Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Ameliorate Amerigo Vespucci

Directions: grammatically correct the sentence below, in red.  There is one missing comma.

America was named after Amerigo Vespucci a Florentine navigator and explorer who played a prominent role in exploring the New World.



suggested corrections:
America was named after Amerigo Vespucci, a Florentine navigator and explorer who played a prominent role in exploring the New World.





Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Ameliorte Cortez

Directions: Look at the sentences below, in red. Add proper punctuation and fix the few proper nouns that need to be capitalized.

Hernán Cortés was born around 1485 he was a spanish conquistador who overthrew the Aztec empire and won Mexico for the crown of Spain.


Suggested Answer:
Hernán Cortés was born around 1485. He was a Spanish conquistador who overthrew the Aztec Empire and won Mexico for the crown of Spain.

Video about Cortez with a written bio, as well.

Now, in your journal, write a sentence about Hernan Cortez that uses APPOSITION.

Monday, August 29, 2016

Ameliorate Columbus

Directions: grammatically correct the sentence below, in red. There are two missing commas and one misused word.

Between 1492 and 1503 Columbus completed 4 round-trip voyages between Spain and the Americas all of them under the sponsorship of the Spanish King and Queen.


Click here and you'll see an image. A video is located on the image. It is located on the image. Click on the image on the tag.

Bio of Columbus


Suggested answer
Between 1492 and 1503, Columbus completed four round-trip voyages between Spain and the Americas, all of them under the sponsorship of the Spanish King and Queen.