Using Sentence Types to Signal Relationships – Playlist and Teaching Notes
In this playlist, students explore standard L.7.1.B. They learn how to differentiate between simple, compound, complex, and compound-complex sentences. Students look at sentence examples and are guided through the process of differentiating between the sentence forms, choosing different forms to signal differing relationships among ideas, as well as learning the importance of sentence variety. Students apply what they learned by writing a sentence for each of the four sentence forms. Students also have the option to view instructional videos and complete practice quizzes or activities.

The playlist includes:
• Link to one instructional video or text
• Links to two practice quizzes or activities
• Definitions of key terms, such as independent clause and predicate
• Practice activities, such as expanding sentences to the relationship between ideas
• A self-check quiz consisting of three multiple choice questions, one multiple select question, and one Yes/No question

Accompanying Teaching Notes include:
• Links to additional resources, such as tips for teaching sentence structure
• An accompanying answer guide with correct answers, answer choice rationales, and DOK level
• Differentiation activities, such as an activity for students struggling with telling the difference between the sentence types

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Created: Oct 31, 2016

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