Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Homework sheet, Complex Sentence homework and tutorials

Can this form be signed and returned by a parent, please.  Thanks.

A screenshot from a YouTube that is posted in one of the links on the blog.

I took a screen capture to illustrate how a Complex Sentence is like part of a puzzle.

One of the other pieces of the puzzle is understanding of what the list of subordinating conjunctions might be.  I have provided a list for the students.  I do not expect them to memorize these.  They are up on the wall for all to see!

The Independent Clause, it was raining, is a complete thought.

I decided to copy the image onto the homework for tonight to help illustrate it.  You have to select 5 Independent Clauses (complete thoughts) from the list of 20 clauses and then convert them into \Complex Sentences by using a Subordinating Conjunction, along with a Dependent Clause.   I have done two examples in the preceding illustration.

Here are some more examples of Complex Sentences.  Pay attention to the subordinating conjunctions that are used.  I will never expect you to memorize the list of possible conjunctions!  As you become more comfortable as a writer, especially if you read, you will find yourself using them more.

taken from http://www.towson.edu/ows/modulecs_fs.htm

Some times the patterns of Complex sentences may be reversed, as in this chart:

ftom http://vcedearamericaessaywriting.blogspot.ca/2010/05/simple-compound-and-complex-sentences.html

homework (students had time to record this in their agendas)
- complete the Complex Sentence work sheet (writing in the IN or D for the type of clauses)
- take 5 Independent clauses and come up with a dependent clause to make a sentence.

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