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Sentence Patterns

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Shows the different forms of sentences using dependent and independent clauses.

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Sentence Patterns

  1. 1. Teaching the Three Sentence Patterns Jeff Anderson, M.Ed.
  2. 2. In this lesson you will <ul><li>Define Independence and Dependence </li></ul><ul><li>Review Independent Clauses </li></ul><ul><li>Discover the three basic patterns that make up complex sentences. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Independent clause The duck flew. Subject Verb
  4. 4. An independent clause stands on its own.
  5. 5. An independent clause <ul><li>Is a sentence </li></ul><ul><li>Stands on its own </li></ul><ul><li>Is perfectly fine as it is. </li></ul>
  6. 6. But sometimes we want more <ul><li>Pictures or images </li></ul><ul><li>Information </li></ul><ul><li>Specifics </li></ul><ul><li>Description </li></ul>
  7. 7. But how do we add information to our sentences without making run-on or incorrect sentences?
  8. 8. We can write complex sentences. Not all of our sentences have to be short; We need long and short sentences.
  9. 9. There are three basic patterns <ul><li>Add information at the beginning of a sentence </li></ul><ul><li>Add information in the middle of a sentence </li></ul><ul><li>Add information at the end of a sentence </li></ul>
  10. 10. The duck flew. , clos ing . the duck flew. The duck flew Beginn ing , , interrupt ing , The three basic patterns…
  11. 11. What you add to the sentence <ul><li>Can’t be a whole new sentence </li></ul><ul><li>Can’t stand on its own— it must be… </li></ul>Dependent
  12. 12. If in dependence means to stand on your own,what does dependence mean?
  13. 13. Dependent Flapping its wings
  14. 14. Dependent: Flapping its wings <ul><li>This has a noun and a verb </li></ul><ul><li>Does it stand on its own? </li></ul><ul><li>Does it express a complete thought? </li></ul>
  15. 15. A dependent Independent clause (sentence) must lean on an
  16. 16. Where should we add the dependent? <ul><li>Beginning </li></ul><ul><li>Middle </li></ul><ul><li>End </li></ul>
  17. 17. Let’s try it out <ul><li>Which one sounds the best? </li></ul><ul><li>Do you already have other sentences like this in your paper? </li></ul><ul><li>Does it add detail to the sentence? </li></ul>
  18. 18. Flapping its wings , the duck flew. The duck , flapping its wings , flew. The duck flew , flapping its wings .
  19. 19. Which do you like better? <ul><li>Go back one slide and vote </li></ul><ul><li>Everyone liked something different </li></ul><ul><li>You are the artist you get to decide which is best. </li></ul>
  20. 20. Beginning Dependent <ul><li>Flapping its wings , the duck flew. </li></ul>
  21. 21. Interrupting Dependent <ul><li>The duck , flapping its wings , flew. </li></ul>Two commas!
  22. 22. Closing Dependent <ul><li>The duck flew , flapping its wings . </li></ul>
  23. 23. Dependents can be many things, but they will always <ul><li>begin </li></ul><ul><li>Interrupt </li></ul><ul><li>Close </li></ul><ul><li>Or add detail to an independent clause </li></ul>
  24. 24. Remember A dependent Independent clause (sentence) must lean on an
  25. 25. Complex sentences will follow these three patterns The duck flew. , clos ing . the duck flew. The duck flew Beginn ing , , interrupt ing ,

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