Sentence Building & Writing: Varied Sentence Starts
Perfect for the beginning of the year, and for writing programs of all types, this common core aligned complete “sentence start” unit includes teacher notes outlining the topic of each lesson, instructional, printable handouts followed by printable engaging practice opportunities for each varied sentence start taught.
In addition, this ordered approach gives detailed instruction of each step for both the student and the teacher. Clear and creative designs visually reinforce concepts taught. Activities allow for ample writing of sentences with varied sentence starts, incorporation of varied sentences in complete paragraphs and extensive flash-card concept review materials for optimal review of the distinct sentence types.
The specific practice opportunities definitively teach seven different sentence starts with ample and varied methods of incorporation. Over 90 pages in length, this varied “sentence start” writing unit contains seven large sub-units that can be broken out into 14 lessons, or more if desired. These lessons can be spread out longer at the initiation of this study and refined for review in successive years. The following topics are included:
The Subject Start
The Preposition Start.
The Adverb Start
The Gerund start
Verb form starts
The Clausal Start
In thirty-five years of teaching it is my position that this is one method of radically improving student’s writing that is both “quick-hit” in nature and pays large dividends. It is also a highly underdeveloped aspect in many students’ writing arsenal. In other words, great results can occur rapidly through the use of these targeted, thoughtful lessons and activities.
34 pages of interactive, printable activities & sentence practice sheets
36 pages of flash card cutouts
14 pages of teaching notes & lesson overviews