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Simple Steps to Sentence Sense for Elementary Grades and ESL Students

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Students have been using Simple Steps to Sentence Sense by Charlene Tess since 1996, and now she has written a version for younger students and those who are learning English as a second language.

If you have tried to use a grammar text lately, you know it can be overwhelming. Even if you do figure out where to begin, the practice exercises often contain sentences that are difficult and confusing to students.

This book is different.

It contains carefully constructed sentences that incorporate only the elements that have been introduced to that point in the program. This eliminates the frustration students and teachers often feel while using a standard textbook.

This book is written expressly for younger students and for students who are learning English as a second language. The lessons you will present are succinct. It is important that you follow the five steps in this book in sequence. Do not go on to the next lesson until you are sure your students have mastered each concept.

The Writing Connection pages in each step provide practice in usage skills and writing original sentences. And, of course, the answers are at the back of the book to make your life easier.

I hope you and your students enjoy using this. Here's another exercise your students will enjoy.

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Charlene Tess
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On  February 21, 2014,  Tiffiny H. said:
Awesome!
On  February 24, 2014Charlene Tess answered:
Thanks so much for the comment and the rating. I appreciate both.
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On  January 27, 2014,  Haley G. said:
I love this product! My SPED students struggled to identify subject and predicate at the beginning of the year. When I used your approach of identifying the prepositional phrase first, the light clicked on for my students! Thank you for such a wonderful resource (I love your middle school version, too!)
On  January 28, 2014Charlene Tess answered:
I am so delighted to hear that you find my books useful. Thanks so much for letting me know.
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On  January 19, 2014,  Buyer said:
Works well
On  January 19, 2014Charlene Tess answered:
I am happy to hear that. Thank you.
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On  January 12, 2014,  Buyer said:
This is going to be so beneficial to my students! Thank you!
On  January 19, 2014Charlene Tess answered:
Thank you so much!
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On  November 30, 2013,  Robin H. said:
Awesome work - Thank you.
On  November 30, 2013Charlene Tess answered:
Thanks so much for your purchase and your kind words. I really appreciate it.
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On  September 10, 2013,  Lori B. said:
I am using this with Deaf students who are ELL. They have already mastered the prepositional phrases since school started! Hope I see lots of progress this year!
On  November 30, 2013Charlene Tess answered:
That is such great news. I am so happy to have been of help.
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On  September 7, 2013Jerilyn (TpT Seller) said:
Wonderful!
On  September 8, 2013Charlene Tess answered:
Thanks, Jeri. I appreciate you and your comment. Have a good year!
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On  April 7, 2013,  Buyer said:
Love this! Thanks!
On  April 7, 2013Charlene Tess answered:
Thanks for your kind words. Enjoy!
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On  February 11, 2013,  Anna S. said:
This is a fantastic resource, very well done. I can't wait to use this with my students. Thank you!
On  April 4, 2013Charlene Tess answered:
Thanks for your comment. I am so happy you found this book helpful.
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On  February 5, 2013,  Buyer said:
I was glad to find a simpler version to use with ESL students.
On  April 4, 2013Charlene Tess answered:
Thanks for your comment. I am so happy you found this book helpful.
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On  September 21, 2012,  Buyer said:
Great Unit! I am using it as my main implementation and adding in extra practice questions as needed.

Thanks for such a great unit!
On  September 8, 2013Charlene Tess answered:
Thanks so much for your comment and your purchase.
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Love it. Thanks
On  July 11, 2012Charlene Tess answered:
Thanks so much, Heather.
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It is really useful
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Thanks so much!
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On  April 1, 2012,  Buyer said:
This is what I'm looking for the lower and struggling writing/grammar class students.
On  April 2, 2012Charlene Tess answered:
Thanks for the comment. I hope your students think learning grammar is easy and fun!
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GREAT!!!!
On  March 3, 2012Charlene Tess answered:
Thank you. I'm so happy you are pleased with my book.
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On  December 21, 2011,  Buyer said:
This is great. I love the way it logically walks through the parts of a sentence.
On  December 22, 2011Charlene Tess answered:
Thank you so much. Please contact me if you have any questions or suggestions for new products that might help you. My email is charlenetess at yahoo dot com.
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It looks great, but I haven't used it yet. I look forward to using it in the classroom with my ESOL group.
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On  January 14, 2013DMooney (TpT Seller) asked:
Hello Charlene, I'm interested in using this with 6th, 7th, and 8th grade ESL students. May I follow the others listed below and request the TOC? My e-mail address is Dmooney3@schools.nyc.gov. Thank you very much in advance!
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On  January 15, 2013Charlene Tess answered:
I am sending a copy of the TOC to your email above. Actually, the preview for this product is the Table of Contents and a sample page. Thanks for your question.
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On  September 4, 2011,  Jenny L. asked:
I am also interested in your book. I would like to see the Table of Contents and find out how many lessons and worksheets or activities there are for the students. Thanks! jlaurich@pylusd.org
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On  September 5, 2011Charlene Tess answered:
Thank you for your interest in my book. I sent a copy of the TOC to the email address you listed above.
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On  September 4, 2011,  Buyer asked:
Okay...just saw a sample of the prep. phrases...can I see the table of contents, too?
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On  September 4, 2011Charlene Tess answered:
Thank you for your interest in my book. If you will email me at charlenetess at yahoo.com, I will attach the Table of Contents. All the best, Charlene Tess
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Can I see a sample page of this book? I am very interested but want to see what I'm buying. Thanks!
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