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Introduction to Codify

*Sample PARTIAL Grammar Study Page*

Focus: Direct Objects, Prepositional Phrases, and the Appositive

Requirements for Codify Session 1 (Intro)
1 Grammar Study Philosophy
5 In-class sentences, marked (59%)
5 Reflective learning paragraphs, based on the in-class sentences (70%)
5 Homework sentences, marked at the required correctness (80%)
3/2/1 sentence(s) created and marked, including prep, do, and app (90%)
3/2/1 sentence(s) created, marked, and then also used in writing, including prepdoapp, and verbal (100%)

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My Grammar Study Philosophy (Philosophy Required on ALL Learning Pages)
Language is all about understanding the code. That is what grammar study is to me.
Each language has certain rules and patterns. While all languages are difficult at first, once you begin to recognized the way a language fits together--the word relationships--you are just one step closer to being a language master.
On this page, I will document my study of grammar through the codify system. Enjoy.

Intro #1
Documentation (In-Class: 59% Tier)

Reflection (70% Tier)
8/29 Paragraph Learning
In this class, I began to learn the Codify System. From what I understand, the system is design to help us understand patterns, which will help us when we are creating our own sentences, paragraphs, essays, and various kinds of writing. While I don't fully know everything about this, I like the systematic approach (using the same labels throughout the course of study), and I also like how this approach to grammar study focuses on relationships more than specific grammar terminology. After all, labels are used to simply make communication easier. Today we learned two areas of focus: direct objects and appositives. Direct objects are part of the noun family and receive the action of the verb. In the in-class sentence above, for example, we can not end the sentence with "I met." This begs for more information. In this case, it is "Mr. Pangier" whom we met. "Mr. Pangier" is the direct object that receives the action of "met". The appositive, or "app", is something that provides more information about a noun (or noun family word). Here, "one of the new teachers" tells us an extra detail about Mr. Pangier. While appositives can add necessary details to our writing, like anything, we must choose the best time to use them, and not over do it. Too many appositives will make our readers' heads spin. I'm looking forward to learning more next time.
**NOTE** This is an exemplary paragraph. Honors level students should aim for this. Standard and developing can shoot for 80% and 60% respectively.

Homework (80% Tier)
Homework **Must get 95% correct for this Homework sentence**

I study math in the morning, my favourite time of day.



Intro #2
Documentation (In-Class: 59% Tier; Homework: 80% Tier)
9/2, 9/3, & 9/10
In class

Reflection (70% Tier)
YOU NEED TO WRITE ONE PARAGRAPH, SHOWING WHAT YOU LEARNED, FOR EVERY CLASS WHERE WE HAVE A CODIFY SENTENCE. IF YOU DO THAT, PLUS PARTICIPATE IN CLASS, TEACHING, ASKING QUESTIONS, AND COPYING THE IN-CLASS SENTENCE TO YOUR GRAMMAR STUDY PAGE OF YOUR DIGITAL PORTFOLIO, THEN YOU WILL COMPLETE THE 70% TIER. THE HOMEWORK SENTENCES ARE FOR THE 80% TIER. REVIEW TIERING DETAILS FOR MORE INFORMATION.

Homework (80% Tier)

Homework **Must get at least 80% correct for this Homework sentence**

 With Vocabulary.com I can become a powerful communicator, someone to fear. 

**Hint: See SPECIAL Parts of speech found in THE SYSTEM to fully solve this one. Also, be careful with the verbs:)



Intro #3
Documentation (In-Class: 59% Tier; Homework: 80% Tier)
In class
9/12, 9/22 (LA-3B)


Reflection (70% Tier)
YOU NEED TO WRITE ONE PARAGRAPH, SHOWING WHAT YOU LEARNED, FOR EVERY CLASS WHERE WE HAVE A CODIFY SENTENCE. IF YOU DO THAT, PLUS PARTICIPATE IN CLASS, TEACHING, ASKING QUESTIONS, AND COPYING THE IN-CLASS SENTENCE TO YOUR GRAMMAR STUDY PAGE OF YOUR DIGITAL PORTFOLIO, THEN YOU WILL COMPLETE THE 70% TIER. THE HOMEWORK SENTENCES ARE FOR THE 80% TIER. REVIEW TIERING DETAILS FOR MORE INFORMATION.

Homework (80% Tier)

Homework  **Must get at least 90% correct for this Homework sentence**

 I love reading books, mostly self-help and suspense, at home on our balcony.


Intro #4
In class
9/17, 9/22 (LA-3B), 9/23 (LA-3A)

Reflection (70% Tier)
YOU NEED TO WRITE ONE PARAGRAPH, SHOWING WHAT YOU LEARNED, FOR EVERY CLASS WHERE WE HAVE A CODIFY SENTENCE. IF YOU DO THAT, PLUS PARTICIPATE IN CLASS, TEACHING, ASKING QUESTIONS, AND COPYING THE IN-CLASS SENTENCE TO YOUR GRAMMAR STUDY PAGE OF YOUR DIGITAL PORTFOLIO, THEN YOU WILL COMPLETE THE 70% TIER. THE HOMEWORK SENTENCES ARE FOR THE 80% TIER. REVIEW TIERING DETAILS FOR MORE INFORMATION.

Homework (80% Tier)

Homework **Must get at least 90% correct for this Homework sentence**

 I love to eat pizza with KC Masterpiece, the best barbecue sauce in the world.


Intro #5 - Final in Block 1
In class
9/23 (LIT), 9/24 (LA-3B), 9/29 (LA-3A)
Reflection (70% Tier)
YOU NEED TO WRITE ONE PARAGRAPH, SHOWING WHAT YOU LEARNED, FOR EVERY CLASS WHERE WE HAVE A CODIFY SENTENCE. IF YOU DO THAT, PLUS PARTICIPATE IN CLASS, TEACHING, ASKING QUESTIONS, AND COPYING THE IN-CLASS SENTENCE TO YOUR GRAMMAR STUDY PAGE OF YOUR DIGITAL PORTFOLIO, THEN YOU WILL COMPLETE THE 70% TIER. THE HOMEWORK SENTENCES ARE FOR THE 80% TIER. REVIEW TIERING DETAILS FOR MORE INFORMATION.

Homework (80% Tier)
Homework **Must get at least 80% correct for this Homework sentence**

 During the dinner conversation, Clifford, the messiest eater at the table, spewed

 mashed potatoes like an erupting volcano.


90% Tier: Stand-alone Sentences
Create 3 (Honors), 2 (Standard), or 1 (Developing) Stand-alone Sentence(s) that is/are correctly marked and include the following (each):
  • appositive
  • direct object
  • prepositional phrase
100% Tier: In-text Sentences
Create 3 (Honors), 2 (Standard), or 1 (Developing) *In-text Sentence(s)* that is/are correctly marked and include the following (each)
  • appositive
  • direct object
  • prepositional phrase
  • verbal (infinitive, participle, or gerund)
*These are sentences that you also use in context. They should be found in your writing, from freewriting to diary entries to more formal writing such as essays. You will place the marked sentence(s) on your grammar study page and also link to the unmarked sentence(s) in your writing. The sentence(s) should be bolded or highlighted to make it/them easier to locate.