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17 resources with the keyterm sentence variety

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Teach a Mini-Lesson Sentence Variety

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Help your developing writers spice up their writing by studying simple, compound, and complex sentences.
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Seven Ways to Start a Sentence

For Students 8th
Trying to find a way for your eighth graders to use more variety in their writing? Use this worksheet as both a review and reference page to reinforce the different ways to begin a sentence. Learners are offered the chance to practice...
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Conventions Chart

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
Help your young writers pay close attention to their conventions and move toward revision with a straightforward chart. Learners can analyze 11 sentences on this page by noting down the first letter in each, the first of words in each,...
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Test Review Sheet: Irony, Comma Rules, and Sentence Variety,

For Students 7th - 9th
Covering vocabulary, literary analysis, and grammar, this activity would be a great study guide or homework assignment for an eighth-grade Language Arts class. Though the five stories by Edgar Allan Poe, O. Henry, and Oscar Wilde are...
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Test Review Sheet: Poems and Sentence Variety

For Students 7th - 9th
Thoroughly reviewing the concepts of poetic structure, clauses, sentence types, and phrases, this worksheet would be a great tool for a class in the middle of a poetry and/or grammar unit. Though some of the questions on poetry are...
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Sentence Combining/Sentence Variety

For Students 8th - 12th Standards
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...
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Narrative Writing

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Are you the oldest in your family? The youngest? The middlest? How do you feel about your place in your family? After reading such stories as My Rotten, Redheaded Older Brother by Patricia Polacco and Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing by...
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A News Story of Your Own: Sentence and Lexical Variety

For Teachers 8th - 11th
Given the two-sentence skeleton of a news story about a car theft/joy ride, budding writers create their own version of the story varying diction and sentence structure to heighten interest and complexity in their writing. Resource...
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Review of Compound and Complex Sentences

For Students 3rd - 5th
Reexamine compound and complex sentences with this series of exercises. First, learners read a paragraph and identify each of nine sentences as either compound or complex. They practice writing and forming compound and complex sentences....
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Writing and Presenting a Fable Using Research

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Elementary and middle schoolers research animal facts and use them in a fable. First, they pair-share to find animal traits to use in writing a fable. They then complete a prewriting worksheet. After going through the writing process,...
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Varying Sentences to Improve Style

For Students 3rd - 4th
Help your learners enrich their writing style by using compound and complex sentences. They rewrite 12 sentences. making them compound or complex. Finally, they write a paragraph about a favorite painting or song. In this paragraph,...
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Varying Sentences for Style

For Students 4th - 6th
Clarify complex and compound sentences through practice. This resource includes a few activities that relate to complex and compound sentences: learners add groups of words from a box to construct complex sentences, complete sentences to...
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The Process of Reduction, Lesson 26

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Show your middle schoolers the beauty of clear, concise language with this presentation on reduction. Not only will your young grammarians learn the value of phrases in place of longer sentences, but their writing will naturally become...
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Editor’s Checklist

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Remind your writers to check over their work with a few rules and items to keep in mind. This list asks editors to take a look at capitalization, dialogue, homophones, apostrophes, commas, sentence structure, and pronouns. Some, but not...
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How to Use Sentence Variety to Strengthen Your Writing

For Teachers 6th - 8th
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. 
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Sentence Variety and Modifier Placement

For Students 6th - 8th
In this sentence variety activity, students learn that modifier placement can make sentences more interesting. Students read 10 sentences and add an initial, mid-sentence or terminal modifier as directed. This is an on-line interactive...
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Using Different Sentences to Add Style

For Students 3rd - 5th
In this sentence variety worksheet, learners read about how writers use different types of sentences, then change underlined sentences, complete sentences, and write 4 for a poster that persuades, using sentence variety.