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Do your fourth graders 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. A good addition to your writing unit.
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.
An excellent language arts learning exercise. Learners read seven sentences and determine if each is simple, compound, or complex. In order to practice sentence combining, young writers join 10 sets of sentences to form compound sentences, and then add a simple sentence to eight groups of words to form compound or complex sentences.
Part of being an effective writer is having the ability to stop yourself and revisit what you've written. Prompt a discussion about writing by providing the following quotation: "You've got to know when to turn around." Then, use their written answer to identify sentence fragments or places where they can't identify their point. They study their own writing to discuss the importance of revising.
Explore grammar rules by completing a worksheet. In this sentence structure lesson, kids define run-on sentences and read sample sentences to determine whether they are complete or incomplete. There is also a space for the writer to edit each sentence to correct its errors.
Review what a run-on sentence is with your learners. Examples of comma splices and fused sentences are shown for readers to practice correcting. Answers are given as well. Suggestions are then listed to help writers fix run-ons in their own work. Cover grammar interactively with your class!
Many types of sentences are covered in this presentation. Elementary schoolers view examples of complete sentences, sentence fragments, run-on sentences, and compound sentences. After studying the rules, emerging writers try their hand at identifying these types of sentences in quiz form.
Students explore parts of speech by writing elaborate sentences. In this sentence structure lesson plan, students view a "sentence carousel" on the overhead which instructs students to turn simple sentences into well written descriptions by adding specific nouns, verbs, adverbs and adjectives. Students analyze each word they add to a sentence and discuss how it improves the quality of the writing.
Tired of finding comma splices, run-ons, and fragments in your student essays? Look no further than this grammar presentation, which clears up sentence errors with ease. Several examples of each error, as well as opportunities to correct them, will help your young grammarians understand how to fix their writing. You could show the presentation as a whole in one class setting, or you could divide it up over several lectures.