: Objective Students should be able to write sentences containing compound predicates.
Materials: blackboard, chalk, eraser, paper and pens
: Students should be given examples of sentences which consist of the same subjects yet different verb phrases. Their task is to combine the sentences and retain the subject.
Example: 1) The fox jumped over the fence. (and)
2) The fox raided the chicken coop. (+)
3) The fox jumped over the fence and raided the chicken coop.
: Hopefully students will see that once the verb phrase is the part of the sentence to be combined, they will be able to spot sentences to be combined in their writing which may contain exact subjects but different predicates. Also, this operation should familiarize them with the use of the rule and the combining technique.
: Homework, or in class worksheet which contains this type of operation. The activity described in the previous lesson could serve to illustrate that one sentence and a joining word could be a concise way of expressing a thought.