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Discuss the definition of parallel structure with your high school class. In small groups, they read a section of "The Declaration of Independence" to identify examples of parallel structure. Each learner writes an essay explaining the author's use of parallel structure.
Teachers who are looking for resources to reinforce the grammatical concept of Parallel Structure should enjoy this worksheet and the accompanying interactive activities embedded in the sheet. There are twenty sentences to complete by maintaining parallel structure when adding new information to each sentence.
Teachers who are looking for resources to reinforce the grammatical concept of Parallel Structure should enjoy this worksheet, and the accompanying interactive activities embedded in the sheet. Learners complete twenty sentences by maintaining parallel structure when adding new information to each sentence.
After reading the first reference page about parallel structure using correlative conjunctions, young learners rewrite nine sentences with errors in parallelism. Even the strongest writers in your language arts class could benefit from this helpful activity. Use the second page exercises as a homework assignment or in-class worksheet.
Examine parallelism in sentence structure. Ninth graders review Lincoln's Gettysburg Address to find examples of parallelism, and look at the Declaration of Independence for the same. They compose an original piece of writing in which they highlight their use of parallelism by using a different colors for the text.
Practice parallel structure with a multiple-choice exercise. Twenty questions challenge learners of all ages to correctly fill in blanks with phrases that are parallel in structure to what is already there. Tip: As noted, this activity accompanies an interactive online exercise, but it is not necessary to do both.
Challenge your pupils' writing skills with this two-page learning exercise. There are a total of twenty sentences which must be read in order to determine whether or not they contain errors in parallel structure. Note: This learning exercise accompanies an online exercise.
Challenge your literary analysts with this test review sheet. Learners identify rhetorical devices and parallel structure in addition to defining literary devices and vocabulary. While there is no test included, this could be used as a guide to create a test or unit on the provided list of poems and stories, which includes "The Gettysburg Address," "O Captain! My Captain!," "I Have a Dream," and more.
What does faulty parallelism look like? Help your class become better writers with this short focus. First, they study example sentences that use faulty parallelism, and then they see what the same sentences would look like fixed up and displaying correct parallelism. On the second page, they attempt to create solid sentences themselves.
How do you create parallel structure? Here, the first section details parallelism, providing many examples. The next two sections provide your class with practice opportunities. The first one requires learners to identify the sentences with correct parallels. Then, in exercise two, learners will rewrite a set of sentences using parallel structure.
Reinforce rhetorical reading with your eighth grader honors class (or standard-level high schoolers). Using quotes from American presidents and political leaders, pupils identify the rhetorical devices highlighted in each quote. Additionally, they write an essay that incorporates various elements (allusion, alliteration, repetition, parallel structure, and climax). You can use the list of books and stories at the top of the page, but the activity works just as well on its own.