High School Grammar & Sentence Structure Activities, Reference Sheet

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My students needed some practice with these skills. I was easily able to print this and add it as our weekly grammar practice to the paper packets that were sent home.
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Teach or review high school grammar, sentence structure, and sentence variety, including phrases and clauses, with this detailed and easy-to-use sentence structure activities and reference sheet. Students will refer to this reference sheet as they go on a "scavenger hunt" for simple, compound, complex, and compound-complex sentences, as well as seven different types of phrases. Writing style checklist and writing reflection are included, as well!

Helpful Tip: This is the perfect go-to resource that can be used all year long for any writing assessment! I print this on heavy, bright card stock and introduce it while students are working on their first writing assessment. Students keep their reference sheets in their folders and use them over and over again!

This resource is part of a mini-bundle! Click here to see how you can pair this resource with a set of five different "mad-libs-style" cootie catchers and a set of ten fill-in-the-blank stories.

Students Will Identify and Write:

★Independent and Dependent Clauses

★Simple, Compound, Complex, and Compound-Complex Sentences

★Absolute Phrases

★Adjective Phrases

★Appositive Phrases

★Infinitive Phrases

★Past and Present Participle Phrases

★Prepositional Phrases

★Relative Clauses

★Adverbial Clauses


Here’s what you’ll receive in this resource:

Grammar and Sentence Variety Reference Guide (2 Pages) so that you don't have to recreate the wheel. It's beautifully designed and can be a go-to sentence variety writing resource for students.

Scavenger Hunt Identification Activity (2 Pages) so that you can reinforce understanding of phrases and clauses in an interactive way!

Writing Style Checklist (1 Page) so that you can give students clear and easy-to-use revision resource that highlights ways to combine sentences, ways to write with sentence variety, and ways to create sentence rhythm.

Writing Self-Reflection (1 Page) so that you can easily assess student understanding and tap into the power of meta-cognition.

Teacher Overview (1 Page) so that you have instructions and tips for using this assignment with students at your fingertips.

This resource is helpful for:

★ Teachers who are looking to save time with ready-made resources.

★ Teachers who are looking for a fun and engaging way to teach and/or review grammar skills.


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7 pages
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Use parallel structure.
Use various types of phrases (noun, verb, adjectival, adverbial, participial, prepositional, absolute) and clauses (independent, dependent; noun, relative, adverbial) to convey specific meanings and add variety and interest to writing or presentations.
Apply the understanding that usage is a matter of convention, can change over time, and is sometimes contested.
Resolve issues of complex or contested usage, consulting references (e.g., Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of English Usage, Garner’s Modern American Usage) as needed.
Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.


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