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									Six Sassy Sentences - Tips for adding variety to boring sentences Six Sentence Types 1. Two adjective beginning 2. “-ly” beginning 3. “-ing” at beginning or ending 4. Balanced sentences 5. Dependent clause 6. Informative interrupters              

NAME: ______________________

Two Adjective Beginning Tall, handsome lifeguards flirt wildly with the pretty girls. Rickety and dilapidated, the old school house didn’t have a chance in an earthquake. “-ing” at the Beginning Running like the wind , Forest Gump made national headline news. Saving the best for last, Lisa finally ate her Reese’s peanut butter cup. “-ing” at the End He trudged along the hot desert for days, wishing he had brought more water. Sally gave the homeless man all the money she had, hoping that her small act of kindness might bring him some comfort. “-ly” at the Beginning Cheerfully, she answered the phone for her mother. Slowly opening the door, the mother tried not to wake the child. Informative Interrupters The fish, a slimy mass of flesh, felt the alligator’s giant teeth sink into him as he struggled to swim away. The child, face covered with chocolate doughnut, asked his mother if he could have some milk. Balanced Sentences He goes out onto the baseball field, spins around second base, and looks back at the academy. Choosing a Christmas tree, putting up Christmas lights, and baking Christmas cookies are all included in my December traditions. Dependent Clauses Because it rained, the garden party was postponed. Since the road construction is complete, Jim can make it home in only ten minutes.

Activity: Take the boring sentence and make it a “sassy” sentence. When you add details to you sentences, consider not only what was going on in the story, but also the point you’re trying to make (your commentary). Make sure you are using the technique properly and that your sentence is descriptive. After you write your sentence, write what technique you used. TOPIC AND CONCLUDING SENTENCES

A. Body Paragraph 1 – Before the Party
Topic Sentence 1. (T.S.)Rosaura views herself as a (friend, equal, invited guest, etc.).________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ TYPE OF SASSY SENTENCE: ____________________________ Now, try again: 2. (T.S.)Rosaura views herself as a (friend, equal, invited guest, etc.).________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ TYPE OF SASSY SENTENCE: ____________________________ Circle which topic sentence you like better.

Concluding Sentence 1. (C.S.) Rosaura views herself as a (friend, equal, invited guest, etc.)._______________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ TYPE OF SASSY SENTENCE: ____________________________ Now, try again: 2. (C.S.) Rosaura views herself as a (friend, equal, invited guest, etc.)._______________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ TYPE OF SASSY SENTENCE: ____________________________ Circle which concluding sentence you like better.

B. Body Paragraph 2 – After the Party
Topic Sentence 1. (T.S.)Rosaura views herself as a (special guest, important, popular, better than the others, with pride, etc.)________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ TYPE OF SASSY SENTENCE: ____________________________ Now, try again: 2. (T.S.)Rosaura views herself as a (special guest, important, popular, better than the others, with pride, etc.)________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ TYPE OF SASSY SENTENCE: ____________________________ Circle which topic sentence you like better. Concluding Sentence 1. (C.S.)Rosaura views herself as a (special guest, important, popular, better than the others, with pride, etc.)________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ TYPE OF SASSY SENTENCE: ____________________________ Now, try again: 2. (C.S.)Rosaura views herself as a (special guest, important, popular, better than the others, with pride, etc.)________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ TYPE OF SASSY SENTENCE: ____________________________ Circle which concluding sentence you like better.

C. Body Paragraph 3 – At the End of the Party
Topic Sentence 1. (T.S.)Rosaura views herself as a (betrayed, embarrassed, a fool, the maid’s daughter, gullible, humiliated, used, etc. )._____ ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ TYPE OF SASSY SENTENCE: ____________________________ Now, try again: 2. (T.S.)Rosaura views herself as a (betrayed, embarrassed, a fool, the maid’s daughter, gullible, humiliated, used, etc. )._____ ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ TYPE OF SASSY SENTENCE: ____________________________ Circle which topic sentence you like better. Concluding Sentence 1. (C.S.)Rosaura views herself as a (betrayed, embarrassed, a fool, the maid’s daughter, gullible, humiliated, used, etc. )._____ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ TYPE OF SASSY SENTENCE: ____________________________ Now, try again: 2. (C.S.)Rosaura views herself as a (betrayed, embarrassed, a fool, the maid’s daughter, gullible, humiliated, used, etc. )._____ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ TYPE OF SASSY SENTENCE: ____________________________ Circle which concluding sentence you like better.

Six Sassy Sentences - Tips for adding variety to boring sentences
Six Sentence Types 1. Two adjective beginning 2. “-ly” beginning 3. “-ing” at beginning or ending 4. Balanced sentences 5. Dependent clause 6. Informative interrupters              

NAME: ______________________

Two Adjective Beginning Tall, handsome lifeguards flirt wildly with the pretty girls. Rickety and dilapidated, the old school house didn’t have a chance in an earthquake. “-ing” at the Beginning Running like the wind , Forest Gump made national headline news. Saving the best for last, Lisa finally ate her Reese’s peanut butter cup. “-ing” at the End He trudged along the hot desert for days, wishing he had brought more water. Sally gave the homeless man all the money she had, hoping that her small act of kindness might bring him some comfort. “-ly” at the Beginning Cheerfully, she answered the phone for her mother. Slowly opening the door, the mother tried not to wake the child. Informative Interrupters The fish, a slimy mass of flesh, felt the alligator’s giant teeth sink into him as he struggled to swim away. The child, face covered with chocolate doughnut, asked his mother if he could have some milk. Balanced Sentences He goes out onto the baseball field, spins around second base, and looks back at the academy. Choosing a Christmas tree, putting up Christmas lights, and baking Christmas cookies are all included in my December traditions. Dependent Clauses Because it rained, the garden party was postponed. Since the road construction is complete, Jim can make it home in only ten minutes.

Activity: Take the boring sentence and make it a “sassy” sentence. When you add details to you sentences, consider not only what was going on in the story, but also the point you’re trying to make (your commentary). Make sure you are using the technique properly and that your sentence is descriptive. After you write your sentence, write what technique you used.

REWRITING TOPIC AND CONCLUDING SENTENCES A. Body Paragraph 1 – Before the Party
Topic Sentence (T.S.)Rosaura views herself as a (friend, equal, invited guest, etc.).________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ TYPE OF SASSY SENTENCE: ____________________________ Concluding Sentence (C.S.) Rosaura views herself as a (friend, equal, invited guest, etc.)._______________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ TYPE OF SASSY SENTENCE: ____________________________

B. Body Paragraph 2 – During the Party
Topic Sentence (T.S.)Rosaura views herself as a (special guest, important, popular, better than the others, with pride, etc.)________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ TYPE OF SASSY SENTENCE: ____________________________ Concluding Sentence (C.S.)Rosaura views herself as a (special guest, important, popular, better than the others, with pride, etc.)________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ TYPE OF SASSY SENTENCE: ____________________________

C. Body Paragraph 3 – At the End of the Party
Topic Sentence (T.S.)Rosaura views herself as a (betrayed, embarrassed, a fool, the maid’s daughter, gullible, humiliated, used, etc. )._____ ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ TYPE OF SASSY SENTENCE: ____________________________ Concluding Sentence (C.S.)Rosaura views herself as a (betrayed, embarrassed, a fool, the maid’s daughter, gullible, humiliated, used, etc. )._____ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ TYPE OF SASSY SENTENCE: ____________________________


								
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