In my book, Simple Steps to Sentence Sense, I present eight simple steps, which if followed in order, make it easy to analyze an English sentence. The Advanced Sentence Analysis unit in the Simple Steps to Sentence Sense series by Charlene Tess follows Step 8. It is especially helpful for college bound students and students in Advanced Placement classes.
I'm Charlene Tess, and grammar is my specialty. I have always loved taking sentences apart and putting them back together, and I successfully taught my students using the simple steps method for over three decades.
After many requests, I have decided to offer each of the steps as individual units. This 24 page unit is designed to help Advanced Placement English students prepare for the AP exam. In this unit, I condense the eight steps into four, and teach students to quickly analyze even the most complicated sentences and understand their structure. This unit is Common Core Aligned.
I highly recommend that you teach your students the first 8 steps in order before you teach this advanced unit. First, make copies of the SAM sheet and the lesson notes and give each student a copy. Then, they can follow along as you explain the lesson notes.
Please be aware that this unit comes directly from the book. If you already own or plan to purchase the Simple Steps to Sentence Sense for High School book, this product will be a duplicate. It is important that you follow the 8 simple steps you will find in the Simple Steps to Sentence Sense for High School book in order to fully understand how to analyze English sentences. Skipping around can be confusing and the tests in the book are cumulative. For example, Step One, Finding Prepositional Phrases, is tested in all 7 of the steps that follow.
I hope you find this unit helpful. Be sure to visit my blog http://simplestepstosentencesense.blogspot.com/ for tips and hints on grammar and usage.