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Grammar Work:. THE SENTENCE BIKE 2. How can understanding grammar help me as a writer?. OR. What is a compound sentence ?. Remember these sentences? . This is what we’ll worked on this time. This is what we worked on last time. I. II. . Cesar Chavez helped the farm workers.

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Grammar Work:

THE SENTENCE BIKE 2

How can understanding grammar help me as a writer?

OR

What is a compound sentence?


Remember these sentences?

This is what we’ll worked on this time.

This is what we worked on last time.

I.

II.

Cesar Chavez helped the farm workers.

He advocated for them. He did not

encourage violence. He led a boycott instead of violence. The boycott was an

effective method of resistance. (30)

Cesar Chavez helped the farm workers.

He advocated for them. He did not

encourage violence. He led a boycott instead of violence. The boycott was an

effective method of resistance. (30)

Cesar Chavez helped the farm workers, and he advocated for them. He did not

encourage violence. He led a boycott instead of violence, and the boycott was an effective method of resistance. (32)

Cesar Chavez helped the farm workers, and he advocated for them. He did not

encourage violence. He led a boycott instead of violence, and the boycott was an effective method of resistance. (32)

IV.

III.

Cesar Chavez, advocate for farm

workers, helped them not by

encouraging violence, but by leading

a boycott. The boycott was an effective

method of resistance. (25)

Cesar Chavez, advocate for farm

workers, helped them not by

encouraging violence, but by leading

a boycott, an effective

method of resistance. (22)

Grammar is the most significant

determiner of sophisticated style.


Key Terms from Mini-lesson 1

  • Subject

  • Predicate

  • Independent Clause

  • “Sentence Bike”


Let’s take another ride on…

THE SENTENCE BIKE


Identify the subjects and predicates on Halloween:

The Celts celebrated their New Year’s on November 1st.

Druids built enormous bonfires to celebrate the event.

European immigrants brought their Halloween traditions to America.

The biggest pumpkin in the world tipped the scales at 1,446 pounds.

Today, Americans spend an estimated $6.9 billion on Halloween.

SubjectPredicate

Celts celebrated

Druids built

immigrants brought

pumpkin tipped

Americans spend


Joining two independent clauses:

;

Conjunction

,

Compound Sentence


Conjunctions to memorize

andyet

butso

orfor

therefore

consequently

in fact

,

;


What’s your function?


Creating Compound Sentences

Use the best conjunction to connect the independent clauses.

andyet

butso

orfor

therefore

consequently

in fact

,

;

I’m excited for Halloweenmy mom said I can only stay out until 8pm.

, but

I’m dressing up as a salt shaker my friend will be pepper.

, and

My mom doesn’t have any candyshe needs to go buy a few bags.

, so

We can either hit the Woodlandswe can head downtown.

, or

I forgot to brush my teethI now have lots of cavities.

; consequently


Creating Compound Sentences

Now it’s your turn. Write five compound sentences about Halloween. Use different conjunctions.

therefore

consequently

in fact

andyet

butso

orfor

;

,

Conjunction

,


End of Mini-lesson 2

Key Terms:

  • Subject

  • Predicate

  • Independent Clause

  • “Sentence Bike”

  • Conjunction

  • Compound Sentence


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