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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 instructional activity is also included.
Scholars expand short, nondescript sentences by adding descriptive words and phrases. In this Owl Moon lesson, sentence length and rhythmic language are identified and discussed. Authentic student samples are reviewed to identify characteristics of effective writing fluency. Children use the writing process to develop a descriptive paragraph using the identified elements of sentence fluency as a model.
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. Your nascent journalists practice combining, rewriting, and expanding sentences for complexity, voice, and accuracy.
Sentences take on very different meanings with the simple addition of an affix! Small groups use blank sentence strips to practice this concept with prefixes and suffixes you have been learning. First, each scholar writes a sentence with one word that can have an affix added to it. Then, they give it to another group member who figures out where it can be added. What does this new sentence mean? See which groups can come up with the silliest, most opposite, or most interesting sentence changes. Project the affixes they can use so groups can see them while doing this.
A quick review of the four types of sentences, this grammar worksheet covers declarative, interrogative, imperative and exclamatory sentences. Your young grammarians are given the definition and an example of each of these kinds of sentences at the top of the page. Then they are given 23 sentences which they must identify and punctuate. This exercise emphasizes punctuation as a way of identifying sentence type. Answer key is provided on a separate page.
What does a good closing sentence look like? First, read the article "Gymnasts Flip for Science," and then identify the conclusion sentence. What are the supporting facts mentioned in the article? After studying the article's conclusion, it's time for your writers to try! They use the graphic organizer included to create a topic and conclusion for an informative article.
These words are tough! Very advanced English language learners or native speakers will still be befuddled by some of these vocabulary words. For each of the six sentences provided, learners must choose the correct word to complete the sentence. Example words include quiescent, limpid, ethereal, and propitiations.
Here is a colorful and engaging presentation on what constitutes a complete sentence, and what makes a sentence incomplete. The slides that teach in this PowerPoint use clear and concise language which should lead to greater understanding for your charges. The last slide challenges pupils to discuss what they've learned during the presentation, and try writing complete sentences of their own.
Explore communication through writing by analyzing individual sentences with young writers. They practice writing compound sentences and identifying sentence fragments. The next step has them learn the five parts of a friendly letter. After they identify the different components, they write their own letters.