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Sentence Patterns

For Teachers 3rd - 7th Standards
Clear up confusion surrounding simple, compound, and complex sentences. The poster, which could also be used as a reference sheet, includes five examples. The types of clauses, parts of speech, and types of punctuation are color-coded to...
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Sentence Patterns

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
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...
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Sentence Variety I

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Tired of boring, redundant essays? Color-coded slides introduce writers to four basic sentence patterns: the simple sentence, the compound sentence, the complex sentence, and the compound-complex sentence. Sentence variety will help keep...
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Sentence Patterns

For Students 5th - 12th
Supplement instruction on sentence patterns and types by providing this reference sheet for your class members. Included on this page are definitions of many different sentence patterns and an example of each. A useful item for pupils to...
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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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Reviewing Basic Sentence Patterns: Lesson 5

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Review (or introduce) the structure of simple sentences with this presentation. It covers linking verbs, action verbs, subject complements, and how they all come together to form complete sentences. Slides 44-53 include a practice activity.
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Sentence Patterns – Review

For Students 5th - 8th
In this sentence patterns review activity, students examine 8 sentences and rewrite each of them making corrections in sentence structure.
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Sentence Patterns I: Locating Subjects and Verbs

For Students 7th - 9th
Tighten up your class's grammar with this straightforward learning exercise on sentence patterns. After a short review about sentence patterns, clauses, and subjects and verbs, ten questions prompt young writers to identify the parts of...
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The ABC's of the Three Little Pigs

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Writers use varied sentence patterns. They listen to the story of Cinderella rewritten so that each sentence starts with the next letter of the alphabet. They create their own version of The Three Little Pigs using the same concept.
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Evaluating Style

For Teachers 7th - 9th Standards
Before diving into their first literary analysis, review this presentation with your class. They study sentence patterns, figurative and literal language, tone, mood, and diction as they relate to literature.
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Pretend Quiz: Parts of Speech & Sentence Patterns

For Students 6th - 9th
What is a conjunction? What is a preposition? This quiz is designed for learners to review these terms, give examples of each, define the word clause, and examine simple and compound sentences. 
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Adverb Clauses in Sentences

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
If you'd like your class to write in varied sentence patterns, use a worksheet focused on adverb clauses to enhance their writing. After reading a short explanation and example of adverb clauses, young grammarians underline the part of...
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The Sentence Pattern Built on Linking Verbs: Lesson 4

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Help your students to complete their sentences with this bright and fun presentation, which guides students through the concept of linking verbs, forms of "be," and subject complements. A great introduction into different sentence forms...
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The ABC's of the Three Little Pigs

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Analyze a familiar fairy tale, emphasizing varied sentence patterns in writing. They retell the fairy tale, The Three Little Pigs, in twenty-six sentences, with each sentence beginning with the next letter of the alphabet.
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Basic English Sentence Patterns

For Students 5th - 7th Standards
A simple set of practice sheets deals with sentence structure and patterns. The 117-page packet includes 10 units of skills, varying from identifying parts of speech in a sentence to writing the correct part to make a sentence complete....
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Taste Test - Combining Sentences

For Teachers 5th - 12th
Students combine sentences to create compound sentences. They write about creating their own soda, then make their own soda, comparing and contrasting it with a national brand. They write a paragraph containing compound sentences.
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Shifting Word Order in the Sentence

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Show your class that sentences can be rearranged in a paragraph and so can words within a sentence. Each slide gives a set of instructions with a question and two choices; the answer is highlighted on the following slide. The last 20...
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Equality Number Sentences

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
Understanding the concept of equality is fundamental to the success of young mathematicians. To explore this basic idea, children compare the dots arranged in pairs of rectangles in order to determine whether or not they contain an equal...
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Joining Sentences

For Students 3rd - 5th
Sentence combining meets multiple objectives for writers, and they are all available in this informational text exercise. Learners read a mixed-up excerpt about the history of chess, putting 15 sentences into logical order. Have a...
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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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Two Sentence Patterns Built on Action: Lesson 3

For Teachers 6th - 10th
Students are on the way to writing greatness with this bright and boldgrammar presentation, which guides even the most reluctant grammarian though a lesson about how to identify and add direct and indirect objects. Though it seems long...
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Compound Parts and Compound Sentences, Lesson 8

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Reinforce compound sentences and conjunctions with this presentation. Young grammarians will appreciate the clear examples and explanations of subjects, predicates, and combining two independent clauses with conjunctions to form compound...
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The ABCs of the Three Little Pigs

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
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...
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Rhythmical Phrases and Sentences

For Teachers 7th
Get ready to write some music! First learners practice identifying and creating rhythmic phrases and sentences, then they get acquainted with the G Major scale. Finally, they compose a jingle on human rights. A well-organized music...

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