The Thumping Three’sIntroduction Sentence Strategyby Joy Boyd<br />
The Thumping Three’sIt was a year ago.  It was night.  It was cold and windy.-David Hill (2010)<br />
The Thumping Three’s<br />What is this introduction strategy?<br />Three simple, short sentences all starting with the sam...
The Thumping Three’s<br /><ul><li>The strategy is rhythmic because of the odd number sentence balance.</li></li></ul><li>T...
The Thumping Three’s<br /><ul><li>The sentences should not start with the word “the”. Uncommon words add to the dramatic e...
The Thumping Three’s<br />It was consuming.  It was unbearable.  It was pure, writhing silence.<br />- Kaci Delafosse<br />
The Thumping Three’s<br />Nothing moved.  Nothing made a sound.  Nothing but silence.<br />- Ashley Moree<br />
The Thumping Three’s<br />I was sharp.  I was yellow.  I was a Papermate No. 2 pencil.<br />- Dakota Workman<br />
The Thumping Three’s<br />It was still.  It was scary.  It was coming.<br />- Kathryn Griffin<br />
The Thumping Three’s<br />I was in the dark.  I was alone.  I felt like I was being watched.<br />- Talon Grenier<br />
The Thumping Three’s<br />It was bright.  It was hot.  <br />It was summer and I was dead.<br />- Charity Hill<br />
The Thumping Three’s<br />It was ten years ago.  It was early morning.  It was storming.<br />- Anthony Rodriguez<br />
The Thumping Three’s<br />There was darkness.  There was five people.  There was the taste of blood.<br />- Jose Solis<br />
The Thumping Three’s<br />I was a hamburger.  I was getting closer to the mouth.  I was in.<br />- Hunter Duff<br />
The Thumping Three’s<br />I think you should know.  I think <br />I am what you know.  I think I’m hollow and still moving...
The Thumping Three’s<br />It was consuming.  It was unbearable.  It was pure, piercing, writhing silence.<br />- Kaci Dela...
The Thumping Three’s<br />It is alive.  It is big.  It killed me slowly.<br />- Emmanuel Escalante<br />
The Thumping Three’s<br />It was last night.  It was dark.  It was wild.<br />- Mikyia Durden<br />
The Thumping Three’s<br />It was happening. It was there.  It was me.<br />- Mark Lopez<br />
The Thumping Three’s<br />It ran. It stopped.  It had a heart attack.<br />- Ryan Prewitt<br />
The Thumping Three’s<br />It’s there.  It’s gone.  It’s there again.<br />- 5th Period ?<br />
The Thumping Three’s<br />He never knew me.  He never knew my fears.  He never knew he killed me fiercely.<br />- Devin Vi...
The Thumping Three’s<br />No way in.  No way out.  No where to go.<br />- Carlos Davalos<br />
The Thumping Three’s<br />I was running.  I was sweating.  I was slowing down.<br />- Peyton Magrum<br />
The Thumping Three’s<br />It was a month ago.  It was late night.  It was when he killed me.<br />- Shelby Cobb<br />
The Thumping Three’s<br />There was silence.  There was no moon out.  There was nothing or nobody outside.<br />- Tiffany ...
The Thumping Three’s<br />I’m the monster.  I’m the one who did this.  I’m the one to blame.<br />- Dillon Hightower<br />
The Thumping Three’s<br />You don’t know what I am.  You don’t know how to develop me.  You won’t even see me.<br />- Devi...
The Thumping Three’s<br />Never look back.  Never ask questions of people.  Never trust them.<br />- Eric Delgado<br />
The Thumping Three’s<br />Nobody is here.  Nobody cares.  Nobody is listening.<br />- Mikyia Durden<br />
The Thumping Three’s<br />It was the day they prayed.  It was the day they cried.  It was the day I died.<br />- Nick Hand...
The Thumping Three’s<br />Nobody was weirder.  Nobody was crazier.  Nobody was my Grandpa.<br />- Cody Wetherell<br />
The Thumping Three’s<br />Nobody loves me.  Nobody cares.  Nobody would know if I was gone.<br />- Marissa Valderez<br />
The Thumping Three’s<br />She was little.  She was happy.  She hated everyone.<br />- William Spradlin<br />
The Thumping Three’s<br />It was lonely.  It was calm.  It did not know I was there.<br />- Savannah Fort<br />
The Thumping Three’s<br />She was weird.  She was happy.  She was dumb.<br />- David Rosas<br />
The Thumping Three’s<br />You were exhausted.  You were hungry.  You were burning up.<br />- Madison Reeves<br />
The Thumping Three’s<br />She’s not breathing.  She’s dead.  She’s my sister.<br />- Katilla Howard<br />
The Thumping Three’s<br />It was hot.  It was sunny.  <br />It was summer.<br />- Steven Salazar<br />
The Thumping Three’s<br />That was crazy.  That was creepy.  That was my sister.<br />- Cody Wetherell<br />
The Thumping Three’s<br />It was my mom.  It was frightening.  It was a bad thing.<br />- Lorissa Estlinbaum<br />
The Thumping Three’s<br />It was dark.  It was cold.  <br />It was creepy.<br />- Lewis Findley<br />
The Thumping Three’s<br />It was cold.  It was storming.  It was the perfect day.<br />- Dee Adams<br />
The Thumping Three’s<br />No windows.  No door.  <br />No way out. <br />- Dee Adams<br />
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  1. 1. The Thumping Three’sIntroduction Sentence Strategyby Joy Boyd<br />
  2. 2. The Thumping Three’sIt was a year ago. It was night. It was cold and windy.-David Hill (2010)<br />
  3. 3. The Thumping Three’s<br />What is this introduction strategy?<br />Three simple, short sentences all starting with the same word.<br />
  4. 4. The Thumping Three’s<br /><ul><li>The strategy is rhythmic because of the odd number sentence balance.</li></li></ul><li>The Thumping Three’s<br /><ul><li>This is a dramatic strategy even though the sentences each by themselves may not be that dramatic.</li></li></ul><li>The Thumping Three’s<br /><ul><li>Together the sentences </li></ul> are powerful.<br />
  5. 5. The Thumping Three’s<br /><ul><li>The sentences should not start with the word “the”. Uncommon words add to the dramatic effect.</li></li></ul><li>The Thumping Three’s<br />STUDENT SENTENCES:<br />
  6. 6. The Thumping Three’s<br />It was consuming. It was unbearable. It was pure, writhing silence.<br />- Kaci Delafosse<br />
  7. 7. The Thumping Three’s<br />Nothing moved. Nothing made a sound. Nothing but silence.<br />- Ashley Moree<br />
  8. 8. The Thumping Three’s<br />I was sharp. I was yellow. I was a Papermate No. 2 pencil.<br />- Dakota Workman<br />
  9. 9. The Thumping Three’s<br />It was still. It was scary. It was coming.<br />- Kathryn Griffin<br />
  10. 10. The Thumping Three’s<br />I was in the dark. I was alone. I felt like I was being watched.<br />- Talon Grenier<br />
  11. 11. The Thumping Three’s<br />It was bright. It was hot. <br />It was summer and I was dead.<br />- Charity Hill<br />
  12. 12. The Thumping Three’s<br />It was ten years ago. It was early morning. It was storming.<br />- Anthony Rodriguez<br />
  13. 13. The Thumping Three’s<br />There was darkness. There was five people. There was the taste of blood.<br />- Jose Solis<br />
  14. 14. The Thumping Three’s<br />I was a hamburger. I was getting closer to the mouth. I was in.<br />- Hunter Duff<br />
  15. 15. The Thumping Three’s<br />I think you should know. I think <br />I am what you know. I think I’m hollow and still moving like a shadow.<br />- Devin Vickery<br />
  16. 16. The Thumping Three’s<br />It was consuming. It was unbearable. It was pure, piercing, writhing silence.<br />- Kaci Delafosse<br />
  17. 17. The Thumping Three’s<br />It is alive. It is big. It killed me slowly.<br />- Emmanuel Escalante<br />
  18. 18. The Thumping Three’s<br />It was last night. It was dark. It was wild.<br />- Mikyia Durden<br />
  19. 19. The Thumping Three’s<br />It was happening. It was there. It was me.<br />- Mark Lopez<br />
  20. 20. The Thumping Three’s<br />It ran. It stopped. It had a heart attack.<br />- Ryan Prewitt<br />
  21. 21. The Thumping Three’s<br />It’s there. It’s gone. It’s there again.<br />- 5th Period ?<br />
  22. 22. The Thumping Three’s<br />He never knew me. He never knew my fears. He never knew he killed me fiercely.<br />- Devin Vickery<br />
  23. 23. The Thumping Three’s<br />No way in. No way out. No where to go.<br />- Carlos Davalos<br />
  24. 24. The Thumping Three’s<br />I was running. I was sweating. I was slowing down.<br />- Peyton Magrum<br />
  25. 25. The Thumping Three’s<br />It was a month ago. It was late night. It was when he killed me.<br />- Shelby Cobb<br />
  26. 26. The Thumping Three’s<br />There was silence. There was no moon out. There was nothing or nobody outside.<br />- Tiffany Munsinger<br />
  27. 27. The Thumping Three’s<br />I’m the monster. I’m the one who did this. I’m the one to blame.<br />- Dillon Hightower<br />
  28. 28. The Thumping Three’s<br />You don’t know what I am. You don’t know how to develop me. You won’t even see me.<br />- Devin Vickery<br />
  29. 29. The Thumping Three’s<br />Never look back. Never ask questions of people. Never trust them.<br />- Eric Delgado<br />
  30. 30. The Thumping Three’s<br />Nobody is here. Nobody cares. Nobody is listening.<br />- Mikyia Durden<br />
  31. 31. The Thumping Three’s<br />It was the day they prayed. It was the day they cried. It was the day I died.<br />- Nick Handeland<br />
  32. 32. The Thumping Three’s<br />Nobody was weirder. Nobody was crazier. Nobody was my Grandpa.<br />- Cody Wetherell<br />
  33. 33. The Thumping Three’s<br />Nobody loves me. Nobody cares. Nobody would know if I was gone.<br />- Marissa Valderez<br />
  34. 34. The Thumping Three’s<br />She was little. She was happy. She hated everyone.<br />- William Spradlin<br />
  35. 35. The Thumping Three’s<br />It was lonely. It was calm. It did not know I was there.<br />- Savannah Fort<br />
  36. 36. The Thumping Three’s<br />She was weird. She was happy. She was dumb.<br />- David Rosas<br />
  37. 37. The Thumping Three’s<br />You were exhausted. You were hungry. You were burning up.<br />- Madison Reeves<br />
  38. 38. The Thumping Three’s<br />She’s not breathing. She’s dead. She’s my sister.<br />- Katilla Howard<br />
  39. 39. The Thumping Three’s<br />It was hot. It was sunny. <br />It was summer.<br />- Steven Salazar<br />
  40. 40. The Thumping Three’s<br />That was crazy. That was creepy. That was my sister.<br />- Cody Wetherell<br />
  41. 41. The Thumping Three’s<br />It was my mom. It was frightening. It was a bad thing.<br />- Lorissa Estlinbaum<br />
  42. 42. The Thumping Three’s<br />It was dark. It was cold. <br />It was creepy.<br />- Lewis Findley<br />
  43. 43. The Thumping Three’s<br />It was cold. It was storming. It was the perfect day.<br />- Dee Adams<br />
  44. 44. The Thumping Three’s<br />No windows. No door. <br />No way out. <br />- Dee Adams<br />
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