Grammar Errors in Writing: Parallel Structure & Parallelism in Writing

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7th - 10th, Homeschool
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Are errors in parallelism hurting student essays? Parallelism is a difficult concept in writing. When you see a lack of parallel structure in student writing, show students how to fix this writing error with this quick grammar activity. This activity is print or digital.

This grammar lesson provides practice for students to identify a lack of parallel structure and correct the errors.

✓ A presentation that outlines the elements of parallelism with examples.

✓ 25 sentences TOTAL.

✓ A pretest (five sentences).

✓ Task cards (20 sentences, one per task card).
✓ Answer sheet for students to write the corrected sentence (numbered).
✓ Answer key.

✓ All of the material in digital format. You will receive Google Drive links to the presentation, pretest, and task cards.

Students should implement parallelism in their writing, and this activity sharpens those editing skills. Parallelism errors can be fixed with targeted grammar practice and application to writing.


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Total Pages
15 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
45 minutes
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Use parallel structure.
Recognize and correct inappropriate shifts in verb voice and mood.
Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.


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