Here is a nice set of coherence, unity, and parallelism worksheets designed to improve student writing.
Writing coherence refers to how well sentences and paragraphs are organized into an understandable whole. From the readers point of view, the train of thought must be connected, easy to follow, and make sense. Worksheets provide an incoherent model and help students revise to create a coherent paragraph.
Writing unity refers to how well sentences and paragraphs stay focused on the topic sentences and thesis statement. From the readers point of view, writing unity means that there are no irrelevant (off the point) details and that the tone of the writing remains consistent. Worksheets provide a writing sample that lacks unity and students are required to reorganize to create a unified paragraph.
The parallelism worksheet uses Lincolns Gettysburg Address. Answers provided, of course.
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