Eliminating Wordiness: Exercise 2
For this writing exercise, students are given five pairs of sentences and are asked to combine each set to make one concise sentence.
5th - 9th English Language Arts 5 Views 40 Downloads
Grammar Brush Stroke: Sentence Combining Fun Sheet
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...
8th - 9th English Language Arts
Complex Sentences: Sentence Combining
Set up your learners to become master sentence combiners with this sentence combining worksheet! There are 3 columns on this resource. Writers merge simple sentences from the first column and second column using the clue provided in the...
5th - 6th English Language Arts
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
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 learning exercise.
5th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Review of Compound and Complex Sentences
An excellent language arts worksheet. 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...
3rd - 5th 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
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
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
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