Teacher's Guide to Effective Sentence Writing
This practical book provides explicit instructions for teaching sentence-level skills to students who have difficulties in this area. The author explains the key role of sentence combining in the writing process and presents effective techniques for instruction and assessment. Numerous sample lessons, practice activities, planning tips, and grammatical pointers make it easy for teachers to incorporate sentence combining and construction into the writing curriculum at all grade levels (2-12). Accessible and engaging, the book helps teachers and students experiment with different ways to arrange thoughts and produce meaningful written work.
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2The Importance of the Sentence
3What Is Sentence Combining?
Part IITeaching and Assessment
4The Cognitive Challenge of Combining Sentances
5Types of SentenceCombining Exercises
7Teaching Sentence Combining
Part IIISample Unit of Instruction Practice Activities and Exercises
10Sample Unit of Instruction
12Common Grammatical Terms and Exercise Sequence
13Word Phrase and ClauseLength Exercises
14Exercises with Multiple Grammatical Elements