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Writing Assessment Foci
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Writing a Horror Story: Adjustment
Friday 19th October 2012
19/10/12
Learning Objectives:
1. To be able to use a variety of sentence types for clarity and
effect
2. To be able to write an adjustment paragraph
STARTER: Replace the missing vowels.
1. Simple Sentence((5)
2. Compound Sentence (6)
3. Complex Sentence (5)
Ext: Write an example of each.
Learning outcomes
Core
To be able to
identify the
three types of
sentences
Extension
To be able to
create complex
sentences
Write down
the underlined
words in bold!
Killer
To be able to
explain the
effect of simple
and complex
sentences in
their own writing
MATCH THE WORD WITH THE
DEFINITON AND EXAMPLE
Name
Definition
Example
Simple
A sentence containing
main and a subordinate
clause (one that doesn’t
make sense on its own)
It began to rain heavily so
the boy ran quickly home.
Compound
A sentence containing one
clause and verb
As it began to rain heavily,
the boy ran quickly home.
Complex
Two simple sentences
joined by a connective
The boy ran home.
ANSWERS
Name
Definition
Example
Simple
A sentence containing one
clause and verb
The boy ran home.
Compound
Two simple sentences
joined by a connective
It began to rain heavily so
the boy ran quickly home.
Complex
A sentence containing
main and a subordinate
clause (one that doesn’t
make sense on its own)
As it began to rain heavily,
the boy ran quickly home.
Learning outcomes
Core
To be able to
identify the
three types of
sentences
Extension
To be able to
create complex
sentences
Killer
To be able to
explain the
effect of simple
and complex
sentences in
their own writing
How many different sentences can you
make from these words?
Did you get these?
What type of sentences are they?
1. Although he shouted as loudly as possible,
his friends still couldn't hear him.
2. His friends still couldn’t hear him, although
he shouted as loudly as possible.
3. His friends, although he shouted as loudly as
possible, still couldn’t hear him.
WRITING COMPLEX SENTENCES:
Model
Because it started to
thunder, we took refuge
in the abandoned
house.
So that we could escape
the storm, we
WRITING COMPLEX SENTENCES:
In Pairs
While the figure moved
closer, ...
Because ...., ....
WRITING COMPLEX SENTENCES:
Independently
As the bats circled
overhead, ...
While there was ....., ....
Because .... , .....
Learning outcomes
Core
To be able to
identify the
three types of
sentences
Extension
To be able to
create complex
sentences
Killer
To be able to
explain the
effect of simple
and complex
sentences in
their own writing
FIND AND1. Why
LABEL
THE
DIFFERENT
has the writer starter with a simple sentence?
SENTENCE TYPES.
I’m running. My chest is tight and sore. Breath rasping and whistling in my lungs.
Branches whip against my face. Brambles tear at my legs and arms. There is a voice
screaming. Out loud. The sound ripping through the trees, screaming and
screaming.
It’s my voice
‘Amy! Amy!’
2. What is the subordinate clause?
Now I’m back at the back stream and the solid wooden fencing has been torn aside.
Whycareless
has thegiant
writer
added
it? by and trodden on it. I stare at
Blasted apart as if 3.
some
had
passed
the wood, not splintered or broken, but melted. Dissolved and warped. Curled
aside to make a small space. Space enough for a child to walk through. What could
do that? What power is there that would leave that mark?
I hesitate, feeling the first great lurch of fear for myself.
‘Amy?’ I cry out.
Beyond me the gaping dark of the cemetery.
There is a soft shudder in my head. A strange flicker which fastens on my fear. Nothing
calling for me this time. No whispers in my face tonight.
(From ‘Whispers
the Graveyard’
by Theresa
Breslin)
4. in
What
type of sentences
has the
writer used here?
5. What is the effect on the reader?
Write your own adjustment paragraph
using simple and complex sentences
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RED PEN YOUR WORK
1. Label two examples of each type of sentence.
2. Explain why you have used them:
I used a ________ sentence so that my reader
would feel....
I used a ________ sentence in order to ....
PLENARY
Core
To be able to
identify the
three types of
sentences
Extension
To be able to
create complex
sentences
Killer
To be able to
explain the
effect of simple
and complex
sentences in
their own writing

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