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Page history last edited by PBworks 13 years, 1 month ago

 

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
  surprises porch crown creepy
. . . . foggy
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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: Compound Scares

 

 

 


 

 

Review: What is a compound sentence?

 

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

 

Examples:

 

  • I heard a screeching noise behind the tree. A cat sprinted past me.
    • I heard a screeching noise behind the tree, and a cat sprinted past me.

 

  • The scared cat jumped up onto my sister's shoulder. My sister screamed.
    • The scared cat jumped up onto my sister's shoulder, and my sister screamed.

 

  • My mom screamed too. My brother laughed.
    • my mom screamed too, but my brother laughed.

 

  • We could continue Trick or Treating. We could go home.
    • We could continue Trick or Treating, or we could go home.

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