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Book 2

The following are all MS Word files.

Students' Workbook Teachers' Guide The Reader

Table of Contents

      This table of contents is for your quick reference to the the MS Word Students' Workbook (above). Items in green are instructional materials or reading selections. The Assessment Tests are in the Teachers' Guide.  

Welcome and Introduction 5
Unit 1—Review 6

Capital Letters 6
Ex. 1 - On Capitalization 7
Punctuation 8
Ex. 2 - Punctuating Sentences:  from "Dick Whittington" 8
Ex. 3 - Apostrophes to Show Possession 9
Ex. 4 - Punctuating Contractions 10
Ex. 5 – Replacing Lost Punctuation 11
Other Constructions 12
Ex. 6 - “There” as a Subject 12
Ex. 7 - Modal Helping Verbs 13
Unit 2—Nouns and Pronouns 14
Identifying Nouns  and Pronouns 14
Ex. 1 - Identifying Nouns  from Bunny Rabbit’s Diary 16
Ex. 2 - Identifying Nouns and Pronouns "The Stork" 17
Ex. 3 - A Focus on Pronouns  from Bunny Rabbit’s Diary (#1) 18
Common and Proper Nouns 19
Ex. 4 - Common and Proper Nouns 20
Nouns—  Singular and Plural (Number) 21
Ex. 5 - Singular and Plural Nouns 22
Ex. 6  – Number:  Irregular Plurals 23
Ex. 7 - Replacing Nouns with Pronouns "The Blacksmith" 24
Possessive Nouns and Pronouns 25
Ex. 8 - Possessive Nouns and Pronouns  from The Haliburton First Reader (#1) 25
Ex. 9 - Possessive Nouns and Pronouns  from The Haliburton First Reader (#2) 26
Unit 3 – The Five Types of Complements 27
Identifying the Types of Complements—a Flowchart 28
Examples of the Process for  Identifying the Types of Complements 29
Ex. 1 - From Old-time Stories, by E. Louise Smythe 32
Ex. 2 - From Old-time Stories, by E. Louise Smythe 33
The Ugly Duckling  by E. Louise Smythe 34
Ex. 3 - Identifying Predicate Adjectives from “The Ugly Duckling” 37
Ex. 4 - Identifying Predicate Nouns from “The Ugly Duckling” 38
Ex. 5 - Identifying Indirect and Direct Objects from “The Ugly Duckling” 39
Ex. 6 - Zero Complements  from “The Ugly Duckling” 40
Ex. 7 - A Passage for Analysis from “The Ugly Duckling” 41
Ex. 8 – Writing about “The Ugly Duckling” 41
Unit 4 – Adding Three Simple Constructions 42
Nouns Used as Adverbs 42
Ex. 1 - Nouns Used as Adverbs  from Laughing-Eyes 43
Simple Interjections 44
Ex. 2 - Interjections  From Growth in English 45
Direct Address 46
Ex. 3 - Exercise on Direct Address  from The Haliburton First Reader 47
Ex. 4 - Nouns Used as Adverbs, Interjections,  and Direct Address 48
Unit 5 – A Focus on Style—“The Gingerbread Boy” 49
"The Gingerbread Boy"  from Everyday Classics First Reader 49
Ex. 1 - Sentence Combining with Adjectives 54
Ex. 2 - Sentence Combining with Verbs 55
Ex. 4 - Sentence Building  with Adjectives, Adverbs, and  Prepositional Phrases 57
Ex. 5 - Sentence Models 58
Ex. 6 - Writing Your Own Version of  ”The Gingerbread Boy” 59
Unit 6 – More about S/V/C Patterns 60
Verbs as Subjects and Complements 60
Ex. 1 - From Pinocchio, The Tale of a Puppet 61
Ex. 2 - From At the Back of the North Wind 62
Varied Positioned in the S/V/C Pattern 63
Ex. 3 - From Old-time Stories 63
Palimpsest Patterns 64
Ex. 4 - From My Book of Favorite Fairy Tales 65
Ex. 5 - From At the Back of the North Wind 66
Phrasal Verbs—Preposition? Adverb? Or Part of the Verb? 67
Ex. 6 - From the Tales of by Beatrix Potter 69
Ex. 7 - Based on The Tale of the Pie and the Patty-Pan 70
Unit 7 – More about Prepositional Phrases 71
Compound Objects of Prepositions 71
Ex. 1 - From Pinocchio, The Tale of a Puppet 71
The “To” Problem 72
Ex. 2 - Based on The Tale of the Pie and the Patty-Pan 73
Is It a Preposition? (PP or SC?) 74
Ex. 3 – Ten Sentences 75
Prepositional Phrases as Indirect Objects 76
Ex. 4 - From Pinocchio, The Tale of a Puppet 76
Ex. 5 - From Pinocchio, The Tale of a Puppet 77
Embedded Prepositional Phrases 78
Ex. 6 - Based on The Tale of Mr. Jeremy Fisher 79
Ex. 7 - Based on The Tale of Benjamin Bunny 80
Unit 8 – Phrases: Modification and Chunking 81
What is a “Phrase”? 81
Two Ways of Looking at Sentences—Modification and Chunking 81
The Chunking and Functions of Prepositional Phrases 84
Ex 1. – “One Stormy Winter Day,” Part 1 85
Ex 2. - “One Stormy Winter Day,” Part 2 86
Ex 3. - Writing about "One Stormy Winter Day" 86
Ex. 4 – “A Squirrel’s Morning Run,” Part 1 87
Ex. 5 – “A Squirrel’s Morning Run,” Part 2 88
Ex. 6 – Write about “A Squirrel’s Morning Run” 88
Ex. 7 – “The Happy Butterfly”  89
Ex. 8 – Writing with “The Happy Butterfly” as a Model 90
Ex. 9 - Based on “Sammy’s Flying Machine” 91
Ex. 10 - Based on “Sammy’s Flying Machine” 92
Ex. 11 – Punctuation—“Sammy’s Flying Machine” 93
Unit 9 -- Compound Main Clauses 94
Main Clauses 94
Ex. 1 - From The Tale of the Pie and the Patty-Pan 96
Ex. 2 - From The Tale of Benjamin Bunny 97
Ex. 3 - From The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin 98
Ex. 4 - From The Tale of Mr. Jeremy Fisher 99
Ex. 5 - From The Tailor of Gloucester 100
Other Ways of Combining Main Clauses 101
Ex. 6 - From The Tale of Peter Rabbit 102
Ex. 7 - Punctuation  from “Billy Mink’s Swimming Party” 103