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Reminders Last day to reassess for Grammar test is Friday! Remember – you must check in prior to the day you will reassess, have your original test, and complete a reassessment study guide. Your vocab quiz this week will be for both week #20 & week #21 on Friday
Opening Review What is a clause? What is the difference between an independent and a dependent clause?
Opening Review What is a clause? – A group of words that contains a subject and a verb. What is the difference between an independent and a dependent clause? – An independent clause expresses a complete thought and can stand alone, whereas a dependent clause does not and is a fragment.
Opening Simple Sentence: contains one independent clause and no dependent clauses. Remember – even a simple sentence can be quite elaborate. Ex. Shawn tutors. Ex. Regina teaches young children acrobatics after school.
Opening Compound Sentences: contains two or more independent clauses and no dependent clauses. Ex. Shawn tutors and he helps students learn math.
Opening Independent clauses can be joined by a comma and a coordinating conjunction or by a semicolon. Ex. Some children have no books, and volunteers can hold book drives for them. Ex. Some children have no toys; volunteers can collect donated toys for them.
Opening Identify the following sentences as simple or compound. 1.Justin Lebo of Saddle Brook, New Jersey, loved bikes. 2.He and his dad shared an interest in bicycle racing. 3.They had their garage set up like a bike shop; they worked there on their bikes all the time. 4.Justin bought a couple of rundown bikes, and he fixed them up. 5.The bikes looked good as new, but Justin didn’t need any more bikes himself.
Opening Identify the following sentence as simple or compound. 6.He decided to donate them to the Kilbarchan Home for Boys. 7.Justin liked the idea of people fixing up bikes for those less fortunate, so he continued to do so in his spare time. 8.Many people offered him their old bikes for free. 9.The donations were helpful for a time, but soon Justin ran out of space in his small garage. 10.Justin fixed 250 bikes, and he gave them all away.
Work Time Complete the Simple versus Compound worksheet (both sides). On the back side – change subordinating to coordinating
Closing Review worksheet. What is the difference between a simple and compound sentence?