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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
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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
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.
Zombie Apocalypse Sentence Structures
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tombonsell

Zombie Apocalypse Sentence Structures

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A one-off skills lesson that focuses on Sentence Structures. Lesson plan provided. Lesson Objective - To have developed our ability to use varied sentence structure. Success Criteria - differentiated and tied to pathways. Easily changed to suit. The success criteria are aimed at fulfilling some of the requirements for the GCSE language paper 1 question. This lesson focuses on the use of sentence structures, whilst having students role play in groups. The students are tasked with selecting items from a 'survival kit', explaining their value using varied sentence types and then assessing the work of others. For higher ability groups this may represent a lesson's work, but for lower ability this can be stretched over two lessons. This lesson is easily tweaked to cover Speaking and Listening skills if required. The content is differentiated by outcome, the groups are also easily differentiated. The lesson plan is at the start of the SmartBoard.
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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!
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mcrumb

Sentence structure

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Lesson for KS3 pupils based on sentence structure. Students are given an extract - provided and also on the PP. They analyse it looking for examples of sentence types and then complete a description of an object where they try to use a range of sentence structures.
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
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.
Varying Sentence Structure
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SecondaryEnglishJournal

Varying Sentence Structure

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A Fully editable resource with examples of 30 different types of sentence structure. Ideal for introducing students to a variety of sentence structures or encouraging them to redraft sentences to develop variety and precision in their writing.
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 Terminology
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Whiteru55ianjai

Sentence Structure Terminology

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A presentation that explores the different sentence structures (simple, compound, etc.) as well as sentence moods (declarative, interrogative, etc.). Suitable for A Level and GCSE students.