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'Teacher's Dead' - Lesson 4
Transcript of 'Teacher's Dead' - Lesson 4
Chapter 7 - Fentham Road
Take out your starter booklets. Complete one task.
What details do you find out about Adi Macenzi?
What do you make of his statement “At least I believe in God, so yeah, they should burn in hell.”?
Simple Sentences Checklist!
To make a simple sentence you need 4 things:
3. A Verb
4. A Subject
what is a simple sentence?
What kind of place is Fentham Road? Describe it using five adjectives, then justify your choice of adjectives.
To know what simple and compound are.
To recognise simple and compound sentences accurately.
To use simple and compound sentences accurately.
One main idea/clause. Must contain a noun and a verb.
The cat sat on the mat.
I am hungry.
The door was locked.
I will always love you.
My name is Jackson Jones.
Where were you?
Which of the following are simple sentences?
So, a simple sentence is...
Task: add punctuation and turn the following into simple sentences:
teachers dead is a book teachers dead was written by benjamin zephaniah teachers dead is very interesting it is a book about a teacher's murder
Remember a simple sentence is not simple because it is short. It is simple because it is about ONE subject.
1. Simple sentences can be very short. For example, John laughed.
2. Simple sentences can be long. For example, The tall, good-looking boy with the curly blond hair laughed loudly at
his best friend’s suggestion.
Two main ideas/clauses. Both can stand alone. Usually joined by a FANBOY.
The cat sat on the mat and the dog sat in front of the fire.
Task: Write 5 simple sentences summarising what we know about Jackson Jones (the narrator of Teacher's Dead).
Task - Which of these are compound sentences?
Every cloud has a silver lining.
I was tired before but I’m ok now.
I read all of the Narnia books and then I went to see it at the cinema too.
I went to FootLocker first before going on to JD sports and then I saw my sister.
for, and, nor, but, or, yet, so
Task - Compound Sentences
Write 5 compound sentences on your views of the 'Teacher's Dead' so far. For example, on the characters; the murder; your reactions.
A simple sentence is a sentence that expresses only one complete thought.
A compound sentence is a sentence made up of two simple sentences joined by a comma and the word and or but.
Diary Entry (as Jackson Jones or Mrs Joseph)
I want you to check through your work and make sure that each sentence is either a simple sentence or a compound sentence.
Check with the person next to you or me if you're not sure.
Remember to use FANBOYS!
So, what is the difference between a simple and a compound sentence?
CHALLENGE: can you add more adventurous adjectives to describe your feelings in your entry?
Let's make the sentences either simple or compound sentences!