Pumpkin Facts Lessons. The Five W’s and H Sentence combining using appositives, participles and prepositional phrases Feature Leads Incorporating and attributing quotes properly Shortening of paragraphs, journalistic style. The Pumpkin F acts.
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The Five W’s and H
Sentence combining using appositives, participles and prepositional phrases
Incorporating and attributing quotes properly
Shortening of paragraphs, journalistic style
This cuts down on your words; brevity and conciseness are important in journalistic writing
(Al Smith needs to lose some weight!)
(Gina’s voice sounds like a worn out jalopy?)
Consider using a feature lead!
Comparison or contrast: It’s been five years since the judges have seen a pumpkin this large.
Allusion: Cinderella could have used Al Smith’s prize winning pumpkin for her magical ride to the ball.
Shocking: A rookie won the Cumberland Fair’s annual pumpkin contest this year.
Suspense: Farmer Al Smith had a reason to welcome the rain all summer.
Direct Address: Here’s hoping you didn’t miss seeing Al Smith’s prize winning pumpkin this year at the Cumberland Fair.
What is the secret to growing a prize-winning pumpkin? According to Al Smith, who produced an 807-pound prize-winner on his first try, the weather has to cooperate.
“All the rain this summer really helped,”said Smith, whose pumpkin won first place in the Cumberland Fair pumpkin-growing contest Saturday.
Do you believe in beginner’s luck? Al Smith might. Smith produced an 807-pound pumpkin in his first year growing them. The gigantic gourd won first place in the Cumberland Fair’s annual pumpkin growing contest.
What would you do with an 807-pound pumpkin? Al Smith entered his in the Cumberland Fair’s annual pumpkin-growing contest and won the $175 first prize.
Example from one assignment: Smith plans on turning his pumpkin into a Jack O’Lantern for his children and the “biggest pie that will fit into a pie plate.”