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Combining Choppy Sentences
Use this extensive online resource to inform your class about sentence combining and provide them with compound sentence practice. Learners combine sentences using a variety of different conjunctions. Each practice set is preceded by an explanation about a type of conjunction and examples of how to properly combine sentences using that conjunction.
3rd - 8th Language Arts 154 Views 1414 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Sentence Patterns
Clear up confusion surrounding simple, compound, and complex sentences. The poster, which could also be used as a reference sheet, includes five examples. The types of clauses, parts of speech, and types of punctuation are color-coded to help clarify what goes where in each sentence pattern.
3rd - 7th Language Arts 48 Views 43 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Sentences and Incomplete Sentences
Abolish fragments from classroom writing! In order to do so, you might first try out this worksheet. Pupils identify complete and incomplete sentences and then practice writing complete sentences. An answer key is provided.
5th - 8th Language Arts 114 Views 212 Downloads
Compound and Complex Sentences
Clarify the difference between simple, compound, and complex sentences with this worksheet. First, learners read the definitions of complex and compound sentences. They then identify sentence types, write original sentences, write and, or, or but to join sentences, complete sentences, and complete an assessment page.
3rd - 5th Language Arts 76 Views 512 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Clauses: Parts of a Sentence
Deconstruct the parts of a sentence with an activity on clauses. After reading several examples, third and fourth graders find the main clause and subordinate clause in each sentence. Use the resource as part of a unit on sentence structure and varying writing styles.
3rd - 4th Language Arts 23 Views 41 Downloads CCSS: Designed
The Heart of Your Paper: 11 Methods for Writing a Topic Sentence (or a Thesis Statement)
Help your young writers produce high-quality topic and thesis statements that go beyond basic wording and really illustrate complex ideas and critical thinking skills. From however and compound sentence statements to using rhetorical questions and quotations, this worksheet includes 11 methods for writing topic sentences.
5th - 8th Language Arts 186 Views 134 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Writing: Closing Sentence/Conclusion
What does a good closing sentence look like? First, read the article "Gymnasts Flip for Science," and then identify the conclusion sentence. What are the supporting facts mentioned in the article? After studying the article's conclusion, it's time for your writers to try!
4th - 6th Language Arts 37 Views 291 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Language Focus Unit 3.3: Present Simple Sentences
Practice writing simple sentences in the present tense with a series of grammar exercises. Kids fill in the blanks, create and answer questions, and use the negative present tense to complete an activity with a word bank.
5th - 8th Language Arts 25 Views 19 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Do your pupils need a little variety in their writing? Help them build compound and complex sentences with sentence frames. They first combine two independent clauses to form a compound sentence, then add a third clause to make a complex sentence.
3rd - 5th Language Arts 67 Views 222 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Run On Sentences - To Use with The Cay
An outstanding presentation on what run-on sentences are, and how to fix them, awaits your class in this language arts PowerPoint. They are shown four different methods they can use to fix a run-on sentence. This presentation is meant to be used while reading The Cay with your class.
4th Language Arts 18 Views 41 Downloads
Sentence Construction: What is a Sentence?
What must a sentence contain in order to be complete? What different types of sentences exist? Look at declarative, interrogative, and exclamatory sentences with this 17-slide presentation. Several example sentences are shown, and the presentation also highlights incomplete sentences and how to correct them.
8th - 12th Language Arts 52 Views 74 Downloads
Prefix/Suffix Sentence Change
Sentences take on very different meanings with the simple addition of an affix! Small groups use blank sentence strips to practice this concept with prefixes and suffixes you have been learning. First, each scholar writes a sentence with one word that can have an affix added to it.
2nd - 4th Language Arts 74 Views 189 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Paragraph Review: Topic Sentences and Supporting Details
Distinguishing between topic sentences and supporting details is the challenge presented here. Learners examine pairs of sentences and label one the topic sentence and the other a supporting detail sentence. The exercise could be used as extra practice or to check for understanding.
3rd - 5th Language Arts 149 Views 206 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
The Compound Sentence
Introduce your class to three ways of creating compound sentences. The exercises here have learners create more interesting, compound sentences by using a comma and coordinating conjunction, a semicolon, or a semicolon and a conjunctive adverb.
6th - 8th Language Arts 66 Views 106 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Kinds of Sentences
Help your students mix up their writing with different kinds of sentences with this PowerPoint. Each slide gives a brief definition of the various types including: declarative, interrogative, imperative, and more! There are also examples for each type of sentence.
4th - 7th English Language Development 14 Views 101 Downloads
The ABCs of the Three Little Pigs
Promote sentence variety through an engaging writing activity. First, read through a boring version of Cinderella and discuss what makes it so boring, focusing on sentence structure and beginnings. Then, read a more exciting version and examine the reasons this story is more successful.
6th - 8th Language Arts 95 Views 184 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Fixing Comma Splices and Run-Ons Worksheet
Approach run-on sentences, comma splices, and sentence fragments with humor. The learning exercise is made up of two exercises, which are, in turn, each made up of a series of somewhat silly sentences that need punctuation help. For the first exercise, pupils insert proper punctuation.
6th - 10th Language Arts 39 Views 38 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Race to 20
And they're off! Working in pairs, young mathematicians roll dice to see who can fill in their double ten-frames first. When students finally fill in their arrays, they create addition number sentences that represent their rolls, helping to reinforce the underlying math concepts.
K - 2nd Math 95 Views 64 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Language Focus 4.2: Present Continuous
Break down the present continuous (progressive) tense with several activities about affirmative and negative sentences. After kids fill out a chart that prompts them to add -ing to various verbs, they reorder sentences and answer questions with the present continuous tense.
3rd - 8th English Language Development 4 Views 4 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable