Grammar Test 3: Independent Clauses, Dependent Clauses, Complex Sentences, Compound-Complex Sentences, Subject-Verb Agreement

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Name:_______________________

Grammar Test 3:

Independent Clauses, Dependent Clauses, Complex Sentences,

Compound-Complex Sentences, Subject-Verb Agreement

A. Matching

Match the term with the correct definition. (Hint: Look back to these definitions to help you with the rest of the test!)

1. An independent clause __a. has two independent clauses and a conjunction.

2. A dependent clause __b. is a fragment.

3. A compound sentence __c. has a subject, verb, and complete thought.

4. A complex sentence __d. is a dependent clause and an independent clause put together.

5. A compound-complex sentence __e. has at least two independent clauses and a dependent clause.

B. True/False

For each statement, identify whether it is true (T) or false (F).

1. ___ A dependent clause can stand alone; it makes sense all by itself.

2. ___ Dependent clauses begin with a subordinating conjunction.

3. ___ For a sentence to make sense, a subject must agree with its verb in number.

4. ___ An independent clause is a simple sentence, also known as a main clause.

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C. Fill in the Blank

Read each statement CAREFULLY, and then write the correct word OR phrase in the blank.

1. A dependent clause depends on _________________________ to make it a complete, meaningful sentence.

2. Two examples of SUBORDINATING conjunctions are: ___________________

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3. “After she thought about the question for a long time, she knew the answer.” Identify the INDEPENDENT clause. ____________________________________

D. Short Answer

In all of these sentences, the subject and verb do not agree, so they are INCORRECT. State WHY, and then based on your grammar knowledge, make them correct.

1. In the classroom listens the amazed students.

Why it is incorrect:_____________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________ Correct way to write it:__________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________

2. Don’t the grammar make perfect sense?

Why it is incorrect:_____________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________ Correct way to write it:__________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________

E. Follow the individual directions for EACH

1. Circle the SUBJECT and underline the VERB of DEPENDENT CLAUSE in this complex sentence.

When it gets dark, the light will go on automatically.

2. Put in parentheses the (independent clause) and underline the dependent clause. Circle the subordinating conjunction in the following complex sentence:

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F. Application

Write your own grammatically correct sentences! Refer back to Part A or any other section for help. (Hint: You may make your sentences about the same topic. This will make writing a compound-complex sentence much easier.)

1. Write a compound sentence.

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2. Write a complex sentence.

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3. Write a compound-complex sentence.

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EXTRA CREDIT (5 points total—all or nothing)

Explain why this is a compound-complex sentence. (This means you must label

EVERYTHING that makes it compound-complex—subjects, verbs, independent clauses, dependent clauses, conjunctions, subordination conjunctions, compound sentences, complex sentences—using your knowledge from this entire grammar unit.)

When the campfire was burning steadily, all the

campers sat on the ground around it, and someone

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Decades Poetry Assignment- Race Relations

Teacher Name: Ms. Sniadajewski Student Name: _______________________________________

CATEGORY 4-5 2-3 0-1

Format

You chose and followed all guidelines for one of the two poem formats (Emotional Animal Poem or Seplet).

You chose one of the two poem formats and followed most of the guidelines.

You wrote a poem following only some of the guidelines.

Topic/Theme

Your poem follows the topic/theme of race relations from the 1950s or 1960s.

Your poem follows a top-ic/theme.

The topic/theme of your poem is unclear.

Originality

You wrote a completely original poem based on your own ideas and information from class.

You wrote an original po-em based on infor-mation from class.

You wrote a poem based on information from class but the ideas are not orig-inal.

Presentation

Your poem is written neatly on computer paper, and good effort is shown in its decoration.

Your poem is written neatly on computer paper, and mild effort is shown in its decoration.

Your poem is on notebook paper, and little effort is shown in its presentation.

Timeliness

Your poem was complete and handed in by the due date.

Your poem was handed in 1-2 days after the due date.

Your poem was handed in well after the due date.

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As a wrap up to our American Decades Unit and research project, you will now be creating a multimedia project to showcase what you have learned about your topic.

Goal: To create a presentation of your research project using Photo Story 3 and present it to the class.

Requirements:

1. Top 10 facts about your topic 2. 5-10 pictures with CITATIONS 3. Works Cited page

4. Clear, enunciated speaking voice for narration 5. EXTRA CREDIT: Upload to YouTube

Things to keep in mind:

 You do not need to necessarily have pictures of your topic; rather you can choose pictures that symbolize your topic.

 You are welcome to take your own photos and upload them.

 You are welcome to draw or create your own pictures and upload them.  If you quote somebody or use a source, you must give credit to that

source either in your narrative or on the Works Cited page.  You will want to think carefully about what you have learned and

exactly what you want to share about your topic.  Think about using interesting quotes as well.

You will present in order of Decade. Project presentations will be: ________________________________

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Research Paper

Evaluation Rubric

Mrs. Koshollek/Mrs. Young

Traits

Ideas/Content 5 4 3 2 1

Organization 5 4 3 2 1

Work cited

Double Spaced ____/5

Hanging Indent ____/5

5 sources ____/20

Alphabetized ____/5 Correct MLA ____/10

Process

Outline ___/25

Notes ___/25 ____________

Prewriting ___/10

Rough Draft ___/10

Peer Editing ___/10

Sentencing Req. ___/10

Timeliness ___/15

Trait Score ____x 20 + Bibliography____ + Process ____ = ____/250 2

**Failure to include parenthetical citations will result in a O/250 until you redo the work. You will then lose the 15 timeliness points.

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