Simple, Compound, Complex, and Compound-Complex Sentences in Your Writing

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Have you ever graded a stack of essays that felt like a series of bland simple sentences? A helpful grammar presentation will help learners spice up their writing by varying their sentence style, making them stronger and more attentive writers.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Have your class watch the presentation in a computer lab or at home for homework to prepare for a flipped classroom activity
  • Encourage pairs or small groups to come up with the same sentence written in each sentence structure to demonstrate proper writing variety
Classroom Considerations
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Pros
  • Provides definitions and examples of simple, compound, complex, and compound-complex sentences, as well as comprehensive lists of subordinating and coordinating conjunctions
  • Great for first-time instruction as well as review for older learners
Cons
  • None