Participles

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Image Grammar: 

Image Grammar Participles

Participles: 

Participles Grammatical Definition: A participle is a form of verb that acts as an adjective. It can end in –ing (present) or –ed (past). Image Grammar Definition: An “-ing verb” or “-ed verb” tagged on the beginning or end of a sentence (or after a noun).

Examples (taken from Image Grammar by Harry Noden): 

Examples (taken from Image Grammar by Harry Noden) * Participles Painted by Hemingway Shifting the weight of the line to his left shoulder and kneeling carefully, he washed his hand in the ocean and held it there, submerged, for more than a minute, watching the blood trail away and the steady movement of the water against his hand as the boat moved. --- Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway Shifting the weight of the line to his left shoulder and kneeling carefully submerged watching the blood trail away and the steady movement of the water against his hand as the boat moved

Student Examples (taken from Image Grammar by Harry Noden) : 

Student Examples (taken from Image Grammar by Harry Noden) Flying through the air on the wings of a dream, the Olympic long jumper thrust the weight of his whole body forward. --- Cathleen Conry Flying through the air on the wings of a dream The rhino, caught in the tangled rope, looked for freedom. --- Erika Schreckengost caught in the tangled rope

Student Examples (taken from Image Grammar by Harry Noden) : 

Student Examples (taken from Image Grammar by Harry Noden) Melody froze, dripping with sweat, hoping with all her might that they wouldn’t hear the noise. A beam of light swung out into the darkness, searching. --- Becky Swab dripping with sweat, hoping with all her might that they wouldn’t hear the noise The clown, appearing bright and cheerful, smiled and did his act with unusual certainty for someone who had just killed a man. --- Christi Flick appearing bright and cheerful

Guided Practice: 

Guided Practice 1. The children ran down the street.   2. The kite soared above the treetops.   3. The football coach yelled at his team.   4. The runner raced around the track   5. The student worked on her homework. a 1. Hungrily chasing the ice cream truck, the children ran down the street.   2. The kite soared above the treetops, tugging Ben across the lake while he floated on his back.   3. The football coach, grunting and pacing, yelled at his team.   4. The runner, blazing ahead, raced around the track.   5. Focused, the student worked on her homework.

Assignment: 

Assignment Write five sentences similar to the ones above. Include in each sentence a participle, or participial phrase that would create a more powerful visual image for a reader.  1.  2.  3.  4.  5.

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