KISS Grammar Workbooks 2004 North Carolina Trainer Manual

Sample TA - 5 -- A New School

1. Place parentheses ( ) around each prepositional phrase.
2. Underline finite verbs twice, their subjects once, and label complements (PA, PN, IO, or DO).
3. Place brackets [ ] around each subordinate clause. Draw an arrow from the opening bracket of adverbial and adjectival clauses to the word that the clause modifies. Label the function of noun clauses.
4. Place a vertical line after each main clause.
5. Label each interjection ("Inj"), each noun used as an adverb ("NuA"), and each example of direct address ("DirA").

      When I tried something new, it was coming to this school. We moved from

Florida, just because of my mom's job. At first I was scared. Now I really like it

here. I also went to other schools. Now I'm used to moving. That is why now I

am used to moving places. And in the summer I will be trying something new too.

I will be going to summer camp. But I think that is getting off topic. Now I really

like this school. And that is when I tried something new. That is all I have to say

for now.

Second: Graphing Words per Main Clause [Click here for the table.]

     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.