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Since it would be unlikely for

me to spend a full class period


on grammar alone, I created a
week-long unit (five mini-
lessons) covering compound
sentences. Please note: Prior
to these lessons, students
have received extensive
instruction on verbs, subjects,
and independent clauses.

Context
First week of English 9B
Some students are returning; others
are new
This Weeks Focus:
Bellwork: Creating Compound
Sentences
Lesson: Basics of Argumentation:
Media and Marketing MAISA Unit
Media and Marketing Unit ?s
How do advertisers influence a
consumer?
What methods do advertisers use in
print and non-print texts? What makes
these methods effective?
What values do advertisers use in
print and non-print ads to persuade
consumers?
Week One Bellwork
English 9B, Alexander
Monday
Welcome to those who are new to
Room 218 and welcome back to those
returning!
Grab a Bellwork Chart and have a seat
anywhere for now.
Ill be with you shortly
Page 1, Paragraph 3
Page 2, Paragraph 7
Page 2, Paragraph 2
On your Bellwork
Chart
With a partner,
consider and write
answers to the
following:
What is a
compound
sentence?
Why might a
writer use
them?

What would be next?
Students will define difficult words.
Students will analyze the non-fiction
article using SOAPSTone (similar to
MAPS).
Students, based on past experiences,
will recall how advertisements can
influence a consumer in both small
and large group discussions.
Tuesday
Write the following in the Mini-Rulebook section of
your Writers Notebook: A compound sentence is
a sentence that contains at least two ICs
(independent clauses). There are three ways to
form a compound sentence:
IC, fb IC.
IC; IC.
IC; ca, IC.
Leave a blank gap of
space between each
bullet for potential writing
room
IC, fb IC.
fb is short for FANBOYS, which are coordinating
conjunctions.
FANBOYS connect words, phrases, and clauses.
FANBOYS is an acronym for the following
coordinating conjunctions: FOR, AND, NOR, BUT,
OR, YET, SO
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IC; IC.
The semicolon is used to connect two related
sentences (ICs).
Page 2, Paragraph 7
IC; ca, IC.
ca is short for conjunctive adverb.
A conjunctive adverb can join two ICs
like a coordinating conjunction;
however, you need a semicolon, not a
comma.
Popular conjunctive adverbs:
accordingly, consequently,
furthermore, however, in fact,
instead, nevertheless, therefore
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As a class
Lets write ONE type
of compound
sentence on our
Bellwork Charts to
describe how this
print ad might
influence a
consumer:
Then?
Students will be able to define a print
ad and the five methods advertisers
use (fact, humor, story, character-
appeal, and celebrity-appeal).
Students will recognize and name
methods used in two print ads.
Wednesday
On your Bellwork Chart, you will be writing TWO
compound sentences about the influence that each
non-print ad could have on consumers (one
sentence per ad):
Volkswagen
Orbit Gum
(Try using the two types of compound sentences
that we didnt use as a class yesterday! )
Wednesday (continued)
Switch Bellwork Charts with a new
partner.
Read over your partners compound
sentences from today and let them
know if any changes need to be
made.

Next?
Students will be able to define a non-
print ad and the three values
(branding, messaging, and badge)
consumers place on ads.
Students will recognize and name the
value used in two non-print ads.
Thursday
Think of one effective advertisement
(print or non-print) that YOU have
seen/watched. (Feel free to use your
phones/computers to view again if
needed!)
Considering the methods and values,
write THREE compound sentences
(one of each type) that explain the
influence this ad on consumers.
Thursday (continued)
Meet with your writing groups.
Switch Bellwork Charts with members
of your group.
When your group is confident that you
have 12 correct compound sentences
(three per group member), raise your
hands for a table-check.

And then?
Keeping in mind the methods and
values, students will be able to
hypothesize target audiences for ads.
In the media center, students will
locate two effective ads that target
teenagers (print or non-print) (that
they have not already looked at this
week) and e-mail me the links for
approval.
Friday
Quiz time!
To end the week
Students will apply knowledge learned
about methods and values to prove
which ones exist in their chosen ads
targeted towards teens.
In the past
I have then assigned a
compare/contrast essay with the final
two ads chosen where students are to
discuss the methods/values used in
each ad and which one is more
effective, aka- has more influence on
teen consumers.
I have always required the use of
compound sentences in their essay.