Tired of your students writing sentences that all start the same way? Me too! This is the first in a series of mini-lessons designed to teach students a variety of ways to improve their writing through varying sentence beginnings. Through a series of examples and short exercises, this mini-lesson introduces students to the participle and participial phrase.
Sure, there are other products like this available. Most of them, though, use example sentences from fiction writing. On the other hand, this resource uses examples of analytical writing, showing your students that academic essays don't have to be stale and boring!
Using this resource, sentences, and write their own sentences. The three handouts in this product are suitable for bellringers, mini grammar lessons, or post-lesson homework.
Stop reading boring essays!