Sentence Openers<br />(With me, Mrs. Cannon)<br />
There are 6 ways to open a sentence. <br />They add variety to the way our sentences sound. It would be boring if all sent...
Since variety is our friend <br />(especially in writing), <br />I have a friend to help you learn sentence openers. <br /...
Sentence opener # 1: Subject opener<br />A subject opener opens with the subject of the sentence.<br />For example…<br />I...
Since “I” is the subject of the sentence <br />“I love the feeling of sand between my toes,” <br />it is a #1 subject open...
Sentence opener # 2: Preposition opener<br />A preposition opener begins with a preposition. For example…<br />On this cru...
Prepositions show the relationship between two nouns. In this sentence, “cruise ship” and “food” are connected with the wo...
Sentence opener # 3: <br />“-ly” adverb opener<br />An “-ly” opener starts with an “-ly” word  followed by a comma.<br />F...
Since it begins with an “-ly” adverb, this is clearly a #3 sentence opener. <br />Hungrily, I munched on the conch creole....
Sentence opener # 4: “-ing” opener<br />An “-ing” opener begins with an “-ing” that is working as a verb. For example…<br ...
This only works if the “-ing” phrase is followed by a comma. Otherwise, it is not truly a #4. <br />Relaxing on the beach,...
When sitting on a towel elephant, l like to pretend<br />that I am in Asia. <br />Sentence opener # 5: Adverb clause opene...
When sitting on a towel elephant, l like to pretend<br />that I am in Asia. <br />Since it begins with when, this is a www...
Sentence opener # 6: Very short sentence<br />A very short sentence is five words or less. <br />For example…<br />I hid b...
Because each of these three sentences are under five words, they are very short sentences. <br />5 words<br />I hid behind...
Have a question? Just let me know! <br />
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  1. 1. Sentence Openers<br />(With me, Mrs. Cannon)<br />
  2. 2. There are 6 ways to open a sentence. <br />They add variety to the way our sentences sound. It would be boring if all sentences sounded the same (like these three do). <br />
  3. 3. Since variety is our friend <br />(especially in writing), <br />I have a friend to help you learn sentence openers. <br />Mrs. Cannon’s Roaming Gnome<br />
  4. 4. Sentence opener # 1: Subject opener<br />A subject opener opens with the subject of the sentence.<br />For example…<br />I love to feel the sand between my toes! <br />
  5. 5. Since “I” is the subject of the sentence <br />“I love the feeling of sand between my toes,” <br />it is a #1 subject opener. <br />I love to feel the sand between my toes! <br />
  6. 6. Sentence opener # 2: Preposition opener<br />A preposition opener begins with a preposition. For example…<br />On this cruise ship, the food is fantastic! <br />
  7. 7. Prepositions show the relationship between two nouns. In this sentence, “cruise ship” and “food” are connected with the word “on.”<br />On this cruise ship, the food is fantastic! <br />Want the full list of prepositions? See page 6 of the Student Resource Notebook. <br />
  8. 8. Sentence opener # 3: <br />“-ly” adverb opener<br />An “-ly” opener starts with an “-ly” word followed by a comma.<br />For example…<br />Hungrily, I munched on the conch creole. <br />
  9. 9. Since it begins with an “-ly” adverb, this is clearly a #3 sentence opener. <br />Hungrily, I munched on the conch creole. <br />
  10. 10. Sentence opener # 4: “-ing” opener<br />An “-ing” opener begins with an “-ing” that is working as a verb. For example…<br />Relaxing on the beach, I watch the placid waves. <br />
  11. 11. This only works if the “-ing” phrase is followed by a comma. Otherwise, it is not truly a #4. <br />Relaxing on the beach, I watch the placid waves. <br />
  12. 12. When sitting on a towel elephant, l like to pretend<br />that I am in Asia. <br />Sentence opener # 5: Adverb clause opener<br />An adverb clause opener begins with one of the words in www.asia.buuba. For example…<br />
  13. 13. When sitting on a towel elephant, l like to pretend<br />that I am in Asia. <br />Since it begins with when, this is a www.asia.buuba clause, so it is a #5 opener. <br />
  14. 14. Sentence opener # 6: Very short sentence<br />A very short sentence is five words or less. <br />For example…<br />I hid behind the leaves. No one saw me. <br />Mrs. Bush never heard me. <br />
  15. 15. Because each of these three sentences are under five words, they are very short sentences. <br />5 words<br />I hid behind the leaves. No one saw me. <br />Mrs. Bush never heard me. <br />4 words<br />5 words<br />
  16. 16. Have a question? Just let me know! <br />

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