Sentence Variety Teacher Resources
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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 123 Views 315 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Test Review Sheet: Irony, Comma Rules, and Sentence Variety,
Covering vocabulary, literary analysis, and grammar, this worksheet would be a great study guide or homework assignment for an eighth-grade Language Arts class. Though the five stories by Edgar Allan Poe, O. Henry, and Oscar Wilde are very specific, a teacher could work their own material into this format.
7th - 9th Language Arts 48 Views 372 Downloads
Test Review Sheet: Poems and Sentence Variety
Thoroughly reviewing the concepts of poetic structure, clauses, sentence types, and phrases, this worksheet would be a great tool for a class in the middle of a poetry and/or grammar unit. Though some of the questions on poetry are specific to nine listed poems, they can be altered to include the poems that you are reading in class.
7th - 9th Language Arts 25 Views 499 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 95 Views 184 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Help your young writers pay close attention to their conventions and move toward revision with a straightforward chart. Learners can analyze 11 sentences on this page by noting down the first letter in each, the first of words in each, words that may be misspelled, a grammar note, the number of words in each, and the end mark.
3rd - 6th Language Arts 5 Views 6 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
How to Use Sentence Variety to Strengthen Your Writing
Convey the importance of sentence variety and introduce your class to different sentence patterns. Have class members take notes or take some breaks in the presentation to practice writing the variety of patterns introduced.
6th - 8th Language Arts 7 Views 11 Downloads
Sentence Variety and Modifier Placement
In this sentence variety worksheet, students learn that modifier placement can make sentences more interesting. Students read 10 sentences and add an initial, mid-sentence or terminal modifier as directed. This is an on-line interactive exercise.
6th - 8th Language Arts 4 Views 14 Downloads
Sentence Variety I
Tired of boring, redundant essays? Color-coded slides introduce writers to four basic sentence patterns: the simple sentence, the compound sentence, the complex sentence, and the compound-complex sentence. Sentence variety will help keep readers interested.
7th - 12th Language Arts 33 Views 36 Downloads
Remind your writers to check over their work with a few rules and items to keep in mind. This list asks editors to take a look at capitalization, dialogue, homophones, apostrophes, commas, sentence structure, and pronouns. Some, but not all, of the rules and items include examples for reference.
3rd - 5th Language Arts 3 Views 2 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Clauses and Compound Sentences
Sentence variety is extremely important when it comes to learning the written word. Add variety to your learners' writing by focusing on clauses and compound sentences. The information provided is followed by a practice opportunity to edit 10 questions.
6th - 9th Language Arts 96 Views 317 Downloads
Commas are a great way to vary your sentences! Middle schoolers insert commas into a paragraph to separate items in a series and to indicate an introductory word. For extra practice, use these sentences in your Daily Oral Language activity or as language arts homework.
6th - 8th Language Arts 14 Views 24 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Seven Ways to Start a Sentence
Trying to find a way for your eighth graders to use more variety in their writing? Use this worksheet as both a review and reference page to reinforce the different ways to begin a sentence. Learners are offered the chance to practice starting sentences with adverbs, prepositional phrases, participial phrases, absolute phrases, appositive phrases, introductory adverb clauses, and noun clauses.
8th Language Arts 7 Views 65 Downloads
The Process of Reduction, Lesson 26
Show your middle schoolers the beauty of clear, concise language with this presentation on reduction. Not only will your young grammarians learn the value of phrases in place of longer sentences, but their writing will naturally become more varied and interesting.
6th - 9th Language Arts 3 Views 19 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
Varying Sentences for Style
Clarify complex and compound sentences through practice. This resource includes a few activities that relate to complex and compound sentences: learners add groups of words from a box to construct complex sentences, complete sentences to create compound and complex sentences, and write a letter that uses compound and complex sentences and expresses an opinion.
4th - 6th English Language Development 3 Views 236 Downloads
Are you the oldest in your family? The youngest? The middlest? How do you feel about your place in your family? After reading such stories as My Rotten, Redheaded Older Brother by Patricia Polacco and Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing by Judy Blume, young writers craft a persuasive piece in which they detail the advantages and disadvantages of their place.
4th - 8th Language Arts 7 Views 177 Downloads
Review of Compound and Complex Sentences
Reexamine compound and complex sentences with this series of exercises. First, learners read a paragraph and identify each of nine sentences as either compound or complex. They practice writing and forming compound and complex sentences. The final activity is 10 identification and matching questions that recap compound and complex sentences.
3rd - 5th Language Arts 56 Views 422 Downloads
Varying Sentences to Improve Style
Help your learners enrich their writing style by using compound and complex sentences. They rewrite 12 sentences. making them compound or complex. Finally, they write a paragraph about a favorite painting or song. In this paragraph, pupils are asked to use compound and complex sentences on their own.
3rd - 4th Language Arts 10 Views 222 Downloads
Writing and Presenting a Fable Using Research
Elementary and middle schoolers research animal facts and use them in a fable. First, they pair-share to find animal traits to use in writing a fable. They then complete a prewriting worksheet. After going through the writing process, they finish with a presentation that could be enhanced with a visual display.
4th - 8th Language Arts 3 Views 127 Downloads