Goals: To be able to write simple, complex, compound, and compound-complex sentences that correctly use commas.
Opener: The word count requirements DO NOT apply to this opener. Copy the following sentence and underline each independent clause once and each dependent clause twice. Once you have finished, label whether it is a simple, complex, or compound sentence.
A little corn was raised on the sterile slope, and it grew short and thick under the wind, and all the cobs formed on the landward sides of the stalks.
Handouts in Class: Sentence Parts, Comma Practice #1
Terms and Vocabulary: See handouts
Work Assigned and Collected:
1. We reviewed compound, complex, simple, and compound-complex sentences
2. We completed an exercise editing for commas