Spelling: Your Writing
Think of something that many people own. For example: a television, a bathing suit, a refrigerator, an appetite. Make notes describing the one you own. Make notes describing the ones that two other people own. Write a chart giving at least four details for each. For instance:
|Mine ||Brigette's ||Sascha's|
|always something to eat||always full, stuffed||lots of cans and jars|
|an egg or two||hard to find anything||some empty bottles|
|leftovers||things rotting in back||almost nothing in veg. tray|
|pretty dirty vegetable tray||vegetables neat, fresh||freezer crammed|
|never completely full
||four kinds of ice cream
If your teacher or study group would like you to develop this exercise into a longer comparison/contrast paragraph, revise it double-spaced on a fresh piece of paper, a word processor, or a class bulletin board.
- Organize your notes to form a paragraph comparing and contrasting the three columns of the chart.
- Read your paragraph to find any words which contain added endings such as: -s, -es, -'s, -s', -ed, -er, -ing . Underline those words.