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SIMPLE SENTENCE: LEVEL 1 LESSON PLAN

OBJECTIVE:  Ernest Hemingway once wrote, “All you have to do is write one true sentence. Write the truest sentence that you know.”  And for Hemingway, true sentences came most often in the simple, declarative form.  Simple sentences are essential to vary the rhythm of your prose and to bring emphasis to key points.  So, we will generate our own simple sentences in the DRAG N’ DROP mode on www.piclits.com and hone this vital skill.

Simple sentence:  a sentence that has only one independent clause.  An independent clause contains a subject and a verb and can stand alone as a sentence.  

                                     

MODEL SENTENCES:  A wild goose never laid a tame egg.

 

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 INCORRECT AND CORRECT:  

Incorrect:  When the fall trees are red, yellow, and orange.  (has a subject and verb, but cannot stand alone)

Correct:  The trees are red, yellow, and orange in the fall. (SIMPLE SENTENCE

MODEL PICLIT:  Simple Sentence

SIMPLE SENTENCE:

GUIDED PRACTICE WRITING PROMPT:  

  1.  Go to piclits.com
  2. Sign in with your e-mail and password
  3. Select a picture from the gallery of pictures
  4. In “DRAG N’ DROP” mode, write a simple sentence.  Ensure that your sentence has a subject and a verb and can stand alone as a sentence.

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