#4 - Variety is the Spice of Writing:  Expanding Sentences to Add Variety

#4 - Variety is the Spice of Writing: Expanding Sentences to Add 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 Review #1

Make sure you watch both videos today!  The first one is not-to-be-missed!  The second will give you everything you need to help you with the homework pages.


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Gangnam Style "Types of Sentences" video

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Sentence Variety Review #1

Continuing to review expanding sentences and making a variety in your writing is what a great author does! So, you're a great author ... go for it!