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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 150 Views 1412 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
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 120 Views 313 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
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 86 Views 208 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 37 Views 160 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Combining with Participial Phrases
Using interesting sentence structures found in Dancing in the Wings by Debbie Allen as a model, class members practice combining two or three sentences by adding participial phrases to increase sentence fluency. Action-packed settings and a familiar series of events are then chosen as the basis for descriptive paragraphs.
3rd - 6th Language Arts 17 Views 123 Downloads
Sentence Combining Relay
Improve writing skills by combining sentences. In teams, learners sit in front of the board. A student from each team comes up and combines two simple sentences given by the teacher, who awards a point to the team with the best sentence.
5th - 8th Language Arts 23 Views 125 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
How can you combine two independent phrases? You could use a comma and a coordinating conjunction, or you could use a semicolon. Read the short information box at the top of the page and complete the 13 questions that follow! Writers practice combining sentences.
7th - 9th Language Arts 3 Views 28 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 13 Views 106 Downloads
Combining Sentences with Appositives
Give your young grammarians added practice combining sentences with appositives. Pairs of sentences are presented, and learners rewrite the second sentence adding it to the first using commas, appositives, or an appositive phrase.
6th - 8th Language Arts 20 Views 45 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
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 9 Views 121 Downloads
New Review Narrative Writing
If you're looking to start a unit based around narrative writing, make sure to consider this resource while you're planning. This book covers five topics: writing personal narratives, writing narratives about others, writing narratives about literature, story writing, and composition skills.
5th - 9th Language Arts 3 Views 0 Downloads
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.
3rd - 5th English Language Development 64 Views 799 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Complex Sentences Made Easy
Take the complexity out of writing complex sentences. Young writers practice taking two ideas and putting them together to make a complex sentence. Create a list of subordinating conjunctions to help each individual make better sentences.
5th - 7th Language Arts 42 Views 238 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 94 Views 183 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 young scholars finally fill in their arrays, they create addition number sentences that represent their rolls, helping to reinforce the underlying math concepts.
K - 2nd Math 93 Views 63 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Help your early elementary learners write complex or compound sentences using conjunctions. They use the listed conjunctions to combine five different sentences. They then use the space provided to compose a complex sentence of their own.
1st - 3rd Language Arts 45 Views 166 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Sentence Combining And Decombining
Have your class focus on stylistic choices and sentence fluency by combining, decombining, and recombining sentences in professional writing, peer writing, and their own writing. They use punctuation to recombine sentences in a paragraph taken from the Wizard of Oz.
5th - 12th Language Arts 62 Views 163 Downloads
Compound Sentences- 6
What is a compound sentence, and how can one combine multiple sentences? You could use a period, a semicolon, or a coordinating conjunction and a comma. After reviewing the rules, writers practice combining 24 sentences and revising 10 sentences.
6th - 9th Language Arts 30 Views 119 Downloads
A News Story of Your Own: Sentence and Lexical Variety
Given the two-sentence skeleton of a news story about a car theft/joy ride, budding writers create their own version of the story varying diction and sentence structure to heighten interest and complexity in their writing. Resource provides strong and plentiful supports, many reproducible, to scaffold the work.
8th - 11th Language Arts 19 Views 82 Downloads