Verb Expander Trigger Words/ Phrases
1. Expanders are added to sentence trunks (Noun + Verb.).
2. These tell where, when, why, and how an action takes
3. Can come at the beginning or end of a sentence.
Where
When
Why
How (-ly)
Above
Across
Along
Against
Around
Before
Behind
Below
Down
From
Inside
Beneath
Beside
Between
Beyond
By
Down
Form
In
Inside
Into
Near
Off
On
Out
Outside
Over
Past
Through
To
Toward
Under
Up
upon
As
After
Before
During
Since
Until
When
While
Because
So that
Since
To + action
Quickly
Nicely
Meanly
Angrily
Expander Phrases
Where
When
Why
How
Sentences with Expander Phrases
1. Expanders are added to sentence trunks (Noun + Verb.).
2. These tell where, when, why, and how an action takes
3. Can come at the beginning or end of a sentence.
Example:
The baseball player hit a homeroom. (Sentence Trunk)
End of Sentence: Noun + verb phrase + expander.
noun
verb
where
The baseball player hit a homeroom in the park.
Beginning of the sentence: expander, noun + verb phrase.
Where
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noun
verb
In the park, the baseball player hit a homerun.
Model:
The horse galloped. (Sentence trunk) WHEN
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Guided:
The swimmer paddled. (Sentence trunk) WHY
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Guided:
The rattlesnake hissed. (Sentence trunk) HOW
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Group:
The referee whistled. (Sentence trunk) WHERE
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Group: (HUMAN SENTENCE)
________________________________. (Sentence trunk) CHOOSE EXPANDER
End of Sentence:
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Independent:
_______________________________. (Sentence trunk) CHOOSE EXPANDER
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Sentences with Two Expander Phrases
1. Expanders are added to sentence trunks (Noun + Verb.).
2. These tell where, when, why, and how an action takes
3. Can come at the beginning or end of a sentence.
Equation: Expander, noun + verb + expander.
Example:
The doctor ordered medication. (Sentence trunk) WHEN/WHERE
WHEN
NOUN VERB
WHERE
During the surgery, the doctor ordered medication from the pharmacy.
Model:
The police man stopped the car. (Sentence trunk) HOW/WHY
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Guided:
The detective searched. (Sentence trunk) WHERE/WHEN
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Guided:
The hockey player skated. (Sentence trunk) WHY/WHEN
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Group: (HUMAN SENTENCE)
____________________________ (MST) 2 Expanders _______________
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Independent:
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Several Action Expander Sentence
Equation: Expander, noun + verb + 2-3 expanders.
Model
Name
Ms. Marts
Specific Noun (adj)
The vicious Doberman
Strong Verb
lunged
How
aggressively
Where
in the backyard
When
during the morning
Why
because it was angry
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Sentence Notes:
1. No more than 2 action expanders in a row
2. Expander at the beginning of the sentence followed by a comma
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Group Guided: (HUMAN SENTENCE)
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Independent:
Specific Noun (adj)
Strong Verb
How
Where
When
Why
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When Finished:
To earn a 3: (On a piece of paper)
1. Create a short story no more than 7-10 sentences beginning you’re your independent
sentence form above
2. Illustrate your paragraph (filling the whole box-completely colored)
To earn a 4:
1. Create a story that is 2-3 paragraphs in length (with a beginning, middle and end)
2. Include at least 3 several action expander sentences.
3. Create a comic strip which includes at least 4 scenes that show your story in order
(box 1 beginning and box 4 end)
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