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Sentences

  1. 1. Sentences
  2. 2. Sentence <ul><li>A group of words that contains a subject and its predicate and makes a complete thought. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Parts of the Sentence <ul><li>Two part thought </li></ul><ul><li>Predicate about a subject </li></ul><ul><li>An idea </li></ul><ul><li>One/two </li></ul><ul><li>Subject/predicate </li></ul><ul><li>What we are talking about/what we’re saying about it. </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>The sentence is the mind, in language . </li></ul><ul><li>Cassius from bondage will deliver Cassius. </li></ul><ul><li>POS </li></ul><ul><li>PST </li></ul><ul><li>PHR </li></ul><ul><li>Clauses </li></ul>
  5. 5. Subject/predicate set <ul><li>It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct to Heaven, we were all going direct the other way—in short, the period was so far like the present period, that some of its nosiest authorities insisted on its being received for good or for evil, in the superlative degree of comparison only. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Fragments <ul><li>They race. (p 5) </li></ul><ul><li>--Jerry Spinelli, Loser </li></ul><ul><li>Matt winces. (p. 364) </li></ul><ul><li>Maria flinched. (p. 366) </li></ul><ul><li>Matt froze. (p. 370) </li></ul><ul><li>Matt nodded. (p. 372) </li></ul><ul><li>--Nancy Farmer, House of the Scorpion </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>The lights cluster brilliantly up the street of Claudia’s house. (p.174) </li></ul><ul><li>In the spring Mrs. Biswell is certain that Zinkoff will be absent at least one day…(p. 60) </li></ul><ul><li>-- Loser </li></ul>
  8. 8. Sentence Smack Down! <ul><li>Identify the subject and verb or your sentences. Underline the subject and put explosion marks around the verb. </li></ul><ul><li>Assign roles </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Reader </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Subject </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Verb </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>Subjects write the subject of the sentences in large letters on a piece of construction paper. Verbs write the verb of the sentence in large letters of construction paper, surrounding it with exploding marks to connote action. </li></ul><ul><li>Then identify the subject and the verb for all the other sentences. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Examples <ul><li>Then he lowers his hand. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Who or what does something? (He) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What does he do (lowers) He lowers. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>His ears echo the thousand warnings of his mother: “Don’t cross the street.” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Who or what does something? (ears) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What do the ears do (echo) Ears echo. </li></ul></ul>

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