Print and go! Mentor sentences are a great way to teach students writing structure. This exercise includes models for signal phrases, explanatory phrases, and block quotes.
This activity can be purchased at a discount as part of my Writing Style: Unit Bundle! With twenty-two pages and ten activities, this bundle has everything you need to improve writing style, and includes lessons on concision, register, replacing "to be" verbs, omitting "I", periodic sentence structure, transitions, and quote integration. I use these lessons in both my high school and college English courses. As a result, I always see an improvement in student writing.
Writing Style: Unit Bundle
Activities in this bundle include:
Mentor Sentences Worksheet: Integrating Quotes #1
Mentor Sentences Worksheet: Integrating Quotes #2
Mentor Sentences Worksheet: Internal Transitions
Replacing “To Be” Verbs Lesson and Mentor Sentences Worksheet
Mentor Sentences Worksheet: Omitting “I”
Mentor Sentences Worksheet: Colons, Semi-Colons, and Commas
Mentor Sentences Worksheet: Periodic Sentence Structure
Writing with Concision: Improving Sentence Clarity Worksheet
Revising Colloquial Language: Formal vs Informal Register Worksheet and Handouts
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