Presentation on theme: "Welcome to Family Learning Wednesday"— Presentation transcript:
1 Welcome to Family Learning Wednesday Compound SentencesComplex Sentences
2 Objectives:We will use simple and compound sentences in writing and speaking.We will learn to write complex sentences by combining short sentences.
3 Simple Sentences Circle Map All simple sentences are Independent Clauses
4 Simple SentencesA simple sentence has a subject and a predicate. I like to study grammar. A simple sentence is also called an independent clause. An independent clause ends with a period.
5 Compound Sentences Circle Map Two Independent clauses joined with a conjunctionForAndNorButOrYetSo
6 Compound SentencesA compound sentence is made up of two or more simple sentences joined by one of the following: for, and, nor, but, or, yet, soA comma and one of the FANBOYSI like to study grammar, and I love this class.
7 Play Sentence Scramble What You Do: 1. Pick a topic idea. This could be a family pet, local school, sports, 2. Have each team member write 3 simple sentences on strips of yellow construction paper. Place the sentence strips in a paper bag. 3. Next, each participant writes 3 connecting words, or conjunctions, on strips of orange paper. Use words like “and, or, but, so, yet.”
8 Play Sentence Scramble (continued) 4. Ask each team member to choose two sentence strips and one connecting word to make a compound sentence. Then have each person read his sentence aloud. Discuss the compound sentences you created. Which sentence is the funniest? Which sentences made the most sense? 5. Each team member will copy a compound sentence on to a sticky note. Put the commas in the correct place. 6. Pick one from your team to tape to the tree map.
9 Dependent Clauses Dependent clauses, like babies, cannot stand alone. A dependent clause contains a subject and verb. It begins with a subordinating conjunction, and thus it does not express a completed thought. A dependent clause is also called a subordinate clause.Dependent clauses, like babies, cannot stand alone.
10 Examples:As I was walking After it rained all night Since we ate dinner early
11 Common Subordinating (Dependent) Conjunctions afterifeven ifrather thanso thatnow thatunlesswhenthatwhereverwhichwhereas ifbeforealthoughwheneverthaneven thoughsincein caseonceuntilwhilethoughwhetherwhereasbecauseasin order
12 Practice writing a Complex Sentence with a Subordinating Conjunction Simple Sentence: I saw a dog.Adding a Subordinating Conjunction:I saw a dog while I was walking down the street.Move it to the front. Add a comma.While I was walking down the street, I saw a dog.
13 More examples of Complex Sentences Even though I wasn’t hungry, I ate all of my dinner.Before I went to bed, I brushed my teeth for ten minutes.Unless I have too much homework, I will come to your party on Saturday.
14 Objectives:We will use simple and compound sentences in writing and speaking.We will learn to write complex sentences by combining short sentences.