5th Grade - Combine Sentences
Identify within context a variety of appropriate sentence-combining techniques (i.e., comma+ coordinating conjunction, use of semicolon, introductory phrases and/or clauses). SPI 0501.1.8
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- Avoiding Primer Language - combine the following sentences into one effective sentence with only one independent clause
- Choose best conjunction to combine sentences - eleven-question multiple-choice quiz
- Adding Words to Make Sentences - [Skillwise worksheet] Exercise in adding words to make complete sentences
- 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.]
- Clause Connecting Rules - from the Hunter College Reading and Writing Center, a handout on grammar and mechanics
- Clauses: 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
- Clauses: The Essential Building Blocks - introductory information about types of clauses
- Combining Choppy Sentences - lesson plan with practice [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.]
- Combining Sentences - Decide the best way to write each underlined section and choose the correct answer - quiz
- 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.
- Combining Sentences - online quiz
- Combining Sentences 2 - another quiz on the topic
- Combining Sentences - online lesson followed by an activity
- Combining Sentences for Variety and Clarity - a large number of sample sentences and their suggested revision
- Combining Sentences Quiz - three-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.]
- Combining Sentences with Appositives - Combine the sentences in each numbered item by changing the information in the second sentence to an appositive or an appositive phrase and adding it to the first sentence.
- Combining Subordinate and Independent Clauses in One Sentence - explanation from Dummies.com
- 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]
- Identifying Independent Clauses - quiz with ten multiple-choice questions
- Identifying Independent Clauses: 2 - second quiz, also with ten multiple-choice questions
- Identifying Independent and Dependent Clauses - This handout defines dependent and independent clauses and explores how they are treated in standard usage.
- Introduction to Sentence Combining - lesson and activity
- Make a Compound Sentence Game - [Skillwise game] Can you make the compound sentence? [Click on the image of the game to begin.]
- Make a Sentence Game - [Skillwise game] Can you make the sentence? [Click on the image of the game to begin.]
- The Need to Combine Sentences - Sentences have to be combined to avoid the monotony that would surely result if all sentences were brief and of equal length. This lesson is followed by three quizzes.
- Putting Sentences Together - [Skillwise worksheet]
- Rearranging Jumbled Words to Make Sentences - [Skillwise worksheet] exercise in writing complete sentences
- Sentence Combining - online quiz
- 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.
- Sentence Sort - Help the fox get across the park by selecting what type of sentence is shown.
- Sentence Speedway - Students identify sentence parts as phrase, dependent clause or independent clause.
- Subject Verb Mix-Up - Build a sentence by selecting a subject, verb, and a sentence ending that makes sense.
- Using Compound Sentences - [Skillwise game] Can you make a compound sentence? [Click on the image of the game to begin.]
- Writing Compound Sentences - [Skillwise factsheet] how to write compound sentences
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