DAILY ORAL LANGUAGE
DOL Assignment #1: 1/5/12
1. Directions: Rewrite each sentence fixing the mistakes.
dr and mrs j r stone went to everglades national park in
florida
2. Directions: Combine these sentences into a Compound
Sentence using a semicolon.
Giant waves washed the beach. Sea gulls flew
overhead.
DOL Assignment #2: 1/6/12
1. Directions: Rewrite the sentence fixing the mistakes.
last Tuesday we read about africas victoria falls
2. Directions: Combine these 3 sentences into 1 Simple
Sentence.
Bob's hair is wavy. Bob's hair is brown. Bob's hair is very
short.
DOL Assignment #3: 1/9/12
1. Directions: Rewrite the sentence fixing the mistakes.
the dinosaurs were sleeping on there feet
2. Directions: Combine the sentences into a Compound
Sentence using a comma and a fanboys.
The kitchen chair needs to be repaired. The back has
fallen off.
DOL Assignment #4: 1/10/12
1. Directions: Rewrite the sentence fixing the mistakes.
you go inside and sit down she sail. no he replied.
2. Directions: Combine the sentences into a Compound
Sentence using a conjunctive adverb.
The book was about wildlife. The book was on the
table.
DOL Assignment #5: 1/11/12
Directions: Identify each sentence as either (s) simple; (cd)
compound; or (cx) complex
1: The teacher walked into the classroom, greeted the
students, and took attendance.
2: Juan played football; while, Juanita went shopping.
3: Juan played football, yet Juanita went shopping.
4: Although Mexico has the better football team, it lost.
5: The island was filled with many winding trails, a small
lake, and dangerous wild pigs.
DOL Assignment #6: 1/12/12
Identifying Compound Sentences and Complex Sentences: Identify each of the
following sentences as (CD) compound or (CX) complex
_____ 1. Before Julia planned his garden, he made a sketch of the layout.
_____ 2. I liked this movie best; it was more exciting than the others.
_____ 3. When bees collect pollen, they fertilize the plants that they visit.
_____ 4. John is on the soccer team, and his brother plays basketball.
_____ 5. Is Julia the one who went to Australia for spring break?
DOL Assignment #7: 1/13/12
Directions: Identify each sentence as either (s) simple;
(cd) compound; or (cx) complex
1.
She began planning her summer vacation in
December.
2.
Because I left the play early, I missed the surprise
ending.
3.
Tanya was invited to a party, so she wants to buy a
new outfit.
4.
After Allison finished playing the video game, she shut
down the computer.
5.
Because of the rain, the baseball game was
postponed.
DOL Assignment #8: 1/17/12
Directions: Rewrite the sentence fixing the mistakes.
last spring we read about a swiss village in geography
class
Directions: Combine these two sentences.
Flowers had been planted in the garden. Jim had planted
them.
DOL Assignment #9: 1/19/12
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Letter to John Marcellia
 Number
your entry 9-12
DOL Assignment #10: 1/20/12
1.
Choose the sentence that is complete and is written correctly.
a. In China, the art of writing on silk is still taught.
b. Today, writing on paper that is made from wood.
c. Ancient groups Egyptians who recorded events on papyrus.
c. Activist groups that have formed to conserve trees.
2.
Choose the sentence that is complete and is written correctly.
a.
b.
c.
d.
I really enjoy listening to country music jazz is not my favorite.
My aunt who makes a great chocolate cake for my birthday.
The director who is also an actor and choreographer from New York.
My brother wants to be a stunt performer when he grows up.
DOL Assignment #11: 1/23/12
1.
Choose the best way to combine these three sentences.
We waited for the bus to Chicago.
It was three hours late.
We missed the concert.
a.
We missed the concert because the bus to Chicago was three hours
late.
b.
The bus to Chicago was three hours late getting us to the concert, so we
waited.
c.
While we waited for the bus to Chicago, it was late, so we missed the
concert.
d.
We were three hours late to the bus to Chicago, so we missed the
concert.
1/23/2012 Cont.
Choose the sentence that is complete and is written
correctly.
2.
a.
b.
c.
d.
The satin vest took Myra a long time to finish in sewing
class.
The play now showing which originally opened on
Broadway.
You should not overcook vegetables, removing all of
the nutrients.
A short cut to the new skating rink; it is much faster.
DOL Assignment #12: 1/24/12
1. Choose the answer that shows the correct capitalization
for the underlined part of the sentence.
The ancient greeks used spices that were imported from
the Middle East and Egypt.
a.
b.
c.
d.
Ancient Greeks used spices that were
Ancient greeks used spices that were
ancient Greeks uses spices that were
Correct as is
1/24/2012 Cont.
Read this topic sentence.
Choose the sentence that does not support the meaning of
the topic sentence.
Dogs are hard workers and can be a great help to
humans in times of need.
a.
Family pets guard homes from intruders.
b.
Most dogs can be trained to play fetch in a few
months.
c.
Some dog breeds are helpful in locating missing
persons.
d.
St. Bernards are famous for locating lost people.
2.
1/24/2012 Cont. Cont.
3.
a.
b.
c.
d.
If an author wanted to add credibility to his or her
writing about the benefits of water, he or she
could include information in the form of
_________.
A quote from an advertisement for bottled water.
An excerpt from a book.
An article from a newspaper on water.
A quote from a doctor on the benefits of water.
DOL Assignment #13: 1/25/12
This year, Jess received the National Merit
scholar award for his outstanding test score. The
test was a culmination of his advanced-placement
History class. In that class, they focused on
presidential facts. On Jess’ test, one question that
he answered correctly asked: What speech is
Abraham Lincoln most famous for. Jess wrote a well
thought-out constructed-response answer about the
Gettiesburg Address.
1/25/12
1.
a.
b.
c.
d.
This year, Jess received the National Merit scholar
award for his outstanding test score.
national merit scholar award
National merit scholar award
National Merit Scholar Award
Correct as is.
1/25/12
2. The test was a culmination of his advancedplacement History class.
a.
b.
c.
d.
culmanation
culmunation
kulmination
Correct as is.
1/25/12
3. What speech is Abraham Lincoln most famous for.
Jess wrote a well thought-out constructed-response
answer about the Gettiesburg Address.
a.
b.
c.
d.
for Jess
for? Jess
for; Jess
Correct as is.
1/25/12
4. Jess wrote a well thought-out constructed-response
answer about the Gettiesburg Address.
a.
b.
c.
d.
Gettisburg Address
Gettysburg Address
Getty’s burg Address
Correct as is.
1. Choose the sentence that
does not belong in the paragraph.
1/26/2012
(1) Studies have shown that people are not
drinking enough water. (2) Too many people are
drinking sodas and carbonated beverages instead
of water. (3) Water is nature’s perfect drink. (4)
The most popular soda is Coke according to some
surveys. (5) Even if you are not a very active
person you can still become dehydrated. (6) When
you don’t have enough fluid, your body cannot
perform the necessary functions properly.
2. Read these sentences and choose the
best way to combine the two sentences.
Some people exercise vigorously during the day.
People who exercise should drink additional water.
a.
b.
c.
d.
Some people exercise vigorously during the day, people
who exercise should drink additional water.
Some people exercise vigorously during the day, and the
people who exercise should drink additional water.
People who exercise vigorously during the day should
drink additional water.
People who drink additional water during the day should
exercise vigorously.
1/27/2012 1. Read the paragraph. Then choose the
best topic sentence for the paragraph.
a.
b.
c.
d.
___________. Crime scene investigators work at all
times of the day. The popular television series “CSI”
glorifies the investigator’s job. But, the job is probably not
as exciting as the show makes it out to be. Investigators go
the extra mile to solve the case, but they are not always
successful as the actors who portray them.
Crime scene investigating is a job that many people
would love to have.
The job of crime scene investigator is not as glamorous as
it may seem on television.
Crime scene investigators go to college for years to
receive a degree.
CSI: Las Vegas is a popular show on television.
2. Read this topic sentence and choose the sentence
that best supports the meaning of the topic sentence.
Video game designers develop new games every
year.
a.
b.
c.
d.
Atari was one of the first game systems.
Xbox has the best video games on the market.
PlayStation 2 games are expensive and hard to
get.
This year, designers will introduce two new games.
1/30/2012
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a.
b.
c.
d.
1. Choose the sentence that is complete and is
written correctly.
While snow fell softly on the gray roof tops.
We slept soundly during the entire snow storm.
Movie goers stood in the long line because
needed tickets.
The haven bridge was up tall ships passed
through.
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a.
b.
c.
d.
2. Choose the sentence that is complete and is written
correctly.
It was the last inning of the game, the bases were
loaded.
The Titanic was a disaster remembered by many
people.
Need one more volunteer for the game, will you play?
After we moved to a small island in the Caribbean.
1/31/2012
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The Inheritance handout
2/1/2012
1. Read this sentence
The toddler was like a(an) ______________
grabbing all the presents under the Christmas
tree.
Choose the word that best completes the sentence.
a.
Octopus
b.
Lion
c.
Baby
d.
owl
2/1/2012
2. Read this sentence.
The antique lamp was the _______ during the cold,
dreary days of winter.
Choose the word that best completes the sentence.
a.
moon
b.
sun
c.
stars
d.
best
2/2/2011
1. Read this sentence
When the teacher entered the room of quiet students,
she exclaimed, “This class is ________!”
Choose the word or words that best completes the
sentence.
a.
terrificly
b.
like a circus
c.
like heaven
d.
behaving
2. Read this topic sentence and choose the sentence
which best supports the meaning of the topic sentence.
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a.
b.
c.
d.
Knowledge of the streets, apartment complexes, and
office building on his or her route is very important for a
mail carrier to do his or her job effectively.
The average mail carrier delivers approximately 2,900
pieces of mail daily.
Mail carriers must deliver the mail, regardless of the
weather.
Mail carriers deliver to 146 million homes, businesses, and
P.O. boxes in ever state, city and town, and in Puerto Rico,
Guam, the American Virgin Islands and American Samoa.
The U.S. Postal Service sponsors National Dog Bite
Prevention Week.
2/3/2012 1. Read this paragraph and then
choose the correct way to write Sentence 2.
(1) In the ancient world, a courier could carry the message
faster than anyone else. (2) Because these messengers knew the
routes across Greece. (3) These athletes – the best runners in the
land – could run from one city to another without getting lost.
a.
b.
c.
d.
Because these messengers knew the routes across Greece, they
were very efficient.
Because these messengers knew the routes across Greece: they
were very efficient.
Because these messengers knew the routes across Greece; they
were very efficient.
Because these messengers knew the routes across Greece they
were very efficient.
2. Read this paragraph and then choose the sentence that does
not belong in the paragraph.
(1) For a teen, expressing personal style through
clothing is very important. (2) A teen may feel that his or
her personality may be able to shine through better with
clothing he or she specifically chooses. (3) Additionally,
expressing individuality through what teens wear is the
best way for other teens, and oftentimes adults, to get an
idea of who he or she is really like. (4) Jeans and nice
shoes, no sneakers, are a popular choice for students in the
Northeast. (5) Observant individuals may notice that
teens who dress alike, often are seen together in groups.
(6) Some groups may consist of teens wearing bright
colors with patterns and floral print, while others may be
content with simply wearing only black and solid colored
clothing.
2/6/2012
Free Throw
1. In the poem, what is the poet’s attitude
toward the game of basketball?
His fingers formed a crown
And held the ball on high.
The ache within his lungs
But trembling shook his hand.
Became a silent word.
Could he break the tie?
Again he turned aside.
He wondered: had she heard?
The muscles in his legs
Felt tight-too tight to throw!
Looking back again,
Soon, he must release,
He saw her smile, so slow;
This tension must let go.
She seemed to say the word.
He made the last free throw.
He gave his mom a look.
The crowd let out a roar.
He could not let them down,
He must throw just one more.
a.
b.
c.
d.
Respect
Love
Hate
Disbelief
2. The mood of the poem can best be
described as
a.
b.
c.
d.
Playful
Critical
Informative
anxious
2/6/2011
Free Throw
His fingers formed a crown
And held the ball on high. The ache within his lungs
But trembling shook his
Became a silent word.
hand.
Again he turned aside.
Could he break the tie?
He wondered: had she
heard?
The muscles in his legs
Felt tight-too tight to throw!
Looking back again,
Soon, he must release,
He saw her smile, so slow;
This tension must let go.
She seemed to say the
word.
He made the last free
He gave his mom a look.
throw.
The crowd let out a roar.
He could not let them down,
He must throw just one
more.
1. You can tell from the poem that
a. The shooter isn’t concerned about the
game
b. The shooter is overconfident
c. The shooter is conscientious about letting
down the team
d. The shooter is inexperienced in the game
of basketball
2. The poem is mostly about
a. A basketball player’s thoughts at the free
throw line.
b. A basketball game playoff.
c. A spectator watching a basketball game.
d. The first quarter of a basketball game.
2/6/2012
Free Throw
His fingers formed a crown
And held the ball on high.
But trembling shook his hand.
Could he break the tie?
The muscles in his legs
Felt tight-too tight to throw!
Soon, he must release,
This tension must let go.
He gave his mom a look.
The crowd let out a roar.
He could not let them down,
He must throw just one more.
The ache within his lungs
Became a silent word.
Again he turned aside.
He wondered: had she heard?
Looking back again,
He saw her smile, so slow;
She seemed to say the word.
He made the last free throw.
3. Which two words best describe the
player’s feelings a the end of the
game.
a.
b.
c.
d.
Relaxed and saddened
Overwhelmed and satisfied
Unsettled and nervous
Relieved and elated
2/7/12 Choose the sentence that is
complete and written correctly.
1.
a. Luke was the star player on the varsity
basketball team.
b. While we watched the half-time show
performers on television.
c. At the entrance to the carnival where a funny
clown stood.
d. Do you want to leave at six is that too late to
make it on time?
Choose the sentence that is complete
and written correctly.
2. a. My mother who is teaching a course at the local
college.
b. She loves everything about animals she has
many pets.
c. Too often when children are left unattended.
d. I asked the coach for the chance to play in the
next game.
2/8/12
In the poem, “The Letter,” what is the poet’s
attitude toward her brother’s actions?
1.
1.
2.
3.
4.
A.
B.
C.
D.
Relieved
Melancholic
Delighted
Bitter
2.
The tone of the poem can best be described as
A.
B.
C.
D.
Humorous
Sensitive
Playful
Informative
2/8/12
3. What is the theme of “The Letter”? Support your
answer with two details from the poem.
Choose the answer that shows the correct
capitalization and punctuation for the underlined part
of the sentence.
2/9/12
Students who are unsuccessful during the year, will
attend Summer School at Carver Grove
Elementary.
1.
a. during the year, will attend summer school at
Carver Grove elementary.
b. during the year- will attend summer school at
Carver Grove Elementary.
c. during the year will attend summer school at
Carver Grove Elementary.
d. Correct as is.
Choose the answer that shows the correct capitalization
and punctuation for the underlined part of the sentence.
After running through the jungle, the leopard
rested and licked its injured paw.
2.
a.
b.
c.
d.
jungle the Leopard rested and licked its injured paw.
jungle, the leopard rested and licked it’s injured paw.
Jungle, the Leopard rested and licked it’s injured paw.
Correct as it is.
1. Choose the best way to
combine these two sentences.
2/10/12
She was missing her big chance.
Her chance to get an up-close look at radio.
1.
2.
3.
4.
She was missing her big chance. Her big chance to
get an up-close look at radio.
She was missing her big chance to get an up-close
look at radio.
She was missing her big chance. To get an up-close
look at radio.
She was missing her big radio chance.
2. Choose the sentence that does not support
the meaning of the topic sentence.
My hometown is famous for several amazing
reasons.
a.
The county courthouse is a historic building where
John Hancock had an office.
b.
The town soda shop is open late every Friday and
Saturday night.
c.
The old theater was the fist in the state to show a
movie in color.
d.
The Mississippi River is located just two miles from
my hometown.
2/13/12
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Staple the Tom Sawyer handout to the
back of your DOL.
2/14/12 1. Choose the sentence that does not
support the meaning of the topic sentence.
Cozumel is a great place to spend a summer
vacation with your family.
a.
The hotels are located directly on the water for
easy access.
b.
Water sports equipment for snorkeling and
kayaking is free.
c.
Cruise ships usually stop in Cozumel for shopping
and excursions.
d.
During the summer, the weather is moderate and
sunny.
Adrian completed a report on African safaris. But she
wants to add more information about the animals seen
on each safari. Which of the following would be her
best choice for an appropriate source?
2.
a.
b.
c.
d.
A letter from a tourist who just returned from an African
safari
An expert from a magazine about lions, tigers, and
elephants
A quote from a zoologist
A quote from a lion tamer
2/15/12 1. Choose the correct way
to write the underlined word.
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If the baseball team travels from New York to
New Jersey, how far will they be traveling?
a.
b.
c.
d.
Everyone
It
Them
Correct as is
2. Choose the sentence that is written
with the correct modifiers.
a.
b.
c.
d.
Having attended the university for four years, it
was sad for Trish to leave.
The university was sad to leave for Trish, she
attended it for four years.
Having attended the university for four years, Trish
was sad to leave there.
After attending it for four years, the university was
sad to leave for Trish.
2/16/12
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ChompChomp.com - Power Point on Modifiers
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Do #’s 1-5 on Power Point
2/17/12
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ChompChomp.com Power Point on Parallelism
 ..\Grammar\parallelism.ppt
 Do
#’s 1-5
2/21/12
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Oreo Cookie Voice Assignment
Directions… Ms. Fitz handed each student an Oreo
cookie and asked them to write down their reactions
i.e. taste, what they saw, what they felt. Then she
told them to add voice to their reactions with
adjectives and adverbs
2/25/11
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Directions: Choose the sentence in which the modifiers are correctly placed.
1.
A. Sitting on the top shelf of the refrigerator, Desmond saw Mom’s pristine birthday cake.
B. Desmond, sitting on the top shelf of the refrigerator, saw Mom’s pristine birthday cake
C. Sitting on the top shelf of the refrigerator, Mom’s pristine birthday cake caught Desmond’s
attention.
2.
A. Loudly slurping the bowl of hot soup, Derrick’s impolite behavior annoyed the other diner
patrons.
B. As Derrick loudly slurped the bowl of hot soup, his impolite behavior annoyed the other
diner patrons.
C. Loudly slurping the hot soup, the other diner patrons were annoyed by Derrick’s impolite
behavior.
2/25 Cont.
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3.
A. Seated by the window, Barbara munched popcorn on the long bus ride home.
B. Seated by the window, popcorn was munched by Barbara on the long bus ride
home.
C. Barbara munched popcorn seated by the window on the long bus ride home.
4.
A. Rosalind struggled up the three flights of stairs in her new jeans, which were too
tight for comfort.
B. Too tight for comfort, Rosalind struggled up the three flights of stairs in her new
jeans.
C. In her new jeans, Rosalind struggled up three flights of stairs, which were too
tight for comfort.
2/25 Cont. Cont.
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Choosing the Right Pronoun. Underline the correct
pronoun.
1. Anybody can learn to set up (his, their) own tent.
2. Each of the boys takes care of (his, their) own room.
3. Anyone can join our group if (he, they) is really
interested.
4. The team can't play (its, their) best when it's too hot.
5. George wants to go into politics; he finds (it, them)
exciting.
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