Old thread about ways to start sentences

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  1. Upsadaisy

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    A long time ago, someone posted a great list of ways to start sentences (with a dependent clause, etc.) Was it you? Can anyone find it for me?

    I'm working with a incoming 8th grader on writing this summer and starting with expanding sentences. Anybody have suggestions about teaching writing without a guide or curriculum?
     
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    I found a great site - www.theliteracyshed.com . It has all kinds of writing lessons with lots of brief videos of scenes and short stories. Awesome.
     
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    i saw this on Pinterest today! I don't understand the ba-da-Bing It's not a mnemonic. (And reminds me of the men's club on the Sopranos-LOL, I'm a Jersey gal!) not that the kids would know that but why not name it something else that the kids could remember easily? :eek:
     
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    Yeah that confused me too. It would be more helpful if it helped the writer remember the steps. But still a cool strategy. It is a catchy title, if nothing else.
     
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    Thank you, otterpop. The kids wouldn't even have heard of Ba-Da-Bing, but no matter. Tomorrow I am going to use a kind of fun exercise: I start with a very simple sentence. Then there is a list of 8 or ten instructions that the student must use to expand and change the sentence. The list includes things like add an adjective, add an adver, add an introductory phrase, change a noun, change the pronoun to a specific noun.....
     
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