Sentences are the building blocks of your writing; we have simple, complex, and compound sentences. To write well, we have to understand what sentences are, how to punctuate them, and how to manipulate them to say what we want. Below are files related to sentences.
What Is a Sentence?
Every sentence has a subject, a verb, and a complete thought. The first word is capitalized and it ends with a "end mark" like a period or question mark.
· Write about an unusual incident or special time in your childhood. · Write about the pros/cons of year-round K-12 school. · What would you do if you were invisible for a day? · If you could spend a day with anyone in history, who would it be and why?
Prompts--How to Take Them Apart: *A prompt gives you a topic to write about and, often, a little background information to help you begin thinking about how to approach your writing about it.
*Assignment for November 26: Do brainstorm or outline/list to demonstrate that you can plan for at least three of the prompts givein in "more_ideas_for_five_paragraph_essays," the second file below:
Five Paragraph Essay transition_class_essay_assignment_w12.docxDownload File Completing Drafts: Editing and Proof-reading (Proofing): After you have completed all the paragraphs you need for your essay, you have five paragraphs that you can name (intro, support, or conclusion), but now you have to make sure that
*you have arranged them in the best order for your purpose *paragraphs relate to the main idea and to each other *you have made it easy for your reader to move from one idea to another *your introduction is clear and general *you stayed on topic and did not take a detour into details *your support is clear and specific; your examples relate to your points *your conclusion restates the main idea *you have done what you said you would do in the introduction *you have an appropriate title *you have used the correct format