Sunday, November 5, 2017

Learning About Simple, Compound, and Complex Sentences

Written by Marra

We are learning about different sentences to make our writing sound more fluent. Instead of just writing the simple sentences, “The dog jumped. The cat jumped.” we can that into a compound sentence. These sentences are important, but sometimes they can be tricky!

Here are a few quotes from students:
  • "I think we need the skill of using these sentences." - Palmer  
  • "It was a little tough at first, but then I figured it out." - Maddie 
  • "I feel that complex sentences are tough." - Saoirse
And here are some examples of compound and complex sentences written and labeled by students:

I think this learning is important. We will probably use these sentences in our everyday life. If you are writing to someone, and you don’t use proper grammar, they may be confused. This is why we are learning this and what we are learning from it.

These sentences are a little challenging, but as Maxwell said, “If you use these sentences, it will help your writing. If you don’t include the proper grammar in your writing, no one will know what you're talking about.”

Here is a slideshow explaining simple, compound, and complex sentences:

1 comment:

  1. Dear Students of Mr. Salsich,
    I am VERY impressed that you are learning about using different types of sentences. It can definitely make your writing more advanced and sophisticated. Interesting rhythms are essential for interesting writing, and using the many different rhythms of compound and complex (and long and short) sentences can raise your writing from good to truly excellent. (Remember that making good writing is a lot like making good music.)

    Hamilton Salsich (your teacher's father)