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5th Grade - Combining Sentences

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Eliminate reliance on simple sentences by combining independent clauses, by creating compound subjects and/or predicates, by using introductory phrases or clauses, or by appropriate use of a semicolon. 0501.1.14


Links verified on 8/30/2014


  1. Adding Words to Make Sentences - [Skillwise worksheet] Exercise in adding words to make complete sentences This link includes something for the teacher to print
  2. Avoiding Primer Language - Try to combine the eight sentences in this quiz into one effective sentence with only one independent clause. This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  3. Choppy Sentences - In this lesson you will learn how to combine choppy sentences by adding modifying words and phrases. Two rules are given with examples. That is followed by five sentences to combine and then an eight question quiz. [This expired link is available through the Wayback Machine Internet Archive. If the page doesn't load quickly click on Impatient? at the bottom right of the page.] This link includes something for the teacher to print
  4. Clause Connecting Rules - from the Hunter College Reading and Writing Center, a handout on grammar and mechanics
  5. A PowerPoint show related to this standardClauses: Building Blocks for Sentences - [11 slides] introductory slide show with a final slide in memory of the late creator of the show, Dr. Charles Darling
  6. Clauses: The Essential Building Blocks - introductory information about types of clauses
  7. Combining Sentences - We may do this because sentences are closely related in meaning and belong together, and because it is boring to read a series of short sentences that have a similar structure.
  8. Combining Sentences - online quiz This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  9. Combining Sentences 2 - another quiz on the topic This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  10. Combining Sentences - online lesson followed by an activity This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  11. Combining Sentences for Variety and Clarity - a large number of sample sentences and their suggested revision
  12. Combining Subordinate and Independent Clauses in One Sentence - explanation from Dummies.com
  13. Fanboys - joining independent clauses with coordinating conjunctions [Note: FANBOYS is an acronym made from the first letter of each connector word listed at the site]
  14. Identifying Independent Clauses - quiz with ten multiple-choice questions This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  15. Identifying Independent Clauses: 2 - second quiz, also with ten multiple-choice questions This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  16. Identifying Independent and Dependent Clauses - This handout defines dependent and independent clauses and explores how they are treated in standard usage.
  17. Make a Compound Sentence Game - [Skillwise game] Can you make the compound sentence? [Click on the image of the game to begin.] This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  18. Make a Sentence Game - [Skillwise game] Can you make the sentence? [Click on the image of the game to begin.] This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  19. Putting Sentences Together - [Skillwise worksheet] This link includes something for the teacher to print
  20. Rearranging Jumbled Words to Make Sentences - [Skillwise worksheet] exercise in writing complete sentences This link includes something for the teacher to print
  21. Sentence Combining Skills - Sentences have to be combined to avoid the monotony that would surely result if all sentences were brief and of equal length.
  22. Sentence Sort - Help the fox get across the park by selecting what type of sentence is shown. This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  23. Sentence Speedway - Students identify sentence parts as phrase, dependent clause or independent clause. This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  24. Subject Verb Mix-Up - Build a sentence by selecting a subject, verb, and a sentence ending that makes sense. This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  25. Using Compound Sentences - [Skillwise game] Can you make a compound sentence? [Click on the image of the game to begin.] This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  26. Writing Compound Sentences - [Skillwise factsheet] how to write compound sentences This link includes something for the teacher to print



A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessons site for teachers | A PowerPoint show related to this standard PowerPoint show | An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format Acrobat document | A Microsoft Word document to be downloaded Word document | This interactive site would work well on an interactive whiteboard whiteboard resource | This resource includes voice instructions for students sound | A video is available through this link video format | This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data interactive lesson | This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding a quiz | A lesson plan can be found at this site lesson plan | This link includes something for the teacher to print to print

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