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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.
8th - 12th Language Arts 109 Views 301 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
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 130 Views 1394 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
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.
9th - 12th English Language Development 36 Views 159 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Combining and Rewriting Sentences
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.
3rd - 5th Language Arts 11 Views 105 Downloads
Writing Conventions: Combining Sentences with Appositives
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.
6th - 8th English Language Development 3 Views 29 Downloads
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.
3rd - 6th Language Arts 8 Views 121 Downloads
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.
6th - 9th Language Arts 78 Views 201 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Analyzing Author Style Using Sentence Combining
Young scholars 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.
9th - 12th Language Arts 20 Views 40 Downloads
Combining Sentences to Improve Your Style
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.
3rd - 5th English Language Development 8 Views 97 Downloads
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 lesson includes an assessment and a PDF for the story and activity.
3rd - 6th Language Arts 19 Views 119 Downloads