|KISS Grammar Workbooks||2004 North Carolina Trainer Manual|
Sample G 7: A Surprise Breakfast
A time I tried something new is when my sister and I tried to cook a surprise
breakfast for my mom and dad. It was a surprise but not a very pleasant surprise.
It was morning when we started. I was putting the bacon in the microwave
when my sister asked Alice and me how high she should put the eggs on. "Low or
High," she asked. "High" we answered. So she put it on high. Soon we started
smelling smoke. It was the eggs! The burner was red. The eggs were black. Alice
started trying to turn off the stove, but she couldn't reach it. Then I tried to turn it
off, but every time I tried, it felt like I was going to get burnt. Sarah tried too, but
she felt the same way I did. We went up to my dad's room and told him. He just
told us to turn it off. We told him that we might get burnt. He said, "No you won't."
We went back downstairs when the fire alarm went off. We ran back upstairs and
asked dad if he would please come downstairs and turn off the stove. So he came
downstairs and turned off the stove. When dad tried to take the pan off the
stove, we realized that the pan was melted to the stove.
So never try to cook a surprise
breakfast unless you know how.
Use the table to make a graph of the number of words in each of the first thirteen main clauses. Use one column for each main clause. If a sentence has one main clause, or if the main clause is the first in a sentence, for each word in the clause color one block in its column blue. If a main clause is the second (or later) in a compound sentence, color the blocks light blue.