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In this run-on sentences learning exercise, students identify simple, compound, and run-on sentences, then proofread a paragraph for errors in run-on sentences. Students must correct the run-on sentences in the paragraph in addition to identifying them.
Help your young writers produce high-quality topic and thesis statements that go beyond basic wording and really illustrate complex ideas and critical thinking skills. From however and compound sentence statements to using rhetorical questions and quotations, this worksheet includes 11 methods for writing topic sentences.
- Prompt learners to try a few specific methods to convey a single idea, and then reflect on which one works best given the style and audience of their assignment!
Practice writing simple sentences in the present tense with a series of grammar exercises. Kids fill in the blanks, create and answer questions, and use the negative present tense to complete an activity with a word bank.
Help your students mix up their writing with different kinds of sentences with this PowerPoint. Each slide gives a brief definition of the various types including: declarative, interrogative, imperative, and more! There are also examples for each type of sentence. Tip: Give students a writing assignment using as many kinds of sentences they can.
Deconstruct the parts of a sentence with an activity on clauses. After reading several examples, third and fourth graders find the main clause and subordinate clause in each sentence. Use the resource as part of a unit on sentence structure and varying writing styles.
In these fragment and run-ons worksheets, students review the definitions for sentence fragments and run-ons and how to correct them. Students then complete three pages of activities to help them correct sentences.
Reveal correct and incorrect sentence structure with this brief multiple choice activity. Learners read six sentences and determine if each is a proper sentence, a run-on sentence, or a sentence fragment. This worksheet could be used as a pre-assessment to see where your class is at when it comes to identifying complete sentences. You might also use it as a warm-up activity or short quiz.
Young English language learners complete 20 sentence frames provided with this worksheet. Some are questions, and some are declarative sentences. Good practice for your language learners!
Tired of finding comma splices, run-ons, and fragments in your student essays? Look no further than this grammar presentation, which clears up sentence errors with ease. Several examples of each error, as well as opportunities to correct them, will help your young grammarians understand how to fix their writing. You could show the presentation as a whole in one class setting, or you could divide it up over several lectures.
For this sentence construction worksheet students read and use 12 common words to build sentences. Students write as many sentences as possible including a mixed up example on the lines provided on the one page sheet.
Students who are adult ESOL learners examine pay stubs and determine how payroll deductions are spent on services and company benefits. While looking at a pay stub they complete a worksheet. They focus on the proper sequence of words in sentences and study a list of associated vocabulary words.
Involve your readers in finding works of literary genius. Have each individual write down compelling sentences that they read or hear, whether in a newspaper, advertisement, book, movie, song, or any other place! Once each person has a collection of sentences, he or she will write one or two on the board. Following discussion questions posed, learners gather in groups, paraphrase some sentences, and analyze the differences. Articles and extension opportunities complete this excellent activity.
Help your developing writers spice up their writing by studying simple, compound, and complex sentences.
The first exercise in a series of worksheets, this handout asks learners to read 10 sets of sentences and choose the one with no errors in structure. Tip: Find all of the worksheets on parallel structure throughout our website and create a packet for your learners!
Teach your class about the different types of sentences with this sentence drop instructional activity. In each box, pupils connect words to create three distinct sentences on the topic of sentence structure. While this instructional activity looks a bit overwhelming at first glance, it could be used as a fun way to challenge learners and show them how sentences are put together.
What makes a great sentence? As readers comb different texts (books, articles, the Internet), have them search for sentences that appeal to them. On the first day of the lesson, have class members post one or two of their favorites on the board. Then, start a discussion with your class; What makes these sentences work? There's an article attached that might help your class understand sentences in a new light.
As middle and high schoolers experiment with their writing styles, it's easy to slip in a few accidental sentence fragments. After reading a full-page of information regarding how to identify and avoid sentence fragments, learners rewrite seven sentences on the following page.
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.
Although the intended audience is supposed to be familiar with grammar brush strokes, you could easily assign this worksheet and have writers simply combine the sentences provided to form one, sophisticated sentence. They experiment with combining two, three, four, five, and six different sentences into one sentence! Good practice!
Whether working with pupils in their primary language or language learners, the exercises included in this resource will encourage your pupils to build more complex sentences. Using color-coded cards of nouns, adjectives, verbs, and adverbs. Pairs put together original sentences containing all the parts of speech studied.