Easy Writing: Teaching Students How to Write Complex Sentence Structures
Focusing on sentences only (no paragraph instruction), Easy Writing teaches students how to write higher level sentences with varied sentence structure. Divided into two levels--elementary (grades 4-6) and junior high/high school--each level begins with easier instruction and progresses to more difficult concepts. There are eight units in each level, each focusing on items in a series, semicolons, appositives, present participial phrases, past participial phrases, having + past participles, subordinate clauses, and relative clauses. Instruction is clear and straightforward. Each skill usually has two lessons to reinforce concepts; students may not need to do every lesson. To promote mastery, students should practice what they have learned by incorporating concepts into their writing. Use Easy Writing as a unit of study or a couple of days each week throughout the year.
This book offers a good balance of instruction, examples and practice. After finishing the book, students will be very familiar with complex sentences and will have the knowledge to use more compelling sentences in their writing. Answers are included in the back. Pages are reproducible for noncommercial use only. ~ Gina
This book teaches students how to write higher level and varied sentence structures.
It does not teach paragraph composition. Students learn in a step-by-step method, how to write:
- Sentences containing verbals
- Sentences using present and past participles (in phrases)
- Appositive construction
- Sentences using semicolons for more intricate formats
- Sentences containing relative clauses
- Sentences using subordinate clauses
- Reproducible worksheets
Two levels are included in one book.
- Level one for elementary students
- Level two for junior high, high school, and/or adult students
These materials focus on grammar but also include some writinginstruction.
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