Building Great Sentences

Building Great Sentences

Building Great Sentences A Step-by-Step Guide to Descriptive Writing for Young Learners Part I- The Sentence Building Great Sentences A Step-by-Step Guide to Essay Writing for Young Learners Part 1- The Sentence

What makes a good sentence? All writing begins with a great sentence! Before we can move to a great essay, we have to write a great paragraphand the great paragraphs start with great sentences! What does a good sentence include? What makes a good

sentence? A sentence is a complete thought. It has a subject and a predicate. The subject is who or what the sentence is about. The predicate is what the subject is, does, or has. Example: James is a teacher. This sentence is about James. James is the subject. The rest of the sentence tells what James is- is a teacher is the predicate.

Lets get some practice! Read each sentence below. Circle the subject. Underline the predicate. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Thomas is a basketball player. Jennifer and Kate are beautiful. Eric is slim.

I am happy. Paul is smart. Writing Descriptive Sentences Writing Descriptive Sentence s with the Verb to be The verb to be is just like a bridge. It connects things! Subject Bob

Descriptive Word IS handsome. Lets get some practice! Use the correct form of the verb to be to complete the following sentences. 1. She ______ hungry. 2. We ______ excited.

3. I ______ tired. 4. They ______ beautiful. 5. You ______ great! I am You are

He/She/It is We are They are

Describing Sentences with to be Choose the correct word to complete the following sentence. They are ______. A) tired B) sad C) hungry D) tall

Describing Sentences with to be Choose the correct word to complete the following sentence. She is ______. A) angry B) excited C) thirsty D) smart

Adjectives If we look at all the sentences in our last activity, the verb to be is used to connect ideas. The word that follows the verb to be is an adjective. It describes the subject of the sentence. Big Angry Silly

Round Red Old Ugly Muscular Wet

Small Smart Green Loud Pretty Many

Three What other adjectives do you know? Write your ideas inside the shapes Using Adjectives Now that we know what adjectives are, lets think of adjectives we can use to describe the following pictures. Describing Words ____________

____________ ____________ Using Adjectives Describing Words ____________ ____________ ____________ Using Adjectives Describing

Words ____________ ____________ ____________ Using Adjectives Do your answers look like this? Describing Words Cute Small

Young Now, lets use this to write Using Adjectives Do your answers look like this? Describing Words Cute Small Young

The bear is cute. The bear is small. The bear is young. Using Adjectives Use the adjectives you came up with in the previous activity to create three sentences about the pictures below. _____________________________ _____________________________

_____________________________ _____________________________ _____________________________ _____________________________ Descriptive Sentences with the Verb to have We can use the verb to be to link the

person or thing we are describing with an adjective. We can use the verb to have to give more information about the characteristics of a person or a thing. Lets look at an example. She has pink hair.

She has brown eyes. Lets get some practice! 1. He ______ long hair. 2. We ______ blue eyes. 3. I ______ a nice smile. 4. You ______ white teeth. 5. It ______ long legs. I You He/She/It

We They have have has have have Descriptive Sentences with the Verb to

have Now lets put our ideas into sentences. Complete the sentence stems below. He has ____________ ____________ ____________ Descriptive Sentences with

the Verb to have Now lets put our ideas into sentences. Complete the sentence stems below. She has ____________ ____________ ____________ Descriptive

Sentences with the Verb to have Now lets put our ideas into sentences. Complete the sentence stems below. They have ____________ ____________ ____________

Descriptive Sentences with the Verb to be + Verb + ing He is wearing a hat. He is wearing a necklace. Complete each sentence The clown is wearing _______.

Complete each sentence The girl is wearing _______. Complete each sentence The lady is wearing _______.

Putting It All Together We are going to use what we have learned in this unit to write three descriptive sentences about the following pictures. One sentence should use the verb, to be. One sentence should use the verb, to have. One sentence should use the verb, to be + verb + ing to describe what the character is wearing. FOR EXAMPLE: He is tall. He has long hair. He is wearing a hat.

Describe the lady on the left She is _________. She has _________. She is wearing _______________. Describe the boy on the left He is _________. He has _________.

He is wearing _______________. Describe the man on the left He is _________. He has _________. He is wearing _______________. GREA T

JOB!!!

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