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.
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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...
8th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
The Call of the Wild: Character Development
While the main character of The Call of the Wild is Buck the dog, there is a cast of important human characters involved in the story. Ask your learners to take a look at these characters and examine the relationships between the human...
7th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Combining Sentences: Correct Punctuation of Phrases and Clauses
Break down the particularities of sentence combining with this explanatory handout. Using three example sentences, the handout demonstrates a variety of ways to combine sentences. This resource could act as a reference sheet for your...
7th - 12th English Language Arts
A News Story of Your Own: Sentence and Lexical Variety
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...
8th - 11th English Language Arts
Sentence Combining And Decombining
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...
5th - 12th English Language Arts
Analyzing Author Style Using Sentence Combining
High schoolers combine three sets of kernel sentences based on the first paragraph of Britt's writing, Beach People/Mountain people. They compare their sentences to Britt's, and discuss the sentence combining strategy used.
9th - 12th English Language Arts