How to Combine Sentences
Students practice combining sentences. In this writing lesson, students view essays and discuss how it can be revised, using sentence combining. Students practice this skill in their own essays.
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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
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
To Kill a Mockingbird: Study Guide
Designed to accompany a reading of Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird, the worksheets in this packet permit readers to keep notes on parallels between Lee's life and Scout's, on characters in the novel, and on chapter events.
8th - 10th 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
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
When to Use "Me", "Myself" and "I"
Clarify your kids' writing with a video about pronouns, specifically me, myself, and I. As kids watch the short video, they see cute robots demonstrate the proper use of each pronoun, as well as the definitions of reflexive and intensive...
3 mins 2nd - 7th 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
Revise an Argument by Color-Coding Topic Sentences and Corresponding Evidence
Essay drafts always have room for improvement. The narrator of an informative video highlights the main points in one of her topic sentences, each point in a different color, and then highlights the corresponding evidence for each main...
6 mins 7th - 9th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed