How to Combine Sentences
Students practice combining sentences. In this writing lesson plan, 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
Making Comparisons in a How-to Report
This guide sheet with exercises focuses on how to incorporate comparative and superlative adjectives into a How-to report to make your writing most effective and clear. To practice, learners insert the appropriate forms of adjectives...
3rd - 4th English Language Arts
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
New Review What Is in a Sentence, Paragraph, and Story?
Language arts is made up of many parts. Learners review the parts of a sentence, as well as how to make a simple sentence into a complex sentence, before examining full paragraphs and identifying the topic, body, and concluding sentence...
4th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
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
How Misused Modifiers Can Hurt Your Writing
Misplaced modifiers are a common grammar error, but can your learners identify when a modifier can interfere with a reader's understanding? Watch a short and entertaining video from Ted Ed that illustrates misplaced modifiers, as well as...
3 mins 7th - 12th 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