Where the Red Fern Grows Lesson 1 - Understanding Sentences <br />
How can you tell a complete sentence from an incomplete sentence? Usually you tell just by listening.<br />Incomplete Sent...
Incomplete Sentence (Fragment)Every day, rain or shine.<br />(I don’t care about the weather! Tell me who is doing what.)<...
Complete Sentence<br />Billy hunts.<br />(This is a very simple sentence, but it has a subject [Billy] and a verb [hunts]....
Complete Sentence<br />Billy hunts everyday.<br />(Here is the same sentence with a little more information. There’s no co...
Complete Sentence<br />Billy hunts everyday, rain or shine.<br />(Here is the same sentence with even more information, an...
A complete sentence must have a subject and a predicate. The subject tells who or what does the action, and the predicate ...
A subject can be any of the following things:<br />The person who does the action in the sentence. Grandpa sells goods in ...
The person described in the sentence. Grandpa is happy when he makes a good sell.<br />The place being described in the se...
Subjects may come in different forms:<br />One noun as the subject – Billy wants hound dogs.<br />Two nouns as a subject –...
Clause<br />when he gets the money<br />(This has a subject [he] and a verb [gets], but you’re left dangling, aren’t you? ...
Complete Sentence<br />Billy will buy coon hounds when he gets the money.<br />(Now we know what’s going on!)<br />
Determine if the following are complete sentences or dependent clauses.<br />When I left my office that beautiful spring d...
As I watch him disappear in the twilight shadows.<br />Whatever it was that had interrupted his life, he was trying to str...
Phrase<br />the sound of the hounds<br />(We just saw that a clause has a subject and a verb. There’s no verb here; this i...
Complete Sentence<br />The sound of the hounds echoed in Billy’s mind even after the night quieted.<br />(Now there’s some...
Tell which part of the sentence (subject or predicate) is missing in the sentence fragments below:<br />A whole bucketful ...
Let’s build a few sentences.<br />Phrase<br />young Billy<br />Dependent Clause<br />by the time hunting season was over<b...
Phrase<br />our cat Samie<br />Dependent Clause<br />with one loud squall<br />Complete Sentence<br />With one loud squall...
Phrase<br />the glow of the fire<br />Dependent Clause<br />as I sat there in silence<br />Complete Sentence<br />As I sat...
Phrase<br />sparkled like a white star in the heavens<br />Dependent Clause<br />as I struck a match<br />Complete Sentenc...
Video on Sentence Fragments<br />
Brain Pop<br />http://www.brainpop.com/english/grammar/sentencefragments/<br />
Practice – Complete Sentence or Sentence Fragment?<br />I found some slick little trails out in the garden down under some...
Go to your Student Packetand complete Lesson 1 Practice for English.<br />
This powerpoint was kindly donated to<br />www.worldofteaching.com<br />http://www.worldofteaching.com<br />Is home to wel...
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English Rules Lesson 1 3

  1. 1. Where the Red Fern Grows Lesson 1 - Understanding Sentences <br />
  2. 2. How can you tell a complete sentence from an incomplete sentence? Usually you tell just by listening.<br />Incomplete Sentence (Fragment)Everyday.(What? Who does what everyday? I don’t get it. This is not complete.)<br />
  3. 3. Incomplete Sentence (Fragment)Every day, rain or shine.<br />(I don’t care about the weather! Tell me who is doing what.)<br />
  4. 4. Complete Sentence<br />Billy hunts.<br />(This is a very simple sentence, but it has a subject [Billy] and a verb [hunts]. We know what happened and who did it.)<br />
  5. 5. Complete Sentence<br />Billy hunts everyday.<br />(Here is the same sentence with a little more information. There’s no confusion here.)<br />
  6. 6. Complete Sentence<br />Billy hunts everyday, rain or shine.<br />(Here is the same sentence with even more information, and it’s still very clear.)<br />
  7. 7. A complete sentence must have a subject and a predicate. The subject tells who or what does the action, and the predicate contains the verb and tells what the action is.<br />A verb is a word that expresses one of two things:<br />Action: jump, scream, fly, run<br />State of being: appear, seem, feel<br />
  8. 8. A subject can be any of the following things:<br />The person who does the action in the sentence. Grandpa sells goods in his general store.<br />The place that does the action in the sentence. The general store swarms with people before the Fourth of July celebration. <br />The thing that does the action in the sentence. Flour and sugar are mixed together to make cookies.<br />
  9. 9. The person described in the sentence. Grandpa is happy when he makes a good sell.<br />The place being described in the sentence. The general store is crowded on Saturday.<br />The thing being described in the sentence. Cookies are best when the flour and sugar are fresh.<br />
  10. 10. Subjects may come in different forms:<br />One noun as the subject – Billy wants hound dogs.<br />Two nouns as a subject – Little Ann and Old Dan are two dogs.<br />One pronoun as the subject – He prays each night for dogs.<br />Two pronouns as the subject – He and she are both still awake because of the coon hounds.<br />A phrase – Staying awake all night is no fun.<br />A clause – What makes me mad is all the noise!<br />
  11. 11. Clause<br />when he gets the money<br />(This has a subject [he] and a verb [gets], but you’re left dangling, aren’t you? It’s not a complete sentence. This is called a dependent clause. It depends on something else to make a complete sentence.<br />
  12. 12. Complete Sentence<br />Billy will buy coon hounds when he gets the money.<br />(Now we know what’s going on!)<br />
  13. 13. Determine if the following are complete sentences or dependent clauses.<br />When I left my office that beautiful spring day.<br />I was walking along whistling when I heard the dogfight.<br />About twenty-five feet from me they caught him and down he went.<br />Down on my knees.<br />With one final whimper.<br />Where the alley emptied into the street, he stopped and looked back.<br />
  14. 14. As I watch him disappear in the twilight shadows.<br />Whatever it was that had interrupted his life, he was trying to straighten it out.<br />As I turned to enter my yard.<br />As I caressed the smooth surfaces, my mind drifted back through the years, back to my boyhood days.<br />
  15. 15. Phrase<br />the sound of the hounds<br />(We just saw that a clause has a subject and a verb. There’s no verb here; this is called a phrase. It could be the start of a great sentence, but it needs some help. It needs some action.)<br />
  16. 16. Complete Sentence<br />The sound of the hounds echoed in Billy’s mind even after the night quieted.<br />(Now there’s some action! It makes a very clear, complete sentence.)<br />
  17. 17. Tell which part of the sentence (subject or predicate) is missing in the sentence fragments below:<br />A whole bucketful of tears. <br />My dog-wanting. <br />Bawling and yelling for Mama. <br />Had a talk with him. <br />
  18. 18. Let’s build a few sentences.<br />Phrase<br />young Billy<br />Dependent Clause<br />by the time hunting season was over<br />Complete Sentence<br />By the time hunting season was over, young Billy was a nervous wreck.<br />
  19. 19. Phrase<br />our cat Samie<br />Dependent Clause<br />with one loud squall<br />Complete Sentence<br />With one loud squall, our cat Samie scooted under the barn.<br />
  20. 20. Phrase<br />the glow of the fire<br />Dependent Clause<br />as I sat there in silence<br />Complete Sentence<br />As I sat there in silence, the glow of the fire grew larger.<br />
  21. 21. Phrase<br />sparkled like a white star in the heavens<br />Dependent Clause<br />as I struck a match<br />Complete Sentence<br />As I struck a match, the smaller cup sparkled like a white star in the heavens.<br />
  22. 22. Video on Sentence Fragments<br />
  23. 23. Brain Pop<br />http://www.brainpop.com/english/grammar/sentencefragments/<br />
  24. 24. Practice – Complete Sentence or Sentence Fragment?<br />I found some slick little trails out in the garden down under some tall hollyhocks. <br />Once I decided to make friends with him. <br />Thinking they were game trails. <br />Mama had another talk with Papa. <br />
  25. 25. Go to your Student Packetand complete Lesson 1 Practice for English.<br />
  26. 26. This powerpoint was kindly donated to<br />www.worldofteaching.com<br />http://www.worldofteaching.com<br />Is home to well over a thousand powerpoints submitted by teachers. This a free site. Please visit and I hope it will help in your teaching<br />

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