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Classical Conversations – Week 3 – Lesson Plan

  • September 23, 2018
  • By MJ
Classical Conversations – Week 3 – Lesson Plan

Week 3 – Lesson Plan (EEL & IEW)

Structure: Overview

Purpose: Declarative, Exclamatory

Pattern: S-Vi

Part of Speech: Nouns, Pronouns

Chart: E, F

EEL Tasks: 1-3

EEL (45 minutes)


REVIEW Chart A-D  (15minutes)

  • Quiz
  • Student vs parent
  • 3rd year against 3rd year


2 Sentence classifications today!

  • Simple, Declarative (S-Vi) (.) = Declare a statement or express a fact or idea


“Jesus wept.”


  • Simple, Exclamatory (S-Vi) (!) = the same as declarative except end with an exclamation mark and is spoken with more emotion.


“Jesus wept!”


Look at big picture today!!! Chart E & F

  • Fill in details later, next 21 weeks.

Noun ????? = Names a person, place, thing, activityor idea (C2W17)

Pronoun ??????? = Replaces a noun in order to avoid repetition (C2W2)

  • The “Who” & “What” of the sentence


Chart E (2 way to categorize nouns Usages and Attributes)

  • SPIDO to memorize first 5 (Latin Cycle 1 Week 1,2,13,14)
  • 9 different Noun Usages
  • Today we are learning how the nouns will be performing the role of subject in a sentence. (Subject Noun)
  • Look at all the different attributes


Chart F – Pronouns (Personal and Other)

  • Go over how they are organized.
  • Practice replacing nouns w/ pronouns to become more familiar w/ how they interchange


“The dog(SN) ran.” S-Vi            vs.       “He(SP) ran.” S-Vi


3rd year question.  What about if we change the sentence to…


“Reuben goes for a run.”


  1. replace SN with SP
  2. Is “run” still acting as a verb? (no, it is a noun and describing an activity)
  3. S-Vi  “for a run”   is a prepositional phrase

            3rd year demonstrative pronoun question. Demonstrative Pronouns.


“This is my chair.” (This = dem. pronoun)           


“This chair is mine.” (This = dem. adjective answers question “which” chair)


  • Just because it is listed as a demonstrative pronoun does NOT mean it can’t act as something else. THIS is why it is helpful to diagram.


Analytical Task Sheet (ATS)

  • Dialectic portion of Essentials (complete together student & teacher)
  • All 5 sentences may be too hard for 1sttour students.


Task 1         

  • Dictate Sentence (+3x slowly while student writes)


“Jesus wept.”


Task 2

  • Check Mechanics

+Is it a sentence?

+5 components to a sentence

Task 3

  • Question confirmation

+Ask “who” or “what” is the sentence about?

(who wept?)=SN or SP

+Ask “what is being said about (subject) ?”

(Jesus did what?) = verb

is it transfering action?  NO = verb instransative (Vi)


Look at Chart B (if we have time)

  • Identify & define every noun & pronoun as a person, place, thing idea, or activity.



IEW 45minutes ( Unit 3 Retelling Narrative Stories )



  1. How do you create an intriguing title? (reflect 2-3 keywords from ending sentence)
  2. Share the title of your story.
  3. Share the who-which clause in your story. (SRP pg. 97-98, 155)
  4. Share some -ly adverbs (SRP pg. 91-96)



Decoration: Alliteration (SRP pg 131)

  • 2-3 or more words, close together, begin with same sound.
  • must be 3 words to count as a checklist item for paragraphs.
  • can be separated by conjunctions, articles, short pronouns, or prepositions.


“gray geese in a green field grazing”


“a dull, dark, dock”


  • What about ??      “giant green germs”  = not same starting sounds.
  • change to “giant gentle germs”

Unit 3 Retelling Narrative Stories ( SRP pg 21 )

Settings & Characters

  • Stories introduce readers to the time & place of the story = SETTING
  • Introduce us to the character

Conflict or Problem

  • Problem, want or need of the main character
  • How does the main character feel, think, etc..

Climax & Resolution

  • There must be a way to solve the problem.
  • Most exciting part


By MJ, September 23, 2018
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