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Use Syntactic Variety


Incorporate some variety of syntactic structures for effect when appropriate (e.g., modifying phrases, parenthetical expressions). 0601.3.13

Links verified on 6/1/2014

  1. Combining Sentences for Variety and Clarity - LEO offers a large number of sample revisions
  2. Commas with transitional phrases, parenthetical or contrasting expressions - online exercise; Insert commas where necessary in the following sentences.
  3. 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
  4. Sentence Variety - explanation with examples.
  5. 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.
  6. Sentence Variety - large number of tips about sentence variety plus links to related quizzes

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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