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  1. 1. Homonyms and Compound Sentences<br />Fourth Grade English<br />
  2. 2. Homonyms <br />Homonyms are words that sound alike but are spelled differently and have different meanings.<br />An example of this is night and knight.<br />Knight<br />Night<br />
  3. 3. Homonyms<br />This week’s spelling list focuses on homonyms.<br />List:<br />Sail <br />Sale <br />Write<br />Right<br />
  4. 4. Spelling List<br />Bear<br />Bare<br />Tale<br />Tail<br />
  5. 5. How do I know its the right word?<br />To figure out if the homonym is the right word:<br />Ask yourself if it makes sense<br />Check the Word Wall<br />Ask a table mate.<br />And if all else fails:<br />Ask the teacher<br />
  6. 6. Homonyms and Grammar<br />I need to right a paragraph.<br />Is this wrong?<br />YES!<br />The correct answer is: write.<br />We saw a picture of a bare in science class today.<br />Is this wrong?<br />YES!<br />The correct answer is: bear<br />That man told a long tale.<br />Is this wrong?<br />NO!<br />
  7. 7. Build your own!<br />I/like/play/with/dog’s/ (tail or tale).<br />I like to play with the dog’s tail.<br />We/spotted/(sail or sale)/near/the dock/ yesterday.<br />We spotted a sail near the dock yesterday<br />
  8. 8. Review of Homonyms<br />What is a homonym?<br />Homonyms are words that sound a like but have different meanings and spellings.<br />Example:<br />My parents like to take walks every night.<br />Yesterday I read about a knight.<br />
  9. 9. Compound Sentences<br />Why do we combine sentences?<br />How do we combine sentences?<br />Do you know what we use?<br />
  10. 10. Compound Sentences<br />We combine sentences with conjunctions.<br />Two types:<br />Coordinating Conjunctions <br />Subordinating Conjunctions<br />
  11. 11. Coordinating Conjunctions<br />These combine sentences with similar elements<br />These are all of the coordinating conjunctions:<br />And<br />But<br />Or<br />So<br />
  12. 12. Subordination Conjunctions<br />These connect subordinate clauses to the main clause<br />These are all the subordinating conjunctions:<br />After<br />Since<br />While<br />Although<br />Even if <br />Before<br />When<br />Until<br />Though<br />Even though<br />Where as<br />
  13. 13. Subordinating Conjunctions (Continued)<br />A subordinating clause is a smaller sentence that doesn’t make sense without the bigger sentence.<br />A subordinating conjunction can go at the beginning of the sentence.<br />Ex: They taste good.<br />What tastes good?<br />
  14. 14. Using Conjunctions<br />Coordinating Conjunctions:<br />Kara likes to go to the park. Kara likes to go to the zoo. (and)<br />Kara likes to go to the park and the zoo.<br />Josh wants a cookie. Josh thinks cookies taste good. (because)<br />Josh wants a cookie because he thinks cookies taste good.<br />
  15. 15. Build your own!<br />I/want/Coldstoneice cream /because /it/is/ delicious.<br />I want Coldstone ice cream because it is delicious. <br />Coordinating <br />
  16. 16. Build your own! (Continued)<br />Since/we/left/home/we /have/had/stop/twice.<br />Since we left home, we have had to stop twice.<br />Subordinating <br />
  17. 17. Review<br />What is a homonym?<br />Two words that sound a like but are spelled differently and mean different things.<br />What is a coordinating conjunction?<br />A word that joins sentences with similar elements.<br />What is a subordinating conjunction?<br />A word that joins two clauses, one a main clause, the other a subordinating clause.<br />
  18. 18. Credits<br />http://www2.gsu.edu/~wwwesl/egw/bryson.htm#list sub. (For the list of conjunctions and their definitions )<br />All pictures are from Microsoft Clip Art.<br />