What Is in a Sentence, Paragraph, and Story?

This What Is in a Sentence, Paragraph, and Story? handout & reference also includes:

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 in each. Next, they discuss the elements of a story and apply their knowledge to a short reading of "The Grasshopper and the Ant."

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CCSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas

  • Have learners keep some of the pages in their binders for quick reference
  • Connect the activities to appropriate lessons in your language arts curriculum
Classroom Considerations

  • Skill range between activities is wide
  • Designed for adult English learners but helpful for younger classes as well
  • Consider frontloading some of the vocabulary in the fable on page 6

  • Addresses both grammar and reading skills

  • Explanation of the types of sentences is oversimplified