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2.5 Combining Sentences: Your Writing

1. How many of the words on the magnet board (below) can you fit into one sentence? (In the first, random pile of words, some words may be stacked on top of each other; quickly rearrange them until you can see all the words.) Work with one or two partners and try different arrangements until your phrases and clauses fit together to make sense. After three minutes, compare your work with what other students are doing and borrow their ideas to help with your sentence. You will find doubles for the words "the," "your," and "in."

2. Spend at least five minutes playing with the possibilities before you look at the answer provided by the computer (in the pulldown menu below the magnet board).

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