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English  11  

Class  8:  July  14,  2016  

Student  Informa?on  Forms  
•  Check  your  form  for  mistakes.  
•  If  there  are  mistakes,  circle  them  in  blue  or  
black  PEN  and  correct  them.  
•  When  your  form  is  correct,  please  sign  the  
boGom  of  the  form  and  return  it  to  me.    

Part  1:  Grammar  
Combining  Sentences  

Refining  by  Combining  
•  Technique  that  lets  you  avoid  choppy,  boring  
style  
•  Produces  gramma?cally  correct  sentences  
 

4  Ways  to  Combine  
Use  a  coordina?ng  conjunc?on  (FANBOYS  –  for,  
and,  nor,  but,  yet,  so)    
 
1.  Holden  was  nervous  when  Sunny  knocked  on  the  door.  
2.  Sunny  was  cold  and  professional.  

 
Holden  was  nervous  when  Sunny  knocked  on  
the  door,  but  Sunny  was  cold  and  professional.    

4  Ways  to  Combine  
Change  a  sentence  into  a  subordinate  clause  
 
1.  Holden  was  nervous  when  Sunny  knocked  on  the  
door.  
2.  Sunny  was  cold  and  professional.  

 
Although  Sunny  was  cold  and  professional,  
Holden  was  nervous  when  Sunny  knocked  on  
the  door.  

4  Ways  to  Combine  
Change  one  sentence  into  a  modifying  phrase.  
 
1.  Holden  was  nervous  when  Sunny  knocked  on  the  
door.  
2.  Sunny  was  cold  and  professional.  

 
Holden  was  nervous  when  Sunny,  a  cold  and  
professional  escort,  knocked  on  the  door.    

4  Ways  to  Combine  
Reduce  one  sentence  into  a  single  word  
modifier.  
1.  FedEx  collects  packages  on  Wednesday.  
2.  FedEx  delivers  packages  on  Thursday.  
On  Wednesday,  FedEx  collects  packages  for  Thursday  
delivery.  

 
This  doesn’t  work  for  every  sentence.  

Exercise  29.2  
•  Do  it!    
•  15  minutes.  
•  Hand  it  in.  

Part  2:  Reading  
Focus:  Finishing  up  chapters  13-­‐15  

Comparing  and  Contras?ng  
•  With  your  partner,  compare  your  ques?on  
sheets.  
•  Fill  in  the  Venn  Diagram  together  
–  Cite  page  numbers  

Quick  Write  
As  different  as  the  Sunny  and  the  nuns  were  
from  each  other,  Holden  interacted  in  similar  
ways  in  both  instances.  Why  does  he  do  this?  
Come  to  a  conclusion  about  Holden’s  ability  to  
connect  with  people.    

Homework  
•  Digital  Stories  DUE  TOMORROW  
•  Review  Sentence  Structure  (Grammar)  topics  
for  quiz  tomorrow.  
•  Iden?fying  errors  in  sentences  
•  3  errors  per  topic  (run-­‐on,  fragment,  modifier,  
parallelism,  sentence  combining)  

• Strict  *me  limit:  45  minutes