time periods, different topics, theory or person, significance, and more). You can then study these categories. 3. Make a list: Create a list based off your notes. Each heading is a new category, and create bullet points with information underneath. Looking over these and making sure you understand each of the bullet points is also a great way of testing yourself.
Subject: Basic Math
1. It’s apple season! Last year, Apple Town Orchards grew 4,578 apples. After buying more land for their farm, they were able to plant more apple trees. This year, they grew 8,389 more apples. How many apples did they grow this year? a. Use base 10 blocks to model the problem. Write the number one units, rods, flats, and cubes where they belong b. Solve and show your thinking
a. i) 4,578 = 4 thousands, 5 hundreds, 7 tens, 8 ones ii) 8,389 = 8 thousands, 3 hundreds, 8 tens, 9 ones b. 8 + 9 = 17 70 + 80 = 150 500 + 300 = 800 4,000 + 8,000 = 12,000 12,000 + 800 + 150 + 17 = 12,967 OR 4,570 + 8,380 = 12,950 4,578 - 4,570 = 8 8,389 - 8,380 = 9 8 + 9 = 17 12,950 + 17 = 12,967
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