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                Run-On Sentences, Paragraph Order, Transitions
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DIRECTIONS: The following is a run-on sentence. Place punctuation and capitalization in the
necessary places to correct the problem. In some instances you will need to take out a word or
add a word.

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       I have done a lot of embarrassing things in my life, but the time four years ago when I
tried to sing solo in a musical production tops them all because I had gotten a part as a member
of the chorus in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
       One day at rehearsal, we were handed copies of "Who Can Make a Rainbow" and were told
to memorize it by the next day, which was the first dress rehearsal, so when I got home, I
memorized this song word for word and I made everyone in my family hear me sing it at least
five times.
       The next afternoon I went happily to rehearsal and as I stepped into the gym, I took my
place on stage just as the piano started, and then I took a deep- breath and began to sing,
"Who can make a rainbow, sprinkle it with dew" at the top of my lungs.
       Then I realized the piano had stopped, and no one else was singing, and then I looked
around and saw that everyone was staring at me and my teacher sighed and said in an
exasperated voice, "You sing only when the chorus comes in."
       Then it all hit me that I had been the only person signing along to the solo part and I felt
like melting into the stage and then my face turned bright red, and I muttered, "Oh," and
throughout the rest of the production, I barely hummed along with the rest of the chorus.

Supporting Sentences
An opinion paragraph includes an opinion statement, supporting sentences, and a conclusion.
 The opinion statement expresses the writer's feelings about a topic.
 Supporting sentences give reasons supported by facts and examples that answer the
   question Why? about the writer's opinion.
 Supporting sentences are included in an order that makes sense.


DIRECTIONS: For each opinions below, write three supporting sentences with reasons and
vivid facts or examples. Write the sentences in order from most important to least important.
Use transitional words or phrases to connect your sentences.




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Opinion: How you dress says as much about you as how you treat people does.
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Opinion: Movies are much more interesting than TV programs.
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Opinion: Biographies are more interesting than novels.
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Opinion: People don't know how to behave in movie theaters these days.
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Paragraph Order
DIRECTIONS: Read the sentences below for each paragraph and arrange them in the correct
order by placing a number next to the one that should go first, second, third, etc. (Ex: 1, 2, 3)

Paragraph #1
_____ This bird is the peregrine falcon; and sadly, it is an endangered species.
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_____ The United States Air Force Academy has made this bird its official mascot because it
is so fast.
_____ There is one bird that can reach the speed of 20 miles an hour when it dives.

Paragraph #2
_____ Pesticides are chemicals sprayed on plants to kill insects.
_____ The falcons are infected when they eat other birds already infected with pesticides
like DDT.
_____ A peregrine's ability to reproduce may be upset by these pesticides.
_____ The use of pesticides is the main reason the peregrine falcon is an endangered species.

Paragraph #3
_____ More than 200 falcons have already been bred. Some of these birds must survive, or
we will lose one of the fastest birds in the air.
_____ Steps are being taken to save peregrine falcons. Some scientists are trying to limit the
use of chemical sprays.
_____ The goal of one group of scientists at Cornell University is to breed more peregrine
falcons.
_____ Some of these birds must survive, or we will lose one of the fastest birds in the air.
_____ More than 200 falcons have already been bred.




DIRECTIONS: The paragraph below is out of order. Rewrite the paragraph in the correct
order on the blanks below. Highlight each of the transition words that are used. See the
transition words listed on the back.




Sample paragraph (time order):

By afternoon, all my aunts, uncles, and cousins had arrived.
Finally, it was time for dinner and birthday cake.
I can still remember my sixth birthday.
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Then my dad left the room only to return with a shiny new bike.
To my dismay, I did not get any toys.
While the adults visited, I gazed longingly at the pile of presents on the coffee table in the
living room.
That morning, I woke up with great anticipation of what the day would bring.
Once I blew out the candles, I could open my presents at last. I started, of course, with the
boxes that looked like clothes.
Everyone clapped as I climbed onto the seat of the best present of all.

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transition words - a word or phrase that connects or ties two ideas together smoothly.

Words that can be used t show location:
above              around               by                    into                 over
across             behind below         down                  near                 throughout
against            beneath              in back of            off                  to the right
along              beside               in front of           on top of            under
among              between              inside                outside

Words that can be used to show time:
about              during                yesterday            until                finally
after              first                 meanwhile            next                 then
at                 second                today                soon                 as soon as
before             third                 tomorrow             later                when

Words that can be used to compare things (show similarities):
likewise                        like                                  as
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also                              in the same way                  similarly

Words that can be used to contrast things (show differences):
but                     otherwise                on the other hand             although
yet                     however                  still                         even though

Words that can be used to emphasize a point:
again                          in fact                             for this reason

Words that can be used   to add information:
again                     and                       for instance               as well
also                      besides                   next                       along with
another                   for example               finally                    in addition

Words that can be used to conclude or summarize:
as a result                      lastly
therefore                        in conclusion
finally                          in summary




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