easy writing teaching students how to write complex sentence structures
While this approach takes time, it’s beneficial. I’d rather spend a little bit of time all year to help students develop a solid foundation and understanding of important grammar concepts than teach them in a concentrated unit and never come back to them. It just doesn’t stick.
Knowing these can help us tailor our instruction to provide extra support in areas of confusion.
A dependent clause, also called a subordinate clause, is a group of words with a subject and a verb but does not express a complete thought. It does not make sense standing alone. An example is:
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This is again best illustrated by an example. Take a look at the simple sentence below:
Dependent clauses, on the other hand, are not complete sentences and cannot stand by themselves. They do not express a complete idea. To become complete, they must be attached to an independent clause. Dependent clauses are also known as subordinate clauses.
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We already have lots of writing programs in our catalog, so why add Easy Writing? Because this book focuses not so much on what to say, but how to say it. Most of the writing programs concentrate on sentence content; this product is concerned with sentence structure. And it’s not the same as grammar; identifying grammatical constructs in someone else’s writing is different than composing good sentences of your own. Those of you who have used Easy Grammar know that those books are light on instruction and heavy on practice; not so here. This book offers a good balance of instruction, examples and practice. Another difference is that the role of the teacher is stressed more here.
- After eating breakfast,
- Although it was cold,
- Because my grandmother is such a good cook,
- Before entering the baseball stadium,
- If I were you,
- When she brought in the birthday cake,
- While the teacher was out,
This word can be at the start of a sentence or in the middle. There are about 30 different connecting words. Most students don’t need to remember all of them. But they should know how to use 5-7: