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SIMPLE SENTENCE: LEVEL 2 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 FREESTYLE 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.  

                                       

                           

Examples:

 

Idaho has the largest roadless area in the lower 48 states.

Her editorial is brilliant.

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

 

  Poems are powerful.

 INCORRECT AND CORRECT:  

Incorrect:  When the fall trees are a kaleidoscope of colors.  (has a subject and verb, but cannot stand alone)

Correct:  The trees are a kaleidoscope of colors in the fall.

MODEL PICLIT:  Simple Sentence

VIDEO OF HOW TO USE PICLITS:

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 “Freestyle” mode, write a simple sentence and identify the subject and verb by placing these terms in parentheses after the word.  

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