In this combining sentences learning exercise, students practice their grammar skills as they determine whether 5 sentences are simple or compound and then rewrite 3 pairs of sentences employing the use of conjunctions.
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How can you combine two independent phrases? You could use a comma and a coordinating conjunction, or you could use a semicolon. Read the short information box at the top of the page and complete the 13 questions that follow! Writers...
7th - 9th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
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...
8th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Trait Practice: Sentence Fluency
Do your young writers need a little help varying their sentence structure? Have them work on common errors, sentence fluency, and writing patterns with a series of language arts activities. The resource includes reading passages as well...
4th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Avoid short, choppy sentences in your class's writing by focusing on sentence structures. The first page in this two-page packet shows your class how to combine sentences using conjunctions, a list, an appositive, or compound predicate....
6th - 9th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Two Types of Conjunctions
What's one of the best ways to connect two sentences, phrases, and words? With conjunctions! Teach your class about coordinating and subordinating conjunctions and then invite them to practice their skills with this worksheet.
5th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Combining with Participial Phrases
Using interesting sentence structures found in Dancing in the Wings by Debbie Allen as a model, class members practice combining two or three sentences by adding participial phrases to increase sentence fluency. Action-packed settings...
3rd - 6th English Language Arts
The ABCs of the Three Little Pigs
Promote sentence variety through an engaging writing activity. First, read through a plain version of Cinderella and discuss what makes it so boring, focusing on sentence structure and beginnings. Then, read a more exciting version and...
6th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Combining Choppy Sentences
Getting tired of wading through those choppy essays? Provide young writers with an extensive online resource to practice combining sentences, and provide them with compound sentence practice, including ways to connect sentences with...
3rd - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable