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7th Grade - Syntactic Structures

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Incorporate some variety of syntactic structures for effect when appropriate (e.g., modifying phrases, parenthetical expressions). 0701.3.13


Links verified on 5/26/2014


  1. Combining Sentences for Variety and Clarity - LEO offers a large number of sample revisions
  2. Commas That Set Off Added Elements - be printed for students An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format This link includes something for the teacher to print
  3. Commas with transitional phrases, parenthetical or contrasting expressions - online exercise; Insert commas where necessary in the following sentences. [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.]
  4. Parenthetical Expression - ten question quiz - Decide which choice contains the sentence with the correctly placed commas by clicking on the red button next to that choice This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  5. Sentence Variety - explanation with examples.
  6. Sentence Variety - This resource presents methods for adding sentence variety and complexity to writing that may sound repetitive or boring. Sections are divided into general tips for varying structure, a discussion of sentence types, and specific parts of speech which can aid in sentence variety.
  7. Sentence Variety - large number of tips about sentence variety plus links to related quizzes
  8. A PowerPoint show related to this standardSentence Variety - 37 slides explaining nine sentence patterns to encourage variety [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.]

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