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Improving sentences Objective – to improve sentences by adding: adjectives adverbs a prepositional phrase an embedded clause an –ing and –ed clause.

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1 Improving sentences Objective – to improve sentences by adding: adjectives adverbs a prepositional phrase an embedded clause an –ing and –ed clause.

2 Our basic sentence A dog barked.

3 Adding adjectives What is an adjective and what is its job? A describing word To describe the noun The dog barked. The ferocious dog barked. The scruffy dog barked. The aggravated dog barked Now its your turn. Add an adjective. The dog barked The adjective goes before the noun.

4 Adding adverbs What is an adverb? What does it do? Tells you how something is being done It qualifies the verb The ferocious dog barked. The ferocious dog barked noisily. The ferocious dog barked excitedly. Now its your turn, how did the dog bark? Add an adverb to your already improved sentence.

5 Adding a prepositional phrase What is a prepositional phrase ? It tells you where or when something happened Some examples are: on, in, under, by, after, through, during, beside They can go at the beginning, in the middle or at the end of the sentence. The ferocious dog barked noisily. All through the night the ferocious dog barked noisily. The ferocious dog, in the back of the car, barked noisily. The ferocious dog barked noisily through the hole in the fence. Can you add a prepositional phrase to the beginning or end of your sentence?

6 Embedding a clause – a sandwich sentence Put a, after the noun you are giving more information about then the filling and close the sandwich with another, The ferocious dog,, barked noisily through the hole in the fence. The ferocious dog, who lived next door, barked noisily through the hole in the fence. The ferocious dog, that had just been injected, barked noisily through the hole in the fence. Adding in information between commas using who, which, that, with. Use commas as the two slices of bread and then put in the filling – extra information. Embed a clause into your sentence. who was trying to scare away the burglars The ferocious dog barked noisily through the hole in the fence.

7 Adding an –ing or –ed clause This is just another type of clause that you can embed in your sentence. The clause you embed begins with an –ing or an –ed word. The dog, running around in circles, barked. The dog,teased by the children, barked. Put the, after the noun you are giving more information about and after the filling!

8 Putting it altogether! The ferocious dog, who was trying to scare away the burglars, barked noisily through the hole in the fence. Heres what we started with – The dog barked. And heres our improved sentence! Lets hear some of your examples…

9 The game Working in pairs Choose a basic sentence for both of you to work with. Roll the dice and follow the instructions. Let your partner check your new sentence. Score: 1point if you correctly add an adjective. 1 point if you correctly add an adverb 2 points if you correctly add a prepositional phrase 2 points if correctly embed a clause. Add up all the points if you get the chance to shine! The winner is the person with the highest number of points when time is called. On the dice – 1=add an adjective 2= add an adverb 3 = add a prepositional phrase 4= embed a clause. 5= chance to shine. Sentences to improve – The boy ran. The sun shone. The horse galloped. The candle flickered. The crowd cheered. The cat climbed.

10 Time to show what you know! The wolf howled. Can you add an adjective? Can you add an adverb? Can you add a prepositional phrase? Can you embed a clause In your pairs, see if you can shine!


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