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  1. Grammar Work: THE SENTENCE BIKE 2 How can understanding grammar help me as a writer? OR What is a compound sentence?

  2. 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.

  3. Key Terms from Mini-lesson 1 • Subject • Predicate • Independent Clause • “Sentence Bike”

  4. Let’s take another ride on… THE SENTENCE BIKE

  5. 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. Subject Predicate Celts celebrated Druids built immigrants brought pumpkin tipped Americans spend

  6. Joining two independent clauses: ; Conjunction , Compound Sentence

  7. Conjunctions to memorize and yet but so or for therefore consequently in fact , ;

  8. What’s your function?

  9. Creating Compound Sentences Use the best conjunction to connect the independent clauses. and yet but so or for therefore consequently in fact , ; I’m excited for Halloween my 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 candy she needs to go buy a few bags. , so We can either hit the Woodlands we can head downtown. , or I forgot to brush my teeth I now have lots of cavities. ; consequently

  10. Creating Compound Sentences Now it’s your turn. Write five compound sentences about Halloween. Use different conjunctions. therefore consequently in fact and yet but so or for ; , Conjunction ,

  11. End of Mini-lesson 2 Key Terms: • Subject • Predicate • Independent Clause • “Sentence Bike” • Conjunction • Compound Sentence