Sentence Variety—4 Methods for Varying Sentence Beginnings

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This packet is from my Looking Good on Paper line and focuses on the following methods for varying sentence beginnings:
* Introductory Appositive Phrases
* Introductory Infinitive Phrases
* Introductory Participial Phrases
* Introductory Prepositional Phrases

For each of the four phrases, there is an Understand It section, a Practice It section, and an Apply It section. Also included are a comprehensive practice activity, a thorough answer key, and a final test--everything teachers need to teach this valuable skill! Very thorough, student-friendly, and easy to use; 20 pages in all.

Download the preview to see the entire Introductory Infinitive Phrases section! Thanks for looking!

Here is my complete line of LOOKING GOOD ON PAPER products:

* AVOIDING EMPTY SUBJECTS: IT and THERE (5 pages)
Students learn when to use and when to avoid starting clauses with IT and THERE and practice using four methods to eliminate them from their writing. Great for strengthening sentences!

* POINT OF VIEW IN EXPOSITORY WRITING (17 pages)
Students discover the importance of considering which point of view to use in their writing. A valuable writing skill!

* FOUR METHODS FOR VARYING SENTENCE BEGINNINGS (22 pages)
Students practice adding variety to sentences using appositive, infinitive, prepositional, and participial phrases. Easy to understand and apply to their own writing!

* CAPITALIZING TITLES (9 pages)
Students use inductive reasoning to discover capitalization rules as they apply to titles. Reinforces the rules so much better than simply presenting a list of them to students!

*PERSONAL NARRATIVE ESSAYS Lesson Plan (19 pages)
Students are introduced to the parts of a narrative essay: intro paragraph, hook, main idea statement, rising action, climax and falling action. They also discover the importance of mood and dialogue in stories. Includes essay assignment and rubric. Great sample essays!

* SIX-STEP PRE-WRITING PROCESS FOR PERSUASIVE ESSAYS (10 pages)
This packet provides students with everything they need to prepare for writing a persuasive essay. An excellent resource!

* INTRO TO WRITING UNIT DISCUSSION: HOW IS WRITING DIFFERENT FROM SPEAKING? (3 pages)
An excellent way to reinforce the differences between writing and speaking and a great icebreaker for starting a writing unit!

* TEN WAYS WRITERS ESTABLISH MOOD (6 pages)
This lesson shows students how important mood is in writing and provides them with ten methods writers use to establish mood. Perfect for personal narratives or creative writing!

Pegi Bevins
Word-Wise Language Arts Resources
Fun Teaching~Fun Learning!
Total Pages
20
Answer Key
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Teaching Duration
1 Week

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Sentence Variety—4 Methods for Varying Sentence Beginnings
Sentence Variety—4 Methods for Varying Sentence Beginnings
Sentence Variety—4 Methods for Varying Sentence Beginnings
Sentence Variety—4 Methods for Varying Sentence Beginnings