The Weekly Text, June 28, 2018

Today is June 28, 2018. Today is the anniversary of the Stonewall Riots, nearly 50 years ago. We’ve made real progress in this country in respecting the rights of the LGBTQ community, which is not to say we don’t have more progress to make on civil rights for this and all communities. (By the way, the Stonewall Inn is still right there on Sheridan Square in the West Village. Stop in for a drink some time–it’s a very friendly place whatever your sexual orientation happens to be.) Today is the birthday of an American national treasure, the incomparable Mel Brooks. Born Melvyn Kaminsky right here in New York City, he is ninety years old today.

This week’s Text is a complete lesson plan on the using the interrogative pronoun. I start this lesson with this homophone worksheet on the contraction you’re and the possessive pronoun your. If for some reason (and there are often plenty of reasons for this) the lesson goes into a second day, I like to keep nearby this Cultural Literacy worksheet on plagiarism, which I use with other lessons as well (I find one cannot emphasize the issue of plagiarism enough). The center of this lesson this scaffolded worksheet on using the interrogative pronoun. Finally, here is the teacher’s copy of the worksheet.

If you find typos in these documents, I would appreciate a notification. And, as always, if you find this material useful in your practice, I would be grateful to hear what you think of it. I seek your peer review.

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