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Page history last edited by PBworks 12 years, 9 months ago

 

 

Scary Things

 

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 windy
goblin sneaks bushes candy full moon
princess prances sidewalk magic wand frosty
 werewolf surprises porch crown creepy
.zombie .runs .graveyard tomb foggy
.vampire .creep .cave .blood .dark
.demon .crawl .old house .teeth .cloudy
.jason .walk .street .machete .dark
.freddy .surprises .dream .sharp clows .sunset
.scream .hides .houses .knife .dark
devil. .creep .fire pit .pitch fork .foggy
. . . . .

 

 

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

 

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.

 

 

Now think of two SHORT sentences.  Then combine them into one compound sentence.

Examples:

 

1.

The witch swerves in the sky on her broom.

The goblin zooms up the oak tree.

 

The witch swerves in the sky on her broom, and the goblin zooms up the oak tree.

 

 

2. 

The witch softly lands in the tree.

The goblin zips into the squirrel's home in the tree trunk to hide.

 

The witch softly lands in the tree, and the goblin zips into the squirrel's home in the tree trunk to hide.

 

 

3.

The goblin conjures up a special spell for the witch.

The witch turns into another branch of the tree.

 

The goblin conjures up a special spell for the witch, and the witch turns into another branch of the tree.

 

 

4.

The goblin giggles in glee.

The witch wiggles as wind in the tree.

 

The goblin giggles in glee, but the witch can only wiggle as wind in the tree.

 

 

Final paragraph with introduction and conclusion added:

 

On Halloween day the goblin spots his enemy the witch. The witch swerves in the sky on her broom, and the goblin zooms up the oak tree.  The witch softly lands in the tree, and the goblin zips into the squirrel's home in the tree trunk to hide.  The goblin conjures up a special spell for the witch, and the witch turns into another branch of the tree.  The goblin giggles in glee, but the witch can only wiggle as wind in the tree.  Goblin has won again.

 

 Now, it's your turn to write two sentences and combine them.  Repeat three more times.  Then combine them into a paragraph with introductory and conclusion sentences.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Another 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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