Students with good sentence fluency include complex sentences in their writing. Using this worksheet, students "try out" using words like although, because, when, before, and after. This worksheet is also a great way for students to practice the use of commas, phrases, and clauses. Perfect for the following Common Core Standards Language Skills:
Grade 4: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.4.3a Choose words and phrases to convey ideas precisely.*
Grade 5: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.5.2b Use a comma to separate an introductory element from the rest of the sentence.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.5.3a Expand, combine, and reduce sentences for meaning, reader/listener interest, and style.
Grade 6: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.6.3a Vary sentence patterns for meaning, reader/listener interest, and style.*
Grade 7: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.7.1a Explain the function of phrases and clauses in general and their function in specific sentences.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.7.1b Choose among simple, compound, complex, and compound-complex sentences to signal differing relationships among ideas.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.7.1c Place phrases and clauses within a sentence, recognizing and correcting misplaced and dangling modifiers.*