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- Are you looking for minilessons that will help your students improve their writing by expanding, combining, and reducing sentences? This bundle contains THREE writing PowerPoints, sixteen worksheets, and 2 reference charts.The five expansion tips featured in the Expanding Sentences PowerPoint includ$10.99$15.23Save $4.24
Are you looking for a writing lesson you can use to teach your students how to reduce wordy sentences? This PowerPoint lesson focuses on the importance of reducing sentences to make them more focused and easier for the reader to follow. This resource contains a 47-slide PowerPoint, a matching companion handout, two reference charts, and two worksheets that can be used to provide a follow-up practice opportunity.
The PowerPoint contains the following format:
Slides 1-7: Introduction
Slides 8-11: Reducing Sentences that are Longer than Necessary
Slides 12-17: Avoid Wordy Phrases
Slides 18-26: Avoid Expletive Constructions
Slides 27-31: Use a Short Sentence for Effect
Slides 32-39: Practice Slides
Slides 40-47: Reducing Sentences in the Context of a Story
The worksheets contain 4 shorter paragraphs and one longer narrative passage that have sentences that can be reduced using the four techniques highlighted throughout the PowerPoint.
The reference charts are personal anchor charts that can be glued into an interactive notebook or tucked into a writing folder. One chart lists wordy phrases and their alternatives. The other chart lists examples of sentences with expletive constructions.
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