Sentence Variety – Playlist and Teaching Notes
In this playlist, students explore standard L.9-10.1.B. They learn how to identify and use various types of phrases and clauses and explain how using sentence variety can add interest and meaning to a text. Students are guided through examples of how to identify and use phrases and clauses, such as prepositional phases and independent clauses, as well as explaining their contributions to the overall text. Students apply what they learned by writing a paragraph consisting of sentences of different lengths and structures. Students also have the option to view instructional videos and complete practice quizzes or activities.

The playlist includes:
• Links to two practice quizzes or activities
• Links to three instructional videos or texts
• Definitions of key terms, such as infinitive phrase
• A self-check quiz consisting of two multiple choice questions and one fill-in-the-blank question

Accompanying Teaching Notes include:
• Classroom activities and writing prompts
• Links to additional resources, such as worksheets for sentence variety
• An accompanying answer guide with correct answers, answer choice rationales, and DOK levels

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Created: Oct 31, 2016

Updated: Feb 22, 2018

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