SENTENCE EVALUATION BASIC
Student demonstrates the ability to use the correct form and spelling of the following:
1. Complete Subject
2. Complete predicate
3. Verbs(correct tense and agreement with subject).
1. Add ADJECTIVES and ADVERBS
• The huge, wooly dog barked fiercely
2. AddPREPOSITIONAL PHRASES
• The huge, wooly dog barked fiercely at the mailman
3. Add PARTICIPIAL PHRASES
• Rushing to the front door, the huge dog barked fiercely at the mailman.4. Add APPOSITIVE PHRASES
• The huge dog, a mixture of a collie and a Irish setter, barked fiercely at the mailman.
EXPANDING SENTENCES- The dog barked
• Last night, outside our backyard, a dog barked.
• _____________, the dog barked,
3. How? How many?
• The dog barked three times very loudly.
4.Whose? With whom?
• Our neighbor’s dog barked when he saw the mailman.
THE PARAGRAPH – A paragraph is a group of related sentences which express a single idea.
A paragraphmay express an opinion, provide information through the use of facts and details, tell a story, or simply describe a person, a place, an object, or a feeling, regardless of the type; a paragraph mustalways express one idea.
The main idea of a paragraph may be stated in one sentence.
This sentence is called the TOPIC SENTENCE. (We have been calling this sentence the OPENING STATEMENT.)All of the sentences must stick to the main idea. This is called UNITY. Everything in the paragraph must explain or illustrate the topic sentence.
#4 Cause and Effect
Main Idea ( 1. Cause( 2. Details ( 3. Details ( 4. Effect ( 5. Close
I wanted to go see Spiderman with my girlfriend, Cindy.
1. All the hype had really gotten us excited over it.
2. I took my money out and...