Sentence Structure - Patterns
In this grammar worksheet, students rewrite two paragraphs by joining simple sentences into complex and compound sentences. Students make sure each sentence is grammatically correct.
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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
Reading Non-Fiction: Sentence Structure
Use this worksheet to help make explicit the connection between sentence structure, audience, and author's purpose. Readers track and find patterns in sentence structure in various nonfiction texts, and connect it to the purpose of the...
6th - 9th 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
How to Use Sentence Variety to Strengthen Your Writing
Convey the importance of sentence variety and introduce your class to different sentence patterns. Have class members take notes or take some breaks in the presentation to practice writing the variety of patterns introduced.
6th - 8th English Language Arts
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
Persuasion and Parallel Structure
Discuss the definition of parallel structure with your high school class. In small groups, they read a section of "The Declaration of Independence" to identify examples of parallel structure. Each learner writes an essay explaining the...
9th - 12th English Language Arts