Junior English ( could be used at other high school grades as well)

TOPIC - parallel structure

by Linda Pont, Kewanee, Illinois

TIME - 4 days+

KEY TOPICS - coorelative/coordinating , types of parallel structure, balanced sentence, faulty parallelism

TOTAL POINTS - 110 points possible

*everyone must do

GRADING SCALE 110 - 99 = A, 98 - 88 = B, 87 - 77 = C, 76 - 66 = D

Day One - coorelative/coordinating - (30 pts. maximum)OR choose 2- 3

_____*Lecture or read pp. 131-2 red book (10 pts.)

_____parallelism I.D. (10 pts.)

_____Practice sheet #1(20 pts.)

_____Head Game (10 pts.)

Day Two - parallel verbs, ING, etc. (30 pts.maximum) OR choose 2 or 3

_____*Lecture or read pp. 133-4 red book (10 pts.)

_____poster parallel display (10 pts.)

_____Practice sheet #2 (20 pts.)

_____Balanced diagram (10 pts.)

Day Three - balanced sentences (25 pts.max) OR choose 3

_____*Lecture or read p. 135 red book (5 pts.)

_____Practice sheet #3 (10 pts.)

_____Chronological map (10 pts.)

_____Make your own (10 pts.)

Day Four - faulty parallelism (25 pts.max) OR choose 2 or 3

_____*Lecture or read pp. 136-7 red book (5 pts.)

_____Ex. 6 p. 136 (10 pts.)

_____Review sheet (15 pts.)

_____Flyswatter Challenge (10 pts.)

Unit Five - parallel structure

option explanations

Day One

Lecture or read - you must have in your notes what is parallel structure, why do we use it, and the types of conjunctions to be used.

Parallelism I.D. - Form a group of 2 or 3 and read the sample found in the basket and highlight the parallel structure your group finds.

Practice sheet #1 - This sheet can be found in the basket. Just follow the directions on the sheet.

Head Game - It's time to liven things up again with this game. But we are going to up the ante this time. We will divide into teams and the winning team will get their choice of cookies the next day!

Day Two

Lecture or read - To take notes today, you need handout 6ah which shows examples of all the ways you can create parallel structure. All you have to do is add an explanation right on the sheet.

Poster parallel display - choose 4 sentences from the sheet in the basket and on a piece of poster paper display the actions being done in parallel structure with pictures drawn or cut out.

Practice sheet #2 - This sheet can be found in the basket. Just follow the directions on the sheet.

Balanced diagram - Using the sentences and form in the basket, diagram the sentences showing the correct balance of each sentence.

Day Three

Lecture or read - you must have in your notes what a balanced sentence is and how to create a balanced sentence.

Practice sheet #3 - This sheet can be found in the basket. Just follow the directions on the sheet.

Chronological map - Using the sentences from the sheet found in the basket create a chronology by numbering the ideas in each sentence in the order they should occur.

Make your own - Using 5 of the ideas listed below, create 5 balanced sentences. Choose from the following: shopping with a friend, getting up in the morning, writing an essay, getting ready for a dance, relaxing, qualities of the perfect guy/girl, washing your car, diapering a baby,

Day Four

Lecture or read - you must have in your notes what is faulty parallelism, how to correct and special hints.

Ex. 6 p. 136 - On a separate sheet of paper, correct the faulty parallel structure for these 10 sentences.

Review sheet - this exercise can be found in the basket. It reviews all the elements of parallel structure, so it would be a good review before the test. You can find this in the basket.

Flyswatter Challenge - Here's another game for you competitors! This game will review all the elements of parallel structure in a little more physical way. So if you think you can handle ...join in!