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I.Bellwork: A.Copy: A complex sentence = one independent and one dependent clause. A compound-complex sentence = two or more independent clauses and one or more dependent clauses. B.Ex. [The receiver checked], and [the quarterback threw the ball], [when the defense was not expecting]. C.Underline the subject(s) once and the main verb(s) twice in the following sentence. Identify all clauses. Then, identify all parts of speech: “The boy blushed, and the girl giggled, when their eyes met.” LE MORTE D’ ARTHUR BY SIR THOMAS MALORY11/14
Review: Ways to make your writing better 1. Mix up the length and types of your sentences (use a mix of simple, compound, and complex sentences) 1.Don’t say: We are done reading To Kill a Mockingbird. Don’t bring the novel to class. Bring your textbook to class. Don’t forget to bring your textbook. 2.Instead, say: Since we are done reading To Kill a Mockingbird, don’t bring it to class anymore. Instead, bring your textbook. Don’t forget!
HOW WOULD YOU RE- WRITE? The school should have uniforms. Students won’t need to compete with clothes. Students won’t have to figure out what to wear. Students won’t break dress code as much. Students won’t get in trouble as much.
HOW WOULD YOU RE- WRITE? A strict dress code is not necessary. Students will break the rules anyway. Students will have more detentions. Students won’t be in class as much. Students will study less.
III. Another way to improve your writing 2. Keep it simple: Don’t use unnecessary words Don’t say: Many people who work at their employment experience that most employment places require or make you wear nice clothes or professional clothes and sometimes even a suit and tie. Instead, say: Most jobs require professional clothes like a suit and tie.
HOW WOULD YOU RE- WRITE? Many people that study in this school feel angry, mad, and furious when they have to or are forced to wear the same outfits that everyone else wears which are called uniforms every single day instead of being able to wear whatever they want every single day.
HOW WOULD YOU RE- WRITE? The Arthurian legends are legendary stories that tell the story of King Arthur and how he became king and what happened or occurred during his ruling and his position of being king. He married a very beautiful and pretty woman named Gwynevere who became the queen, but both Arthur and Gwynevere struggled with and had a hard time being faithful. They had affairs with other people they weren’t married to.
3. Maintain parallel sentence structure: Use the same pattern of words, phrases, or clauses within the same sentence. Don’t say: We want to eat, to sleep, and time for relaxing. Instead, say: We want to eat, to sleep, and to relax. OR: We want to eat, sleep, and relax. III. ANOTHER WAY TO IMPROVE WRITING: PARALLELISM
Don’t say: His boss said that he was a poor worker because he waited until the last minute to do the project, completed the report in a careless manner, and his motivation was low. Instead, say: His boss said that he was a poor worker because he waited until the last minute to do the project, completed his report in a careless manner, and lacked motivation.
HOW WOULD YOU RE- WRITE? Larry likes hiking, swimming, and to ride a bicycle. The production manager was asked to write his report quickly, accurately, and in a detailed manner.
1. Stoics deny the importance of such things as wealth, good looks, and a good reputation. 2. In his farewell address to the army, the general praised his soldiers for their unsurpassed courage and thanked them for their devotion. 3. The crowd that had gathered outside the court was loud and angry. PARALLELISM ANSWERS
4.The police have a duty to serve the community, safeguard lives and property, protect the innocent against deception, and respect the constitutional rights of all. 5.Sir Humphry Davy, the celebrated English chemist, was an excellent literary critic as well as a great scientist. 6.The delegates spent the day arguing with one another rather than working together to find common solutions. PARALLELISM ANSWERS
7.My sister's promotion means that she will be moving to another state and taking the children with her. 8.Examples of aerobic exercises are distance running, swimming, cycling, and walking. 9.Consuming too much of a fat-soluble vitamin can be as harmful as not consuming enough. 10.Annie's dress was old, faded, and wrinkled. PARALLELISM ANSWERS
IV. List 5 things you learned about the author (988) MEET SIR THOMAS MALORY
Answer the following questions. Remember to use the writing techniques discussed in class: A.The story is a series of stories about knights and their brave deeds. B.Who is your hero? What makes that person a hero to you? (25 words) C.Who do you think will be remembered as a hero five hundred years from now? (25 words) IV. WRITING PROMPT
A.In late medieval Europe knights and noblemen tried to behave according to a strict code of chivalry (generosity to the weak and courtesy to women). B.Le Morte d’Arthur is a series of stories about King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table. Two of these episodes are “The Tale of King Arthur” and “The Tale of Sir Launcelot du Lake” C.In the stories, Arthur marries Gwynevere. He creates the round with 150 knights. V. BACKGROUND Jesus Christ Medieval Times Christopher Columbus US Independence Today 0 A.D. 500-1400 AD 1492 1775 2010
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