Most often students tend to begin sentences with the simple subject followed by the predicate. For example, “Firefighters battle the fire.” Starting sentences only this way makes for choppy writing. Beginning sentences in a variety of ways results in more fluent, natural, and enjoyable sentences to read.
This resource is a sequel to another product I created that explained four easy ways to begin sentences using adjectives, adverbs, and adverbial phrases describing “where” and “when. This follow-up resource covers more sophisticated sentence starters listed below:
· Infinitive phrases (“to” + verb)
· Participial phrases (verb + “ing”)
· Dependent clauses
Each type of sentence beginning is defined and explained, and examples are provided via an interactive slideshow with 90+ slides. Students are given the opportunity to practice identifying these beginnings as well as writing sentences with these starters.
There are comments with teaching tips for most of the slides.
Also included are practice sheets and a mini poster with all seven ways to begin sentences that are covered in both products.
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