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    The first page of a newspaper is “prime” real estate. It’s where the most important stories are often found. That’s why it’s helpful to understand what’s behind those stories – because they matter. In some cases, a news story may not receive much attention but it matters because it's interesting. Those, too, are prime stories.
    Here’s some background on a “prime” story this week.
    Volcano FlowsSpy Games
    The Kilauea volcano in Hawaii has been erupting. WhilePresident of the lava flows are majestic and mesmerizing to look at,United States is claiming his campaign was spied on illegally by the FBI. The intelligence agencies say they are also remarkably dangerous to anythingwere investigating whether anyone in the path of the molten flow. While eruptionscampaign was illegally working with Russians to harm or hinder our election process.
    They say these investigations
    are rare,exactly what the intelligence community does when they happenpick up on suspicious activity, which they serve to remind us humans of the power ofdid. They say no one is above the natural forces of our planet.
    Lava
    law and if someone is breaking a law, they must investigate. Not only is it not illegal, the only thing that might spew fromFBI says, it's exactly the volcano. Experts tell usjob that agency is supposed to do. They first priority is to protect the eruption could "go ballistic"United States and shoot clouds of toxic gas, ash, and rocks as well as lava. While they're called rocks,that's what they could actually weigh as much as 8 tons!
    Keep your eye on
    were doing.
    The President is insisting that the Department of Justice find out exactly why his campaign was being looked at. Watch
    the news to follow the story of Kilauea.see what unfolds next.
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    the video. CheckBehold the news for the latest detailsawesome power of nature. Find a story about this.a force of nature and summarize it.
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    Hi! I'm reading the news. I like to know what is going on in the world.
    The saying goes, "April showers bring May flowers."Next weekend is Memorial Day Weekend. Some say it's pretty much the beginning of summer. Can you find a photo of anything that growssummer activity pictured in the news? Write about what you found.
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    Proper Prepositions
    Prepositions are words with a job. They usually come before nouns
    Texting and give some kind of information such as time, place, or direction to defineCommunication
    Texting is
    a relationship between words. Inbit controversial. Some people believe it’s bringing back the sentence “The boy stepped overlost art of written communication, while others think it’s ruining it. Some experts say that people gave up writing when they began using the sleeping dog,” “over” is a preposition. It tells wherephone to communicate. But with texting, people have returned to the boy stepped in relationwritten word to express themselves. Others argue that all of the dog.
    While prepositions are valuable, they
    abbreviations used in texts are often used unnecessarily.ruining spelling and grammar. And you may have learnednow that you shouldn’t end a sentence with a preposition. The problem isn’t reallyemojis are in, some believe words will be out. But for now, words are still the main content in ending a sentence with a preposition; the problem is using a preposition anywhere it doesn’t needtext.
    So you do have
    to be. Here is an example:
    The parakeet flew
    be literate to text. You have to read and understand context in order to translate some of the abbreviations. For example, does LOL mean “laugh out loud” or “lots of love”? It depends on the window. In that sentence,context of the preposition “of” doesn’t serverest of the message. If it’s at the end of a purpose. Leaving itjoke, it’s likely “laugh out doesn’t changeloud.” If it’s the meaningsignature on a valentine text, it’s likely “lots of the sentence, because “out the window”love.” Literacy and “out ofunderstanding words in context are the window” meankeys to deciphering the same thing.
    Copy these sentences and circle any unnecessary prepositions
    message.
    There’s not much texting in the newspaper, although
    you find:
    Bobby leaped off of
    might find some in the diving board into the pool.
    That’s where my house is at.
    If
    comic strips. What you want to talk, come and sit by me.
    I met up
    can do with her after school.
    I don’t know where
    the cat went to.
    My dad stood outside the door.
    Sit beside of your brother on that bench.
    Here’s
    newspaper is practice condensing information into a list of prepositions. Writetext message. Choose a sentence using each one. Then, checkstory from today’s news. Rewrite the headlines inmain idea as a text message. Take turns writing the newspaper to find at least two prepositions.
    over
    during
    to
    upon
    with
    texts on the board in your classroom, and see if your classmates can figure out which story you chose.
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    Engage students with this week's news, events, and anniversaries.
    May 14-18,21-25, 2018
    Language Arts
    1. Share this story with students: Levi Strauss and Jacob Davis got a patentIt’s likely that your students have heard of Sherlock Holmes, likely the most famous literary detective. The creator of that character is Scottish author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, born on May 20, 1873 for “an improvement22, 1859. Invite your students to choose the story in fastening pocket openings” because they usedtoday’s news that would make the best background for a type of rivet tomystery story. They should write about their choice and explain which story elements make for a good mystery.
    Common Core Standard: compare and contrast different genres
    2. Singer Songwriter Bob Dylan’s birthday is
    on May 24. Some say that his songs and lyrical poems were the pocket cornersvoice of pants,a generation. He often wrote about current events like wars and also on the top of the button fly. The pants they made werefight for workcivil rights in his more than 50 albums and they’re still around today.500 songs. He was even awarded a Pulitzer Prize for his “extraordinary poetic power” in 2008. In the 1950s, teens started wearing them and now peoplehonor of all ages wear them regularly. Canhis birthday, you may want to share these poetic lyrics with your students guess what pants these are? They’re jeans. Invite students to look carefully through the newspaper ads and photos to find another item of clothing that they think we’ll still be wearing 100 years from now.his song, “Forever Young.” Have them describe the item and tell whyanalyze it. Is it a good poem? What do they think it’ll have long-term style power. Click here to read more about the history of jeans.it means?
    Common Core Standard: cite evidenceexplain poems
    May you grow up
    to support conclusions
    2. The largest volcanic eruption in U.S. history took place on May 18, 1980 when
    be righteous
    May you grow up to be true
    May you always know
    the Mount St. Helens volcano intruth
    And see
    the state of Washington. More than 50 people diedlights surrounding you
    May you always be courageous
    Stand up right
    and it destroyed about 150 square milesbe strong
    And may you stay
    Forever young
    May your hands always be busy
    May your feet always be swift
    May you have a strong foundation
    When the winds
    of forest. Canchanges shift
    May
    your heart always be joyful
    May your song always be sung
    And may you stay
    Forever young
    To honor Dylan’s birthday with a fabulous writing activity, invite
    students to find any natural disasters described in today’s news? (A volcano erupted in Hawaii just recently.) Have them locate vocabulary used10 interesting words in the storyheadlines. They will use those words to describe the scenewrite a rhyming poem and the mood of the area. Finally, havethis website can help. On this site, students can write an essay about how we should preparetheir poems and any time they’re stuck for weather challenges. What do we have to know or do to stay safe?a rhyme, they can click on the word and a rhyming word will pop up.
    Common Core Standard: write informative text to examine a topic
    3. While you are discussing good
    produce clear and coherent writing with your students, you may want to check out this
    3. Visuwords is a terrific
    website that offers interactive writing skills worksheets for students. You justwhich will create an account fora visual/graphical representation of the connections between words. Challenge your classstudents to create a similar web of word connections. Have them choose one word from the headlines and then assignskim the worksheets you want studentsarticle it’s in to complete. They don't needcreate a web of words connected to the headline word. Can they find a noun, a verb, an emailadverb and an adjective connected to sign in. You may wantthe chosen word? Then have them click on this link, input their word and see what Visuwords does with the same word. Also check out Lexipedia.com for a similar program with audio pronunciation of words.
    4. It’s fun for students
    to choose worksheets illustratingread the comic strips. After they read some, they can write a particular styleheadline for one of writing and also challengethe strips they read. Have students read their headlines aloud to find that same style in the news.class to see if others can guess which strip they are talking about.
    Common Core Standard: understanding components ofsummarizing text that develop main ideas or themes
    Math
    1. Point outCal Ripken Jr. holds the record for most consecutive Major League Baseball games played. The streak spanned over seventeen seasons, from May 30, 1982 to September 20, 1998. He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2007. Using the current statistics in the Sports section, which player do your students that some news articles are easier to understand when they are accompanied bythink is headed for a graphic – a chartrecord of other visual aid.some kind? Have students skimthem analyze the news for an article that has an accompanying graph, chart, or table. They should read the articlenumbers and examine the chart. Then they should write a paragraph aboutreport telling which player they choose and how the visual was helpful in explaining the information in the article.numbers back up their prediction.
    Common Core Standard: evaluate diverse medialink statistics to everyday life
    2. Hollywood’s legendary Grauman’s Chinese Theater opened on May 18, 1927. It’s the most popular theater in the world. Millions visit there each year to see the hand and footprints of many stars. And, they can also watch movies. HaveOne sport that your students checkmight enjoy during the movie listings in today’s newspaper and to poll the class about which movie they’d most like to see this weekend.summer is bicycle riding. Have them graph the resultsbrainstorm and list all of the poll.
    Common Core Standard: creating
    ways they stay safe when they ride a graphic representation of data
    3. Hockey is in the news as its championship season is underway. Have students check the Sports section
    bike. Then, invite them to find a story about the latest hockey battle. They should use the statisticsgo shopping for bikes in the storyClassified ads. Tell them to write 3 word problems for a partnerimagine they have $1000 to solve. If you're interested in having students learn a bit about the science of hockey, here's a YouTube video thatspend and need to buy two bicycles. Which bikes will help.
    Common
    they buy? Why? How much money will they have left over?
    Common
    Core Standard: produce text appropriate to task and situationusing authentic data
    Science Literacy
    1. Share thisOn May 28, 1959, two monkeys became “monkeynauts” when they traveled into space for 16 minutes. The story was big news with students. A study concluded that there are four bad habits that “age” people. That means their bodies will appear to be older than their chronological age. Smoking cigarettes, drinking too much alcohol, not exercising and eating poorly can age a person as much as 12 years! The study lasted 20 yearsthe monkeys appearing on the cover of Life magazine and in that time, 29% of the people studied who had all four bad habits died. Only 8% ofNew York Times. They were the people without any of these habits died. Deaths were caused by cancer and heart disease. The conclusion was thatfirst living a healthy lifestyle is likely, but not guaranteed,beings to help people live longer.launch into space and return alive. Can your students find examples of a healthy lifestyleany animals in today’s newspaper? Why are they in the news? May is National Physical FitnessStudents can read and Sports Month. Can students find stories that fit into either of those categories?listen to more about this story here.
    Common Core Standard: evaluate informational text, draw conclusionswrite informative text to examine a topic
    2. ChallengeHave students to find the most unusual science storyitems in today’s news. Provide them with this example of a storynews that is pretty odd. Scientistsprove the truth in at the Universityleast three of Warwick in England introduced a car made partly from plant fibers thatthese statements:
    Sometimes there
    is poweredgood news about disease.
    Most injuries are caused
    by waste from chocolate factories. Can your students findcarelessness.
    Eating can be unhealthy.
    Stress is
    a more unusual science story than that one? They should summarize any one that they find.common problem.
    Your attitude can make you sick.

    Common Core Standard: recount a story with appropriate factsapply reading standards to support reflection and response to literature and nonfiction texts
    Social Studies
    1. It may be an interesting study of news to have students discuss the difference between “hard” and “soft” news. Which can they find more examples of in today’s newspaper? Do they think a good newspaper offers both? Overall, what do your students see as the role of a newspaper in a democratic society like ours?
    Common Core Standard: analyzing language in a newspaper
    2.
    Share this
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    On May 17, 1954 the landmark Supreme Court case known as Brown v. Board of Education was decided.28, 1892 The rulingSierra Club was that schools offering “separate but equal” programs were unconstitutional. It began with African American student Linda Brown who took her case to court because she contended that the white school she wanted to attend offered a better program than the black school shefounded in San Francisco. This club was slatedfounded to attend. Her lawyer was Thurgood Marshall, who later went on to becomework for the first black Justicesafe keeping of the Supreme Court. The Brown case was pivotal in the civil rights movement as it meant that public facilities, and especially schools must be integrated. What story in today’s news involves a court decisionnature. Have students skim today's paper for an issue or problem they think would benefit from a law? Ask students to read the story and to make a prediction about whether the law is fair as it is.club formed. They should write a newspaper ad looking for members for their opinions. Students can learn more aboutclub. Tell what the Brown case here.
    Common
    club will do and what problem or issue it will work to solve.
    Common
    Core Standard: examining informationalwrite informative text
    2. Explain
    to students that Malcolm X was born Malcolm Littleexamine a topic
    3. Share this important bit of history with students. The Constitutional Convention opened in Philadelphia
    on May 19, 1925. He was raised25, 1787. It took place in a violent atmosphere with both his fatherwhat was then called The State House, now Independence Hall. In all, 55 delegates attended and his uncles murderedthe meeting was presided over by white people. AsGeorge Washington. Their mission, overall was to write a teen, the young African American got involved inplan for forming a life of crime and ended up in prison where he discoverednew government, free from British rule. The delegates, later called the Muslim religion. After getting out“Founding Fathers” or “Framers of prison, he got deeply involved with the Nation of Islam and took onConstitution,” had much to decide. How would each state get power? Who would have more power – the last name “X”states or the federal government? Who would lead each? Ultimately, the framers chose to stand for his African tribal name, which he did not know. He becamedesign a powerful Muslim leadergovernment with some controversial beliefsthree branches – the executive (the president), the legislative (the lawmakers) and the judicial (judges.) Have students find one story in the news about each of these branches.
    The fact that the 55 framers were able to agree is quite remarkable. In order to illustrate just
    how African Americans should fight for equal rights. For a time, he disagreed with Dr. King and thought that violencehard it might be needed. But,for a tripgroup to Mecca made him rethink his goals and strategies about civil rights. He continuedcome to preach black self-respect and self-reliance until he was assassinated in 1965 while giving a speech. For a while, Malcolm X believed that civil rights neededunanimous decision, have students try this activity. Turn to be achieved “by any means necessary.” Can your students find someonethe movie listings in the news who is trying to achieve something innewspaper. Take a controversial way? Have them write about it.
    Common Core Standard: organize ideas and concepts
    3. Amelia Earhart was the first woman pilot, and second person,
    class vote of 1 movie to fly solo acrosssee tonight. Can everyone agree on the Atlantic Ocean. On May 21, 1932, she successfully made that trip. But, when trying to fly solo around the world in 1937, she disappeared and was never heard from again. Dosame movie? Why do your students think she was adventurous or foolish? Do they understand what drives someone to achieve these typesthat is so? Take the vote again, but this time, let a majority of goals? Can they find someone in today’s news who exhibits an adventurous spirit? Have them write about the class choose the movie. Without a unanimous agreement, one where every person they found. Do they have any of the same characteristics?
    2. On May 14, 1787,delegates began arriving in Philadelphia
    has to writeagree, is it easier to make a new Constitutionchoice? Students should understand that the need for unanimous agreement was one of the United States. The Constitutional Convention started on May 25. Have students imagineproblems that America had with the rules before they are delegates to a new Constitutional Convention being held today. Based on today’s news, what laws for runningwrote the Constitution. Under the country would they want tofirst set of rules, called the Articles of Confederation, no rule could be sure to put in place? Have them write opinion pieces describing what they read inchanged unless all of the news and the laws they’d want to write based on what they read.politicians agreed.
    Have your students think about that -- all politicians agreeing!

    Common Core Standard: gather information from print sourcesAnalyze documents or events of historical significance
    Lessons written by Deborah Drezon Carroll. Carroll taught for ten years in Philadelphia, PA and is the author of two parenting books. She also coordinated the Newspaper in Education department of the Philadelphia Inquirer for 16 years.
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Saturday, May 19

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    Americans love the food they think of as Chinese food. The fact is that some of the more famous Chinese dishes, like chow mein and chop suey, didn’t come here from China. They were invented in America. But, per- haps the most famous of all Chinese food from America, is the fortune cookie. After the 1906 earthquake in San Francisco destroyed Chinatown, it was rebuilt. Much of the new design was planned as it was described in The San Francisco Chronicle with, "Oriental charm and attractiveness." The fortune cookie, with its message of wisdom inside, was created to add exotic charm to the dining experience of Chinatown. And, if you’ve ever wondered why the Chinese use chop sticks, the answer is energy. Because China had fuel shortages, people needed to keep cooking time short. They cut food into tiny pieces to cook fast. Since the pieces were bite-size, there was no need to invent things like a fork or knife to cut food.
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    The Koreans
    Korean Families
    According
    Chinese
    History: The Chinese in the New World
    The first Chinese people probably arrived here sometime during the late 1700s. They sailed on European ships because they had been hired
    to work. But Chinese people had explored and traveled long before that. Even before the last Census, more than 1.7 million Americans of Korean ancestry liveeighth century, Chinese ships had sailed in the United StatesRed Sea and predictions arearound the Persian Gulf. Some historians believe that there will be about 3 million byif the year 2030. Many of themChinese had continued exploring they might have discovered Europe and the New World before anyone else.
    By 1850, when gold was discovered in California, many Chinese
    came during a time when Japan ruled Korea and tried to wipe outseek their fortunes in the Korean way of life.New World. By 1870 there were 63,000 Chinese working in America. They wentwere welcomed warmly at first but then Californians began to Hawaii to work on plantationsresent the Chinese and later moved to the mainlandshowed signs of hatred. Life at home in China was difficult so many of the U.S. It was easier for thempeople preferred to get usedstay in this country to life here than it was for some of the other Asians because the Koreans had experienced city life backtry to make enough money to return home so theyand have a good life.
    The Chinese
    were able to get jobsgood and dependable workers. They worked in U.S. cities. Many Koreans later helped the U.S. armed forcesmining and construction. Early on, they lived in the war against Japan.
    Koreans
    rural areas in the U.S. have succeededWest. They lived in business. Many runsmall groups that became successful Chinatowns. In these areas, the Chinese were free to own businesses and others have succeededhomes. Chinatowns were born in professions including medicine, accountingother cities besides San Francisco as the Chinese moved east to cities like Boston and education. Among Asians, Koreans haveNew York. After the highest rate of self-employment, meaning they work for themselves in their own businesses. More than halflaws against immigration of the Koreans who come here plan to own their own business.
    One industry where Koreans have been extremely successful is
    Chinese were changed in selling produce – fruits and vegetables. If you would like to read a story about a Korean family’s immigration to America, check out Quiet Odyssey by Mary Paik Lee. Her family came1965, many more Chinese moved to the U.S. Instead of workers, this country in 1905 and their story is onetime at least half of struggle and success.
    Today, Korean Americans are spread throughout
    the U.S. The state with the largest Korean American population is California with 33%, followed by New York with 12%.
    In Korean culture, the father is usually the head
    newcomers were professionals who left China because of the family. Korean children are taught strict rules with the most important being to respect their elders. Korean children are taught to obey and listen to their parents and older siblings. Education is highly valued in the Korean culture and many Koreanspolitical problems there. They came to this country so that their children could attendlive good schools.lives in America, not just in Chinatowns but anywhere.
    Influences on Culture
    ManyThe Chinese have contributed to all areas of America’s great classical musicians are of Korean ancestry. Pianist Mying-Whun Chung is also a world-famous conductor. Earl Kim is a Korean American composer. Nam June Paik is a video artist whose exhibitions have appearedlife, especially in many museums including theMuseum of Modern Artthe sciences. In 1957, Chen Ning Yang and Tsung-Dao Lee were the Philadelphia Museum of Art. He is known aroundfirst Chinese
    Americans to win
    the worldNobel Prize for his video productionsPhysics. Chinese medicine is based on concepts of yin and sculptures. Three distinguished American writersyang, a balanced circle of Korean ancestry include Younghill Kang, who once served asharmony that has impacted on much of American medicine today.
    Writer Chin Yang Lee’s novel Flower Drum Song was made into
    a language consultant for the U.S. government, Richard Kim and Gloria Hahn, novelists. Actor Philip Ahn, who starredclassic musical in many Hollywood movies as well as1959. Writer Amy Tan had great success with several of her books, including The Joy Luck Club. Cellist Yo Yo Ma is among the television series Kung Fu,world’s most gifted musicians and Ruth Ann Koesun was the
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    Asian American woman to getjoin a national ballet company. David Henry Wang’s play M. Butterfly won a Tony Award for Best Broadway Play of 1988. Actor, B.D. Wong, won a Tony Award for his performance and he continues to star on television.
    On
    the Hollywood WalkScreen
    Americans at the movies have seen fascinating views
    of Fame. Comedian Margaret Cho starredChinese America in All American Girl, the first prime time television sitcomfilms such as Chan is Missing (1981), and The Joy Luck Club (1993). Martial arts star Bruce Lee and his son, Jet Li, made many successful movies about an Asian American family. And, in the world of sports, Sammy Lee,kung fu. Actor Jackie Chan is a Korean American,box office hit. Newsperson Connie Chung was the first male diverwoman to win gold medals in high diving two Olympics inanchor a row in 1948 and in 1952. In 1968, he was entered intoweeknight net- work news show.
    Architecture
    Chinese American I.M. Pei, one of
    the International Swimming Hallworld’s most famous architects, designed buildings including the National Gallery of Fame. HeArt. Maya Ying Lin was diver Greg Louganis’ coach forjust 21 years old when she won a competition to design the 1976 Olympics.
    Traditions & Celebrations
    Korean Americans believe strongly in living with their extended families. That means that several generations often live together
    Vietnam Veterans Memorial in
    Washington, D.C.
    Food
    Americans love
    the same house. Two-thirds of Korean American women work outside the home butfood they also take carethink of home and family. Since families are very important to the Korean culture, they celebrate Mother’s Day, Father’s Day and Children’s Day (May 5th). Hangul Day is a Korean national holiday celebrating their alphabet, known as hangul. They pay tribute to their alphabet because they feel it represents Korea’s freedom from Chinese and Japanese rule.
    Flavorful & Colorful Food
    Most Korean Americans say
    food. The fact is that in their homes they eat traditional Korean foods. Five flavors – salt, sweet, sour, hotsome of the more famous Chinese dishes, like chow mein and bitter – are considered essential in Korean cooking.chop suey, didn’t come here from China. They also try to use foods withwere invented in America. But, per- haps the traditional colorsmost famous of Korea – green, red, yellow, white and black. Bul kokiall Chinese food from America, is a famous Korean barbecue. It’s thin stripsthe fortune cookie. After the 1906 earthquake in San Francisco destroyed Chinatown, it was rebuilt. Much of beef, chicken, and squid or octopus, grilled and served with rice or wrappedthe new design was planned as it was described in lettuce leaves. The most famous Korean dish might be kimchee, or pickled vegetables. Korean folkSan Francisco Chronicle with, "Oriental charm and attractiveness." The fortune cookie, with its message of wisdom believes that one should eat soup duringinside, was created to add exotic charm to the hot summer becausedining experience of Chinatown. And, if you’ve ever wondered why the hotChinese use chop sticks, the answer is energy. Because China had fuel shortages, people needed to keep cooking time short. They cut food makes you sweat, that will cool you off.into tiny pieces to cook fast. Since the pieces were bite-size, there was no need to invent things like a fork or knife to cut food.
    The Koreans
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Saturday, May 12

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    Topic: Who or Whom?
    If a friend asks, “With whom
    Proper Prepositions
    Prepositions
    are you going to the movies this weekend?” she’s not being pretentious, just grammatically correct. Knowing when to use “who” or “whom” is tricky, but you can learn the difference. Or, you can usewords with a trick. Read on…
    Fast facts:
    * Both “who”
    job. They usually come before nouns and “whom” are pronouns,give some kind of information such as time, place, or words that replace nouns.
    * “Who” is used to refer
    direction to define a relationship between words. In the sentence “The boy stepped over the subject ofsleeping dog,” “over” is a clause. The subject ispreposition. It tells where the person doing something.
    * “Whom” is used to refer
    boy stepped in relation to the object ofdog.
    While prepositions are valuable, they are often used unnecessarily. And you may have learned that you shouldn’t end
    a clause.sentence with a preposition. The objectproblem isn’t really in ending a sentence with a preposition; the problem is the person having something done to them.
    Here’s
    using a trickpreposition anywhere it doesn’t need to figurebe. Here is an example:
    The parakeet flew
    out which pronoun to use. Try answering the question withof the word “him.” Ifwindow. In that sounds right,sentence, the correct pronoun is “whom.” You can remember thatpreposition “of” doesn’t serve a purpose. Leaving it out doesn’t change the meaning of the sentence, because both “him”“out the window” and “whom” end with “m.” If“out of the answer sounds better with “he,”window” mean the correct pronoun is “who.”
    So, look back to the beginning
    same thing.
    Copy these sentences and circle any unnecessary prepositions you find:
    Bobby leaped off
    of this lesson. The questionthe diving board into the pool.
    That’s where my house
    is about goingat.
    If you want
    to the movies. To answer it using “him,” you’d say, “I’m goingtalk, come and sit by me.
    I met up
    with him.” That sounds right, so youher after school.
    I don’t
    know that using “whom” inwhere the question iscat went to.
    My dad stood outside
    the correct pronoun.
    People often start letters with, “To whom it may concern.” Is
    door.
    Sit beside of your brother on
    that usebench.
    Here’s a list
    of “whom” correct? Answer the questionprepositions. Write a sentence using “him” toeach one. Then, check the grammar.
    Look through
    headlines in the newspaper
    ...
    at least three uses of “who” or “whom.” Write the examples you found. Check the grammar to see if each is correctly used. Mark a check if the pronoun is used correctly or an X if it is not used correctly.two prepositions.
    over
    during
    to
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