WHAT IS SENTENCE FLUENCY? Sentence Fluency is the rhythm and flow of the language, the sound of word patterns, the way in which the writing plays to the ear. Sentences vary in length, beginnings, structure, and style, and are so well crafted that the writer moves through the piece with ease.
EXAMPLE: THE WILD CAFETERIA The students in the cafeteria were wild. Many threw food from the table. Some shouted invectives at the top of their lungs. Soiled trays littered the floor where students flung them. Students stood on the tables and danced to imaginary music. Others burped loudly to express their dislike of the school fare. One bold student even yelled at the dean, demanding that rock music play during lunch. The dean croaked over the load speaker in a vain attempt to quiet down the students. Food continued to splatter on the walls. It was a typical lunch in the school cafeteria.
How do we knowthis place is theauthor’s favoriteplace?Support youranswer withevidence from thepiece.
Read the vocabulary term and accompanying sentence. Determine the predicteddefinition.
Annotate: similes/metaphors, sensory language, identify voice, and how the mood is set.
RALLY TABLE 1. The teacher will ask questions with multiple possible answers. (See next 4 teacher prompted questions) 2. Partners will take turns writing answers on the paper.
HOW DO WE KNOW THIS PLACE IS THEAUTHOR’S FAVORITE PLACE?SUPPORT YOUR ANSWER WITH EVIDENCEFROM THE TEXT. (RELIABILITY/VALIDITY)
WHAT IS THE MAIN IDEA OF THE TEXT?WHAT RELEVANT DETAILS FROM THEPIECE SUPPORT THIS?IS THE MAIN IDEA STATED OR IMPLIED?
HOW DOES THE AUTHOR’S VOICEIN THIS PIECE AFFECT THE TONE?WHY?
HOW WOULD YOU ADAPT THEORIGINAL PIECE TO CREATE ADIFFERENT MOOD?
WRITTEN EXTENSIONTopic: Everyone has a favorite place. Thinking about your place you love most. Write a persuasive paragraph convincing others to want to travel to your favorite place.1. Complete a graphic organizer2. Draft a paragraph persuading others to want to travel to your favorite place.3. Remember to use your HD writing notes &