To help you understand the different types of sentences, read this document with explanations and examples.
Simple, Compound and Complex Sentences
Review simple, compound and complex sentences. Be able to write and identify them. Be able to punctuate them correctly.
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Remember that our final project due date has changed. It is now due at our last class - Friday, December 4th.
Look for a mentor text for your final project. Please see the link below for detailed instructions.
Bring a copy of a section (paragraph, page) from a mentor text that you will annotate and analyze. The excerpt needs to be at least 5 sentences long. DUE Nov. 18
Analysis of mentor text DUE Dec. 2.
Final Project Details
Today in class, we used Sy Montgomery's book about Temple Grandin (Temple Grandin: How the Girl Who Loved Cows Embraced Autism and Changed the World) as a mentor text. After reading chapter 5, the students shared highlighted sentences they found interesting. Each student offered specific reasons for their choice such as imagery, word choice, sentence structure and punctuation.
For Friday's class, the students need to write their own, original sentence inspired by their highlighted sentence or another sentence from the mentor text.
Examples of sentences