The is the first in a series of explanation worksheets on sentence fluency and sentence construction. It introduces six techniques showing students how to write more advanced simple sentence openings. It begins by stating which words should be avoided when opening simple sentences; then, it models six techniques for creating more engaging and advancved simple sentence openings (e.g. use of adverbs, participle phrases and infinitives). The recommended use is as a drafting sheet after students have created a fiction or non-fiction piece. Have them highlight the opning words in each sentence and then lead them through all the different techniques. Students should then be encouraged to redraft their prvious work accordingly. If you enjoy this piece, check out my other products on compound and complex sentence construction and writing engaging non-fiction.
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Simple Sentences and Sentence Fluency
by Mr Russell Buxton
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