Wednesday, 1/13: S/CD/CX, 120 Prep, Vladek

Checking: KBAR/120 book? Yaller sheet p154?

Tomorrow “Test”: S/CD/CX (see below) and Vladek

Correct Complex Sentences Sheet (p154 – 15p).

“S/CD/CX 1/13.” Answer with:
S for Simple (one I)
CD for Compound (I + I. Look for the FANBOYS.)
CX for Complex (I + D or D + I. Look for the other kind of conjunctions. p154)

  1. Joe waited for the llama to arrive, but she was late.
  2. The llama was late because she missed the bus.
  3. Joe and the llama rode a tandem bike to the pizza place.
  4. While Joe likes pizza, the llama prefers sushi.
  5. They agreed to compromise, and they ate sushi pizza.
  6. Neither Joe nor the llama enjoyed it very much.
  7. If I had a hammer, I’d hammer in the morning.
  8. The cheese is on the table with little toothpicks in it.
  9. Claudio ate several hotdogs, went on a ride, and ate several more
  10. Rudolpho was upset because his mom ate the last of the cheeselog.

  11. Bonus: Name all 7 FANBOYS without looking.
  12. Bonus: Which type of sentence is usually preferred in good writing, compound or complex? Why do you think?

Prep for 120 Seconds. Writing your intro. You need about 200 words.

  1. Start with a little hook:
    • Imagine yourself…
    • Throughout history mankind has…
    • It was a dark and stormy night…
    • What do you call a… (joke)
    • Once upon a time…
    • Have you ever wondered…
    • What if…
    • Jimmy was a boy who…
    • Scary, gripping, and difficult to put down…
    • Etc.
  2. Give us the required info:
    • Title
    • Author
    • Genre (Not just fiction/non; we want something like romance, sci fi, horror, mystery, fantasy, comedy, historical fiction, etc.)
  3. Time for the 5 W’s for the BOOK:
    • This is the story of…
    • This book is about…
    • Set in the future…
    • Not too much detail; you have less than a minute.
  4. Now to set up the PASSAGE:
    • This is the part of the book where…
    • This is the scene when…
    • _____ is about to _____