As I told you at the beginning of the year, there are 6 TRAITS OF GOOD WRITING:
Today we began learning 5 BRUSH STROKES that will help you enhance your sentence structure.
An ABSOLUTE (in equation form):
ABSOLUTE = Noun + ing adjective
ABSOLUTE = Noun + ed adjective
Use TWO absolutes at the beginning OR two absolutes at the end of your core sentence to increase your skill in writing sentences.
If you were not in class, try this on your own. Find a good image on Google, and write a sentence about it. Baby steps:
*Determine your basic sentence.
*Think about what parts of the image you would zoom in to if you had a camera. These will be the nouns you use for your absolutes.
*Determine an -ING word or -ED word for each of your two nouns. Put them together to form your AWESOME ABSOLUTE sentence.
*Be happy that you ROCK.
We will work on more brush strokes tomorrow and all next week. Then we will use these types of sentences to answer quiz questions and write papers, not only in ELA, but also in LIFE!!
Have a great night.