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#1 - Variety is the Spice of Writing:  Sentence Variety

#1 - Variety is the Spice of Writing: Sentence Variety

Author: Janice Davis

By the end of this unit, all students will be able to:

  • vary sentences in a written piece, specifically to add author's voice and avoid redundancy. 
  • identify differences between sentence structures such as simple, compound, complex, and compound-complex.
  • apply creative techniques to vary sentences such as figurative language, wording in a sentence, and advanced punctuation for effect.

Through this study, students will see a variety of sentence structures in several skill-building tutorials.  Then, in-class and homework practices will include application of the techniques.  A final written piece will test students and their abilities to incorporate sentence variety in an informational or persuasive essay.

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Sentence Variety in Your Writing

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Sentence Variety in Your Writing

Do you enjoy reading boring stories -- ones with the same types of sentences and words over and over and over again? Of course not. None of us do. Then, wouldn't you also want to write in a way that's exciting for your reader? Of course you would! Check out this tutorial to learn more about this awesome writing technique. Your writing ... and readers ... will thank you!

This slide show was created by Ms. Amy Cheek. Mrs. Davis is simply reading and explaining it in this video.