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#3 - Variety is the Spice of Writing:  Avoiding Simple Sentences Plague

#3 - Variety is the Spice of Writing: Avoiding Simple Sentences Plague

Author: Janice Davis
Description:

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.

In this segment, you will discover some new secrets about Mrs. Davis!  Oh, and you'll learn a little more about how to use key words to make your sentences flow, less choppy, and much more exciting!

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Avoiding Simple Sentences: Combine key words or expand it ... Which to do?

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Avoiding Simple Sentences Plague (pp. 120-121)

Hungry. Fresh-ground. Slobbering. Tomorrow. No, it's not dog food, but it is a key ingredient to making your sentences more exciting. When you use key words to combine sentences, you can make two boring sentences into one really dog-gone awesome sentence! In this segment, you will discover some new secrets about Mrs. Davis! Oh, and you'll learn a little more about how to use key words to make your sentences flow, less choppy, and much more exciting!