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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. This lesson is intended for grades 9-12 but could be modified for younger children.
Review (or introduce) the structure of simple sentences with this presentation. It covers linking verbs, action verbs, subject complements, and how they all come together to form complete sentences. Slides 44-53 include a practice activity.
In this sentence structure worksheet, students correct 24 sentence fragments by adding the necessary subject or predicate to make the sentence complete.
Students write a topic sentence to a paragraph and explain that it introduces the main idea. After a whole-class demonstration, students write a complete paragraph with their topic sentence and supporting sentences. There are some excellent examples of student work, and an idea for a graphic organizer, embedded in this plan. Very nice!
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.
Writing is tough to perfect. Help your class improve their writing skills by studying different sentence problems. This reference guide covers sentence fragments, run-ons, and misplaced modifiers, but that's just to start! There's a short practice opportunity at the end, but you'll want to give your learners extra practice to accompany this packet.
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.
Yea, FANBOYS! Simple, complex, compound, and compound-complex sentences, as well as coordinating conjunctions, are featured in a presentation that defines each term and provides color-coded examples. Corrections for run-ons and comma splices are also introduced. Checks for understanding and discussion questions follow each section.
Learners read sentences and try to identify which ones are grammatically correct and which contain grammatical errors.
Second graders practice word order in sentence construction. Students participate in a discussion about importance of word order in a written sentence then complete a group activity in which they unscramble a sentence so it makes sense.
In this grammar worksheet, learners identify and fix comma splices and fused sentences in forty sentences. Students correct sentences, and also fix the punctuation within three paragraphs.
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. Use this at the end of a unit as a study guide and recap.
In this writing sentences worksheet, students combine 4 sets of choppy sentences into 4 completely sound sentences. Students rearrange the words in 6 sentences in a paragraph and then write a description of their favorite food, friend, book, TV program or sport.
An excellent language arts learning exercise. Learners read seven sentences and determine if each is simple, compound, or complex. In order to practice sentence combining, young writers join 10 sets of sentences to form compound sentences, and then add a simple sentence to eight groups of words to form compound or complex sentences.
In this using sentence strategies worksheet, students combine short sentences, rewrite long sentences as two or more sentences, and write a descriptive paragraph. Students write eleven answers.
In this compound sentences worksheet, students complete 3 pages of exercises in which short sentences are combined with conjunctions to form compound sentences.
In this grammar activity, students read the definitions of and how to punctuate imperative and exclamatory sentences. They read sentences and indicate if the punctuation is correct. They add end marks, write sentences telling if they are imperative or exclamatory, and write sentences for given situations. They complete an assessment page.
In this writing worksheet, 4th graders read strategies for improving writing by varying sentence type and length. They complete a sentence chart based on a piece of their own writing, and combine sentences with connectors in 4 examples. They improve a paragraph by varying sentence type, and write a description of a rainstorm or blizzard.
In this different kinds of sentences worksheet, students add the correct end punctuation to 10 sentences and identify the last 5 as declarative, interrogative, imperative or exclamatory. Students add an end punctuation mark to 8 sentences and change 7 sentences to the kind of sentence shown in parentheses. Students problem solve 10 review questions involving the 4 different types of sentences.
Students explore sentence fluency and organization in their writing. In this six traits of writing activity, students listen to Owl Moon by Jane Yolen. Using the language patterns found in this book as a model, students work in groups to add details to short sentences provided by the teacher. Each student chooses one of these sentences as a paragraph topic and focuses on incorporating varied sentence length as s/he writes.