Adverbial Teacher Resources
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Subordination and Coordination Practice
Varying sentence structure creates interest. Help your writers combine sentences and play with sentence structure. For each of nine pairs of sentences, writers use different words (like although, so, or because) to link the two sentences together.
A Comprehensive Look at the Subjunctive
Wow! A comprehensive resource that covers all of the bases of the subjunctive! The first eight pages provide charts, examples, and translations, and the last two pages contain two cumulative exercises. How much was learned from the information provided? Test your learners and find out!
If you're completely lost on what grammar you should cover for Common Core skill L.9-10.1, look here! You will find some ideas and examples on what to include, making sure your learners can master the skill. The multiple choice quiz is the most effective part of this plan and can be modified with better questions.
Lesson Plan 11: Beginnings
Every good novel needs a solid beginning! Setting the stage can have your budding authors stumped, so use this lesson to get them thinking. After examining the plot rollercoaster image (included) they consider the four places their story could start: beginning, inciting incident, middle, and end. A fun aspect to this lesson is having groups secretly write beginnings to a familiar story from one of these four points. After reading them aloud, the class guesses which beginning they wrote. Writers complete a worksheet applying these ideas to their own novels.
Lesson Plan 17: Novel, Take 2
It's all about using peer resources in this writing process lesson, which includes a fantastic novel revision worksheet packet. Learners have read a partner's story draft the night before, and groups have a "lightning round of praise" giving compliments about the novel they read. Then, writers let their inner editors out by first coming up with goals for their finished piece. By working through the packet, they come up with stylistic and content-related revisions, leaving the grammar edits for later. Finally, release the eager editors upon their drafts to revise, revise, revise!
Don't Let Your Modifers Dangle in Polite Society
Set your class straight when it comes to dangling modifiers. No one likes a vague sentence! Pupils can learn all about dangling modifiers by reading the information included here. Several examples are included, along with a series of sentences to correct. The content is complex, so assign these sentences to more advanced learners.
Sentence Combining/Sentence Variety
Challenge your writers to improve their writing by introducing them to 10 strategies they can use to vary their sentence structures. Each strategy is described and examples given. Pupils then create their own sentences using this pattern. An extended practice worksheet is also included.
Joining Phrases and Clauses
For this interactive punctuation worksheet, students select the best word that joins together the ten given sentences. There is an answer sheet with this online worksheet.
Are your young writers afraid of semicolons? Show them the proper way to use these useful punctuation points when linking ideas together. Outlining both rules and examples, this resource is a great way to show your pupils how to vary their sentence structure using semicolons.
Analyzing Author Style Using Sentence Combining
Students combine three sets of kernel sentences based on the first paragraph of Britt's writing, Beach People/Mountain people. They compare their sentences to Britt's, and discuss the sentence combining strategy used.
Life Saving Computing
Students read an article on anthrax and complete a series of cloze activities related to the article.
Peace and Aggression: A Challenge of Our Time
Students examine the arguments for and against the United States involvement in the Vietnam War. In groups, they must assign the Vietnam War a just or unjust war using the techniques used to fight and the reasons used by the government to declare war. They present their ideas to the class making sure to support their arguments. To end the lesson, they develop viable alternates to war.
In this ESL learning exercise, students complete a chart in order to create 10 complete sentences. The chart includes who/what, did what, to whom/what, how, where, when, and why.
In this modifier phrases instructional activity, students rewrite 5 sentences correcting the dangling modifiers in each one and combine 5 pairs of sentences into one sentence by using a modifier phrase.
Vocabulary: Which Word Doesn't Belong?
In this identifying words that do not belong instructional activity, learners read groups of four words, identify how they go together, and check the one that doesn't belong. Students identify 10 answers.
Using Spatial Organization in Writing
For this using spatial organization in writing worksheet, students read the explanation of spatial organization, interactively explore a photograph, record their impressions, compare various impressions, then write an essay telling an anecdote; a sample essay is included.
Highlighting Revisions, Glossing Changes
Editors discover how to use highlighters and sticky notes in the revision process and complete the process by conducting a self-assessment. Although this resource focuses on peer preview, the suggestions for teacher response are particularly valuable.
Clauses, Verbs, and Phrases
In this grammar worksheet, students read 23 sentences and mark the noun clause, adjective clause, or adverb clause. They read 20 sentences to find a noun phrase, verb phrase, or prepositional phrase.
Merrily We Roll Along
Adverb lessons can be enlightening, and interesting.
General Grammar Exam
In this online interactive English skills worksheet, students answer 50 multiple choice questions regarding appropriate grammar. Students may submit their answers to be scored.