December 8, 2010

1. What is one piece of important learning in reading or writing you have gained this week?

The index is a better place to look for certain information in a non-fiction book than a table of contents.

2. Explain how this has helped you in your reading or writing.

I can find information faster which has helped in both the non-fiction reading and science projects.

3. Explain what the difference is between a common noun and a proper noun.

A common noun is a non-specific, general term while a proper noun is the most specific title you can give something. 'Human' is a common noun, but 'Bob' is the name a specific human and thus is a proper noun. Most proper nouns' first letters are capitalized.