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Improving Sentence Structure

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Improve your students’ writing and get them extending sentences with these 40 A4 dyslexia-friendly complex sentence construction trail worksheets, which includes differentiation and worked examples to help add detail and interest to descriptive / narrative writing. While stretching their sentences, your students will be uplevelling their vocabulary and using a wider variety of ambitious sentence structures. Suitable for a range of ages and abilities, this resource scaffolds the imaginative writing of reluctant or struggling writers, while also challenging more able writers. Each card starts with a simple, boring sentence and, step-by-step, learners extend and improve it, adding elements of VCOP and other sentence improvement techniques to construct a fuller description. The worked examples could be shared on the board and perhaps printed and laminated to support less confident creative writers. Works well as a regular SPaG warm-up / starter for writing or as an early finisher task. Ideal for Key Stage 2 (KS2), especially Year 5 and Year 6, or Key Stage 3 (KS3). All files in PDF format within the Zip file. Includes: 30 trails for middle and higher ability / older students 10 worked examples for these 10 trails for lower ability / younger students, featuring built in examples and fewer instructions All resources are included with and without a cream background. Printing with this background could support dyslexic learners and those with other barriers to learning. Alternatively you could print the no background versions on pastel coloured paper to reduce glare. Fonts used are also dyslexia-friendly. The trails can be used as worksheets or could be laminated for regular use, with pupils recording sentences elsewhere. If blown up to A3 and laminated they work well for paired or group use, with pupils using a whiteboard pen. In building better, stronger sentences, pupils are encouraged to try more powerful verbs, interesting nouns, similes, start with adverbs or -ing and -ed words, add adjectives, drop further information into sentences using subclauses and bracket commas, use connectives to add further information etc. **Check out the bundles of linked resources in which this resource is available. ** A linked resource is this activity card set: Super Sentences (Complex Sentence Writing) Also popular: set of 20 prompt cards to inspire creative writing (also dyslexia-friendly): Imaginative Story Writing Prompts For time-saving, engaging printables and presentations to plan Primary Literacy, Maths and French lessons, visit FullShelf Resources
Sentence Structure Learning Mat
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jessicaharle

Sentence Structure Learning Mat

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A two-sided learning mat exploring the different ways sentence structure can be varied for impact. This includes the different types of sentences, the different sentence starters and a list of 30+ sophisticated sentence forms that students can utilise in their own writing.
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Twigz

Sentence Structure

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How to build simple, compound and complex sentences. Prompt in A4 poster format. Ideal for literacy working wall, especially in Y6 for revision
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AmSeghir

Sentence Structure

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This is a worksheet that contains a list of scrambled sentences that the learners have to reorder for them to make sense.
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Happyedugator

Sentence Structure

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Sentence Structure - How to Identify Sentence Structure Handout or Poster. This is a tool for identifying sentence structure. Similar to a flow chart, it walks students through the steps to figure out if a sentence is simple, compound, complex, or compound-complex. Supports common core state standards!
Sentence Structures
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rach6ye

Sentence Structures

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Sentences based on text Hugo Cabret (recent movie HUGO). The sheet consists of sentence type (simple, complex, compound etc), it's use and an example. Can be used as review aid as it is or can chop it up and get groups/individuals to arrange into corr
Language and Structure
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kilbridejack91

Language and Structure

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A publisher document to be used in students’ books or even put on the walls! Edit all you like! There is a language sheet with terminology devices and explanations as to why they are used. There is a structure sheet with terminology devices and explanations as to why they are used. This applies to the Edexcel spec, but might also be used for generic analysis of texts both non-fiction and fiction. Not every piece of terminology is on here so I’ve listed what is on below: Language: Adjective Verb Common Noun Proper Noun Adverb Personification Metaphor Simile Anecdote Superlative Pronoun Hyperbole Emotive Language Semantic Field Connotations Onomatopoeia Informal Language Tone Structure: Simple sentence Compound sentence Complex sentence Repetition How the text starts and ends Declarative Imperative Exclamative/exclamatory Punctuation Conjunction How the paragraphs starts and ends Rhetorical question Listing technique or Rule of 3 Alliteration Perspectives of others Interrogative
Sentence Structure Powerpoint
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angel_laura99

Sentence Structure Powerpoint

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Powerpoint Slideshow to use to improve sentence structure. Includes 10 slides, each with a different way to create higher level sentences. Also has differentiation box to support less able learners and give examples. Fantastic for developing writing skills and sentence openers. Use as a 10 minute daily booster in morning/after transition breaks or within your English/Creative Writing lessons. All ideas and artwork is credited to myself. Please do not copy this slideshow without the consent of the author, Laura Snelgrove.
Sentence Structure Activity
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Happyedugator

Sentence Structure Activity

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Sentence Structure Activity - Simple, Compound, Complex, and Compound-Complex. Includes Simple and Compound Sentences Acquisition Lesson and Extending and Refining Activity for Complex and Compound-Complex Sentences. Fun and engaging way to get students to learn the difference between simple sentences and compound sentences using Oreo cookies and Vanilla wafers! Students love grammar when it is hands-on. Yum! They get to eat them when the work is done! Includes essential question, activating strategy, teaching and writing practice, and summarizing strategy. Extend the lesson to include complex sentences and compound-complex sentences. Includes a plot diagram graphic organizer, a KWL chart, a story writing paper, and printables to go with the activity. Supports common core. L.7.1a, L.7.1b - Happyedugator
Sentence Structure: Superheroes
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xxnats1989xx

Sentence Structure: Superheroes

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Worksheet looking at sentence structures. Students will first look at the definitions of simple, compound, complex and minor sentence. They will then have to identify what sentence type has been used in a series of sentences, ending with rewriting a piece of writing using a variation of sentence forms.
Simple, Compound and Complex Sentences!
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TandLGuru

Simple, Compound and Complex Sentences!

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This detailed and engaging lesson enables students to gain an understanding of simple, compound and complex sentences, and to use a variation of sentence types in their own writing for clarity and effect. Students learn through a number of fun and interactive tasks, which enable them to: - Define and exemplify simple, compound, and complex sentences; - Identify them in writing; - Understand and analyse how different types of sentences can be used for clarity and effect; - Create a written piece using a variety of sentence structures for clarity and effect; - Evaluate their use of different sentence structures. The resources include: -Visually engaging and comprehensive whole-lesson presentation; -Resources for the card-sorting activity; -A model example and analysis worksheet; -A success criteria; -Step-by-step lesson plan. All images are licensed for commercial use, and are cited on the final page of the slide.
Variety of sentence structures
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lynellie

Variety of sentence structures

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As it says on the tin! Different sentence structures to bring children's writing alive. Eight different sentence types across two A4 pages. Includes: ad same ad; description and detail sentences (de:de;, if, if, if, then; BOYS; the more, the more; 2 pairs sentence and emotion sentence. Simple, colourful posters with examples of each type of sentence construction. If you like this resource, please leave feedback. Many thanks.
Improving sentence structure in writing
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magz2978

Improving sentence structure in writing

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A set of worksheets aimed at improving the quality of writing by learning to write sentences effectively. Includes an explanation and examples of how to vary sentences and their use, a page of description for students to study, a self -assessment task, differentiated objectives, three tasks of increasing difficulty and extension tasks. There is space for students to write so nothing else is needed and therefore this would be ideal for cover and, with very little adapting, for homework too.
Sentence Structure Activity
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Happyedugator

Sentence Structure Activity

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Sentence Structure Activity. Simple sentences and compound sentences. Students will answer questions about phrases, clauses, and sentences, fill out a kwl chart, write a plot diagram and a story, making compound sentences sheet and complete a graffiti poster. Fun practice for simple and compound sentences! - HappyEdugator
Sentence Structure PowerPoint
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Happyedugator

Sentence Structure PowerPoint

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Sentence Structure PowerPoint for a FlipBook. Help your students learn sentence structure (simple, compound, complex, and compound-complex) and the importance of varying sentences in writing. How to create a flip book. Notes, explanations, and example sentences of these sentence structures: simple, simple with compound parts, compound joined by comma and conjunction, compound joined by a semicolon, complex with adverb clauses, complex with adjective clauses, and compound-complex sentence structures that are important to know and recognize. Develop a deeper understanding of English mechanics and grammar. Review activity at the end where students have to identify the sentence structure of five different sentences. FLIP BOOK ACTIVITY - My students made a flip book by taking 4 sheets of white paper staggered so that about one inch of paper from each sheet overlapped, and then folded in half and stapled to make a total of eight flaps. Students then used the first flap as a title, and listed each of the seven different sentence structures on the other flaps and put their notes and examples underneath. It was a useful study guide for them. - HappyEdugator Common Core Standards L.7.1b