Learners practice sentence combining at increasingly difficult levels throughout a week. They begin with nouns and verbs and build to contrasts, parallels, etc.
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- Provides a long explanation and description of the teaching strategy; scroll to the bottom of the document to find the exercises
- Activity is based on Chomsky's generative grammar concepts
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 activity and have writers simply combine the sentences provided to form one, sophisticated sentence. They experiment with...
8th - 9th English Language Arts
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
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
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