June 18, 2014

Funny Books Fiesta Challenge #3

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Funny Books FiestaSilly Sentence Switch-Up!

Hey y’all! Our Funny Books Fiesta is in full swing now. How’s the reading coming along? I love seeing all the fun—and funny—responses you had to our Silly Word Vocabulary and Make Your Own Mad Libs challenges. You guys are really hysterical! So it is with great excitement that I introduce today’s Funny Books Fiesta challenge: Silly Sentence Switch-Up!

If you’ve been following our Books of the Month posts for the past few months, you know that one of the most highly recommended series by the people of the STACKS is Wings of Fire. So I’ve started reading Book One: The Dragonet Prophecy and I gotta say, it is totally worth the hype! Anyway, I picked the paragraph I’m reading on page 215 to use for my silly sentence switch-up.

How does it work?

Take the sentence you’re reading and pick a few random words (nouns, adjectives, verbs, etc.). Do the same for the following sentence, and the one after. Make sure that you have the same number of each kind of word from each sentence. Now, shuffle them all around!

Here’s the original paragraph:

The roaring of dragons woke them the next morning. The three dragonets barely had time to scramble to their feet before guards began pouring into their cave. The black rocks had burned down to embers, which the SkyWing soldiers swept into the pool easily with their tails.

Remixed sentences? Check it out:

The roaring of embers scrambled them the next cave. The three tails barely had time to burn to their feet before guards began pouring into their dragons. The black rocks had woken down to dragonets, which the SkyWing soldiers swept into the pool easily with their morning.

Pretty wacky, right? Try your own silly sentence switch-up! Share your  new sentences in the Comments below. The weirder the better!

Come back next week for another Funny Books Fiesta book challenge. And don’t forget the LIVE Readathon on June 30! Can’t wait! It’s gonna be amazing.

See ya next time,

image from kids.scholastic.com — En-Szu, STACKS Staffer

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  1. breezebrain39

    I’m on page 4, paragraph 2 of Goosebumps: Hall of Horrors: Claws!

    Original paragraph:

    Mr. Caplan is shorter and less colorful. And quiet. He has short, wavy hair, mostly gray. And he wears round, black-framed glasses that make him look like a little owl.

    Mixed up paragraph:

    Mr. Less is wavy and Caplan gray. And black-framed. He has round, shorter hair, mostly colorful. And he wears short, quiet glasses that make him look like an owl.

    Reply
    1. chasingcobra485

      Cool! Check out mine:

      And then I remembered. I couldn’t believe I’d forgotten it: I’m a princess. Oh, my God. everything good about my day just went right out the window after that.
      Mixed up:

      And then I princess. I couldn’t remembered I’d forgotten believe: I’m a window. Oh, my God. Everything day about my good just went right out the it.

    2. breezebrain39

      Note: In the comment below, that was me (breezebrain39), it’s just that I forgot to put my name in. :lol: Just to clarify why we have the same paragraph! :mrgreen:

  2. Anonymous

    I’m on page 4, paragraph 2 of Goosebumps: Hall of Horrors: Claws!

    Original paragraph:

    Mr. Caplan is shorter and less colorful. And quiet. He has short, wavy hair, mostly gray. And he wears round, black-framed glasses that make him look like a little owl.

    Mixed up paragraph:

    Mr. Less is wavy and Caplan gray. And black-framed. He has round, shorter hair, mostly colorful. And he wears short, quiet glasses that make him look like an owl.

    Reply