Teach your students how important writing in parallel structure is by breaking down the concept into these 3 well-scaffolded lessons. Each lesson engages your learners and gives them a clear path to master the concept of writing in parallel structure (or parallelism).
These lessons highlight how great authors write in parallel structure by using mentor sentences for your students to observe and emulate.
If your students have an understanding of parts of speech, teach them how to craft better sentences by teaching the first lesson that focuses on nouns, verbs, adjectives, and adverbs in parallel form.
Once your students grasp phrases and clauses, teach the other 2 lessons!
- Includes a warm-up game that wakes your students up
- References to pop culture in the example sentences get students' attention (these slides are customizable to fit your students' interests)
- Beautiful and intriguing mentor sentences that showcase what parallel structure is
- Sentence frames allow your students to have a clear path to mastery
- Video prompts give your students something fun about which to write
Students will observe, discuss, and respond to mentor sentences, and then craft their own sentences using parallel structure!
- A video tutorial that gives a detailed explanation of how to teach the lesson (2 of the 3 lessons include the video tutorials, and the third tutorial will be added soon)
- Google slides lesson (12-17 slides per lesson)
- Teacher notes are included on each slide to help convey concepts clearly
- Guided notes for students (printable and digital versions)
NEW: I just added a fully-editable quiz you can use at the end of this mini-unit (digital and printable versions included).
Using mentor sentences is a better way to teach grammar than with isolated worksheets. This method allowed my students to actually move beyond regurgitation and actually start using the concepts in their own writing.
Are you curious to read more about mentor sentences and how to use them? Check out my full explanation with examples on my blog HERE!