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Try some sentences yourself by completing this activity.


1. Make a list of Halloween characters, actions, places, props, and mood/weather.

Note-- make a chart: Note: the words across rows do not need to match; just make lists.


Characters Actions Places Props Mood/Weather
witch screeches dark sky broom stormy
ghost flies haunted house oak tree candy bag
goblin sneaks bushes candy full moon
princess prances sidewalk magic wand frosty
 caption Jack Sparrow surprises porch crown creepy
.vampire .walks .yard .saggy pants foggy
.devil .gallops .yellow house .black sweat shirts


.Gothic .sprints



. .sowny
.scream .growls . . .mad
. .laughs . . .
. . . . .
. . . . .
. . . . .



A compound sentence combines two sentences into one using a comma and a conjunction, such as and, or , but.



Read these examples:

A witch screeched across the dark sky on her broom. The ghost flew through the windows in the haunted house.


A witch screeched across the dark sky on her broom, and the ghost flew through the windows in the haunted house.


Now reread your sentences, and turn them into compound sentences:



  A witch named Angel screeched through the dark sky on a frosty night, and the the mad goblin flew in the haunted house with his creepy candy bag.


  Caption Jack Sparrow surprised the little children by the light of the full moon on the scary night, and the Gothic galloped down the sidewalk with his saggy pants.The Princess walked with her magic wand down to the bright yellow house, but the vampire growled at the princess while she was walking, making her giggle. The ghost sneaked into the bushes to scare the scream person when he sprinted by, but he just laughed when the ghost jumped out. The devil prances to get candy and fruit on a night that was foggy.


  When the sun came up the scary creatures all fled into the night.





2. Use the words from the chart to create Halloween paragraphs of compound sentences. Remember to place your comma before the conjunction, or you won't have a correctly written sentence.


  • Example:


A witch screeched across the dark sky on her broom, and the ghost flew through the windows in the haunted house. The princess screamed at the ghostly flights, but her little brother laughed. Then a goblin grabbed his bag of candy, and the princess squealed as the fog followed the goblin away. The princess and her brother scampered across the frosty lawn back towards their red brick house, and the wind forced them forward. They pushed open the front door to their house, and dad stood in the living room with a goblin mask in his hand. "Dad!" Todd exclaimed, "You fooled me again this year!"




3. Share your paragraphs.  Type them on this page after you have had them checked by your editor: Compound Scares






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