Texas Education Agency (TEA)
Syntax (English II Reading)
New ReviewLesson five in the series focuses on syntax and the elements that make sentences enjoyable. Learners practice building different clauses and phrases and using figures of speech and rhetorical and literary devices.
Sentence Structure in Siddhartha: Simple, Compound, Complex, and Compound-Complex Sentences
While wisdom may not be communicated, knowledge of sentence structures certainly can. Teach young grammarians the power of syntax with a instructional activity that uses Herman Hesse's Siddhartha as a mentor text. Learners first rewrite...
Say It with Style: Syntax and Parallel Structure
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech provides the text for a activity that introduces scholars to the significance of syntax. After examining several types of clauses, phrases, and structures, class members use the...
Florida Center for Reading Research
How many words do you hear? As you introduce the way sentences are made up of words, this listening game offers an excellent independent practice opportunity. Kids take turns with a partner as they listen to a sentence twice, counting...
University of North Carolina
In an ideal world, sentences in a college-level essay should feature a variety of sentence types. In reality, most papers stick to simple and compound sentences, two of the types a handout on sentence patterns discusses. Part of a larger...
What Is in a Sentence, Paragraph, and Story?
Language arts is made up of many parts. Learners review the parts of a sentence, as well as how to make a simple sentence into a complex sentence, before examining full paragraphs and identifying the topic, body, and concluding sentence...
Jan Brett Author Study
Expose young children to the wonderful works of author and illustrator Jan Brett using a few of her stories such as Armadillo Rodeo, The Mitten, or Daisy Comes Home through a unit study.
Teacher Kit Unit 1
Nine lessons makeup a unit designed to reinforce grammar and vocabulary through practice pages based on readings of African folktales. Each lesson consists of a mini lesson, a vocabulary review, and a worksheet. Topics include...
Sentence Structure: Sentence Types
Sixth graders identify parts that make up different types of sentences with a grammar presentation. The last few slides prompt learners to complete 10 exercises in which they indicate whether each sentence is simple, compound, complex,...
Simple, Compound, and Complex Sentences
Guide young grammarians through common sentence structures with a helpful slideshow presentation. Focusing on coordinating and subordinating conjunctions, the presentation helps individuals to see the elements that make up different...
Going to the Movies (Basic Code Sentences)
Take a pretend trip to the movies with a series of basic code sentences. Images of movie tickets, popcorn buckets, and movie cameras award learners varying amounts of points for each sentence that they can successfully read.
Kelly's Kindergarten: G Words Sentences
What words start with the letter G? Pupils find the five items that start with the letter G out of eight images, cut out and glue these five to the page, and then write a sentence with each word.
Grammar Practice Workbook
To an English teacher, the only sound worse than nails on a chalkboard is a student using improper grammar. Make poor grammar a problem of the past with this extensive collection of worksheets that covers everything from sentence...
Support your pupils as they learn how to combine words to form sentences and as they work on learning the words for colors and shapes. Kids correctly align words into simple sentences that describe specific colors and shapes.
Michigan Department of Education
Family Fundamentals for Summer Learning
Just because it's summertime, doesn't mean that learning has to stop. Support children with continuing to develop their reading fluency with this extensive collection of literacy activities.
Subject and Predicates, Oh My!
Eliminate all doubt when it comes to sentence structure with nine thorough lesson plans. Whether you want your young writers to vary their sentence structure or shore up their knowledge of conjunctions and semicolons, these lessons are a...
Grammar Practice Workbook
Make sure your pupils exercise their grammar muscles with this collection of worksheets. Organized into units, the packet covers everything from the parts of speech to sentence structure to punctuation.
Las Mascotas (Pets) Book
What animal is that, and can you say it in Spanish? Teach your class eight different animals by asking pupils to put together this cute book that includes images and simple Spanish sentences.
Expand it! Writing Complex Sentences
Instruct your pupils to make those simple sentences complex! For this exercise, learners are given eight pairs of complete sentences and subordinating conjunctions. It's their job to transform each sentence by using the subordinating...
Avoiding Run-on Sentences 2
Can your class members identify simple and compound sentences? Do they know what a run-on sentence looks like and how to fix one? Use this resource as a worksheet or a quiz to assess your grammarians.
Simple, Compound, Complex, and Compound-Complex Sentences in Your Writing
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...
Collaborative Learning Project
Simple to Complex Sentences
Such a creative game idea, this activity might actually make grammar fun! Learners play a modified game of connect-four by identifying the grammatical name for different words and phrases and then working them into simple sentences to...
Review of Compound and Complex Sentences
An excellent language arts worksheet. Learners read seven sentences and determine if each is simple, compound, or complex. In order to practice sentence combining, young writers join 10 sets of sentences to form compound sentences, and...
My Name Is...
First graders write four simple sentences about themselves. In this simple sentences lesson plan, learners insert a picture of themselves into Microsoft Word. Everyone writes four simple sentences about themselves. These pictures and...