Precise and Concise Language (Part 1)

While pupils often think that length is a mark of good writing, precision is often a more accurate indicator of sophisticated writing. Show them how to whittle down their phrases and have them practice on the eight sentence groups provided here. Class members must combine the sentences in order to eliminate redundancy.

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CCSS: Designed
Pros

  • Combining sentences requires class members to think creatively and play with grammar in a natural way
  • An example is provided to help students get started
Cons

  • Worksheet is basic, but useful enough for review or homework
Common Core