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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 instructional activity is also included.
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.
Learners are exposed to sentence combining at increasingly difficult levels throughout a week. They begin with nouns and verbs and build to contrasts, parallels, etc. Activity is based on Chomsky's generative grammar concepts.
In this combining sentences worksheet, students combine 2 sentences into 1, answer multiple choice sentences, and write a paragraph. Students complete 13 problems and write 1 paragraph.
Learners practice combining sentences using the conjunction handout provided. They search magazines and newspapers to identify combined sentences that use conjunctions. Finally, these are rewritten again as two separate sentences.
In this combining sentences worksheet, learners combine four or five sentences into less sentences. Students combine 6 sets of sentences.
In this sentence combining worksheet, students combine sentences by changing information in a second sentence to an appositive or appositive phrase and adding it to the first sentence.
In this combining sentences worksheet, students learn how to combine sentences using pronouns. Students complete three activities to help them with their pronoun usage.
In this combining sentences instructional activity, students combine two sentences into one sentence by inserting participial phrases. The instructional activity is online and answers are included for immediate feedback.
Young grammarians as well as language learners can benefit from a short presentation about using appositives to combine short, related sentences. After a brief definition of terms, pairs share their ideas and combine model sentences.
After a demonstration by the teacher of how to combine sentences, groups read a story loaded with short, choppy sentences and work together to combine sentences to create a more interesting tale. They record their version on a transparency and share it with the class.
In this grammar worksheet, students read lists of words and phrases to help them to combine sentences. Students read 3 lists of words and phrases.
Avoid short, choppy sentences in your class's writing by focusing on sentence structures. The first page in this two-page packet shows your class how to combine sentences using conjunctions, a list, an appositive, or compound predicate. Then, on the second page, they experiment combining sentences.
What is the best way to combine sentences? Quiz your class. Have them choose which sentence variation is the best for seven questions.
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.
In this combining sentences to improve your style worksheet, students read a review of combining sentences with and, or, & but with commas and example sentences, use and, or, or but to combine two short sentences, and write a persuasive letter to a friend. Students write twelve answers.
In this writing sentences activity, students combine 13 sets of sentences into smoother sounding sentences and then write a personal narrative about a time when they tried to comfort or help someone.
In this combining sentences worksheet, students practice their grammar skills as they determine whether 5 sentences are simple or compound and then rewrite 3 pairs of sentences employing the use of conjunctions.
Tired of simple sentences? Bored by brief sentences? Plagued by boring sentences? Enrich your life and the writing of your pupils by modeling how to combine sentences to create more varied syntax. Groups then find a number of ways to combine a series of sentences, and examine an excerpt from an essay by Gal Talese entitled, “New York is a City of Things Unnoticed.”
The class reads A Day at the Park and discusses choppy sentences. They practice combining sentences with commas to indicate apposition and commas to mark series to make them longer. This one-hour instructional activity includes an assessment and a PDF for the story and activity.