Sentence Combining & Varying Sentence Beginnings Handouts - Print & Digital

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7th - 10th
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Support your students with enhancing their writing skills with Sentence Combining Lessons and Practice! Students learn and practice combining simple sentences using modifiers, conjunctions, subordinate clauses, and commas. Also includes practice on techniques for Varying Sentence Beginnings.


  • lesson handout on how to combine sentences
  • practice worksheet giving students the opportunity to combine up to three sentences into one clear and coherent sentence; Answer Key with possible responses included (since students are creating their own sentences, answers will vary)
  • handout introducing 4 tools to combine sentences, including using modifiers, conjunctions, subordinate clauses, and commas
  • practice sheet having students combine 3 or more sentences into one or two sentences, then identifying the technique they used; Answer Key with possible responses included (since students are creating their own sentences, answers will vary)
  • lesson handout on Varying Sentence Beginnings, covering several techniques, plus 4 sample paragraphs in which to practice varying sentence beginnings with a pre-written paragraph; Answers will vary widely.

Includes both PRINTABLE and DIGITAL VERSIONS for Distance Learning and In-Person Classrooms.


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