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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 worksheet 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.
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.
Demonstrate different ways to combine sentences with this worksheet. In order to learn how compound sentences work, learners review, identify, and write compound sentences as well as sentences with compound subjects and compound predicates. This worksheet includes 30 questions of different types with which you can assess your class.
Combine sentences with the help of this grammar resource! Learn how to combine sentences using appositives and present participle phrases. The first page focuses on combining two sentences and creatine one. On page two, writers practice combining sentences by using present participle phrases.
Combine sentences in unique ways to create interest for your readers. This two-page packet briefly explains how to combine two simple sentences and create a compound sentence. After viewing the example, lead your class through the 30 practice questions that follow. Then, have each writer revisit a past writing assignment to look for places to add coordinating conjunctions, creating compound sentences and eliminating simple sentences.
Puzzle through compound and complex sentences. Have your learners read definitions with example sentences, identify and create compound and complex sentences, add independent clauses to sentences, and choose connecting words to combine sentences. The activity is extensive and includes several activities.
Short, choppy sentences make choppy writing. Help your class improve their writing skills by learning different ways to combine sentences. They read a set of three sentences and then select the option that combines them best. As it stands, this resource only provides writers one opportunity to combine sentences themselves. Consider adding additional examples of your own.