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 102 Views 294 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Sentence Variety and Modifier Placement
In this sentence variety worksheet, learners 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 3 Views 14 Downloads
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 39 Views 366 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 23 Views 498 Downloads
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 5 Views 9 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 28 Views 31 Downloads
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 79 Views 304 Downloads
Developing Editing & Style Through Sentence Combining
Students demonstrate increased awareness of and ability to edit their sentence errors. They demonstrate a wider range of writing style strategies thereby increasing their sentence variety and length.
11th - 12th Language Arts 11 Views 18 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 66 Views 159 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Using Different Sentences to Add Style
In this sentence variety worksheet, students read about how writers use different types of sentences, then change underlined sentences, complete sentences, and write 4 for a poster that persuades, using sentence variety.
3rd - 5th Language Arts 3 Views 40 Downloads
Are your young writers afraid of semicolons? Show them the proper way to use these useful punctuation points when linking ideas together. Outlining both rules and examples, this resource is a great way to show your pupils how to vary their sentence structure using semicolons.
7th - 9th Language Arts 8 Views 59 Downloads
Sentence Construction: What is a Sentence?
What must a sentence contain in order to be complete? What different types of sentences exist? Look at declarative, interrogative, and exclamatory sentences with this 17-slide presentation. Several example sentences are shown, and the presentation also highlights incomplete sentences and how to correct them.
8th - 12th Language Arts 46 Views 68 Downloads
A Pixie Biography Report
Students practice biographical writing after completing research on the subject. In this journalism activity, students read a story of an important person's life and discuss the important moments along the way. Students utilize their information to retell the story in their words, practicing new writing techniques throughout the assignment.
4th - 5th 21st Century Skills 3 Views 10 Downloads
Polishing Narrative Writing
Eleventh graders brainstorm personal experiences and create journal entries that reflect these experiences. They select and develop one of these journals into a personal narrative. They revise and edit their narratives through peer response writing and editing groups.
11th Language Arts 3 Views 21 Downloads
The Malnourished Paragraph
Students revise writing to improve style, word choice, sentence variety and subtlety of meaning after rethinking how questions of purpose, audience and genre have been addressed. They recognize the importance of details in writing.
3rd - 11th Language Arts 3 Views 19 Downloads
Junior high writers investigate other student’s sample writing and critique on how it could be improved. Skill emphasis is place on elaboration, voice, and sentence variety. The student writing is provided, but the checklist for revision is not.
6th - 8th Language Arts 6 Views 14 Downloads
Exploring Facets of life in the 1930s presented in John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men
Ninth graders research various aspects of The Great Depression. They select a topic related to this information. Students gather five sources on their topic and select the most important information. They present information using a writing format.
9th Language Arts 3 Views 21 Downloads
Writer's Workshop Writing Dialogue: Night of the Twisters
In this writing worksheet, young scholars learn proper punctuation and sentence variety as they write a dialogue pertaining to events in Night of the Twisters. Students read the information about how to use quotation marks, then write their dialogue.
3rd - 4th Language Arts 3 Views 23 Downloads