Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Sentence Structure Review

IWBAT define and identify simple, compound, complex, and compound-complex sentences.
Sentenced to Death

1. Do Now: mixed review of sentence structure, subject/verb agreement, and spelling

2. Create Sentence Structure Foldable: Write the term for each definition to create a helpful study tool! Use these definitions to help you:
  • A simple sentence has one independent clause.
  • A compound sentence has two independent clauses joined by a comma and FANBOYS or a semicolon.
  • A complex sentence has an independent clause and a dependent clause.
  • A compound-complex sentence has two independent clauses and one dependent clause.
  • An independent clause is a clause that can stand alone as its own sentence.
  • A dependent clause begins with a WANNABE and cannot be its own sentence.
  • A subject is who or what the sentence is about (it always contains a noun).
  • A predicate tells us what the subject is or what the subject is doing (it always contains a verb). 

If you finish early, you can complete these practice activities: Basic / Proficient / Advanced

3. Play Sentence Structure Jeopardy! In this game, members of your table group will compete against one another by answering questions of different difficulties. The tougher the question, the more points you or your team will earn.

4. Practice identifying sentence structures using these flash cards. For each sentence, type in the sentence type (simple/compound/complex/compound-complex) and push Enter or click Answer.
  • When you have reviewed all the flash cards, you can then play a game called Scatter. On the Choose a Study Mode drop-down menu above, select Scatter. Match the sentences to the sentence types by dragging one to the other. Try to clear the board quickly!

5. Complete these additional review activities:

6. Play Rags to Riches by clicking here. Rags to Riches is like Who Wants to Be a Millionaire. In this game, you will try to earn $1,000,000 by answering questions. If you get one wrong, you lose all your money, so answer carefully! You may use up to three hints during the game.

7. Practice Quiz: Take a practice quiz in which you identify sentence structures.

8. Socrative: Practice identifying different sentence structures when Mr. T prompts you.
  • Go to Socrative at this link.
  • Enter this room number: kba. Click Join Room.
  • Wait for Mr. T to give you the first prompt. 

9. Review Frequently Missed Questions from the Practice CST, if time allows: #15-19, #78-83

Homework: Practice CST Corrections - Part 2

We've come a long way since October! (Red --> Blue)
However, we can still do better! (Blue --> Green)

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