In this lesson students will review
and practice using various types of sentence structure
in their writing. The hope is that students will gain
greater confidence and skill in using a variety of
simple, compound, and complex sentences in their essays
in order to enhance the flow in their language use.
This is a very useful skill for young writers to acquire
as it makes their ideas more clear and comprehensible
to the reader. It also builds their credibility as
competent authors who know what they are writing about,
a persuasive skill which is invaluable.
Purpose – The
goal of this lesson is for students to explore and
practice using sentence types which
they may or may not already be familiar with in order
to create a more fluent text.
Students will be able to:
1. Identify, create, and evaluate three kinds of sentences: simple,
compound, and complex.
2. Identify the purpose of various sentence types: declarative,
interrogative, imperative, exclamatory, and conditional.
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4: Students adjust their use of spoken, written,
language (e.g., conventions, style, vocabulary)
to communicate effectively with a variety of
audiences and for different purposes.
5: Students employ a wide range of strategies as
they write and use different writing process
elements appropriately to communicate with
different audiences for a variety of purposes.
The teacher should be familiar with three
of the four types of sentence construction- simple, compound,
and complex sentences.
sentence: composed of one independent
clause. (Molly went shopping.)
Compound sentence: composed of two independent clauses.
(Molly went shopping and she bought a gift).
Complex sentence: composed of an independent and a
dependent clause. (Molly went shopping, but only after
teacher should also understand the
purpose of the five basic types of
imperative, exclamatory, and conditional).
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