This free handbook is a "quick" (condensed) version of Sentence Craft, which uses the crafting process of the video game Minecraft as a metaphor for crafting effective sentences.
This quick mod handbook is meant for teachers on a tight schedule or just wanting to introduce or review apprentice (basic-level) crafting of simple, compound, complex, and compound-complex sentences using coordinating and subordinating conjunctions.
This handbook includes helpful visual representations (crafting recipes) of the structures of each sentence type as well as four engaging activities.
If desired, a supplementary google slide show is available at this link.
Note: For more advanced elements and extended sentence structures, see the standard Sentence Craft mods.
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Apply knowledge of language to understand how language functions in different contexts, to make effective choices for meaning or style, and to comprehend more fully when reading or listening.
Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.
Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.