Warm-Up A. B. C. D. A semicolon joins together two independent clauses. Which sentence uses a semicolon correctly? Liam Neesan needs the Albanian translated; when he arrives in Paris. I have watched two Liam Neesan movies this weekend; he is awesome. The girls should have told their parents where they were really going; or stayed home. Before this movie; the actress was on Lost. Review Sentence Types: Take notes! Simple Sentence One independent clause Ex: I had never felt so utterly on my own. Compound Sentence Two or more independent clauses Ex: Mrs. Everhard, my new homeroom teacher, made an introduction of sorts, and every student turned around to study me. Complex Sentence One independent and at least one dependent clause I was neither blessed nor cursed, depending on how you looked at it, with skin milky enough to classify me as white or swarthy enough to render me black. Compound-Complex Sentence Two or more independent clauses and at least one dependent clause When Harry doesn’t get enough sleep, he gets cranky, and then he’s not very nice. 2.5 AUTHOR’S STYLEBOOK: PACING Narrative pacing: the writer controls the rhythm of a narrative with specific choices in sentence length, word choice, and details. Pacing: What’s the Impact? Fast-Paced Slow-Paced With a partner Think about an event in your life that you might describe using fast or slow pacing. With a partner, describe the event. Ask your partner what pacing you used in your description. Pick One by David Matthews New York Times Mark the text for what pacing or rhythm you note and how it changes. How does the pacing affect you as the reader? Sentence Types (pg. 105) Look through the reading for an example of each of the sentence types. Free Write Write about a choice you have made in your life. What does that choice say about you? Why was it important? Use descriptive details to help the reader understand. Use transitions in your story. Vary the pacing to keep it interesting.