Six Sentence Paragraphs
These are sample paragraphs for the sentence paragraph assignment. As I give this assignment, I am amused by the students' ingenuity in solving this problem. It reminds me of the haiku from 'A Net of Fireflies' which states, "Suddenly pouring skies, what ingenious hats they improvise."
The bird chirped into a light breeze which carried her song throughout
Enchanted Forest. As each creature awoke to this tune they knew it
was time and arose. Morning had come. Various scents filled the air
while flowers opened up their pedals in hopes of absorbing some heat.
Meanwhile clouds filled up above, pouring water atop everything.
All living things scattered about, vanishing from sight. Maybe tomorrow
will be better.
We all stood there, ready to begin our race. The starter raised his gun high.
POW! I was suddenly among a stampede of girls. Groups battled for good
position. Elbows were being thrown left and right. Other competitor's
spikes tripped me up one or two times. Finally, pulling ahead felt great.
Using all energy that remained, it was now time to kick in. My body ached
We graduate in one month. Sarah's birthday arrives that same day. My
family from Montana will be there. They have to sit inside a hot stuffy gym.
Tears shall flow as friends say goodbye. Soon it is all over.
Sometimes I believe that people are robots. Seriously, humans follow
guidelines and do whatever is told of them. One day, a young boy was
meeting some friends. Seven kids decided to jump over Smith Creek,
which ran behind Johnny's house. Wanting respect, little Ben knew he
must leap. Although fear boiled inside him, the tyke sailed above raging
waters, just because they said so.
I went to school today. My backpack was full of stuff. It had binders and
pencils inside. They were used for class work. Brittany is in first period
with me. She has a bag filled with things as well.
Jim runs. Quickly he moves. Legs pump up and down. Arms swing rapidly.
Sweat pours freely from a sticky face. Nostrils flare with air.
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