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Sentence variety

When teaching your students to vary their sentence beginnings, use this list of 8 different ways to begin sentences. Give students a copy to keep in their Writing folders for reference! Writer's Workshop, Sentence Fluency, Sentence Beginnings, Six Traits, 6 Traits

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Interesting for any writer, saved this for myself: This Sentence Has Five Words – Gary Provost

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Mentor Sentences - Sentence Variety for Middle and High School - UPDATED

Adding sentence variety to student writing using mentor sentences. Works perfect for middle and high school!

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Crafting Power Sentences

Crafting Power Sentences: Excellent blog post with a lesson on how to teach kids to write powerful sentences

This blog post includes helpful teaching tips and free task cards to help students vary their sentences.

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Lesson Plans: Poe's Cask of Amontillado and Brushstrokes Sentence Variety

Five-lesson plan for Edgar Allan Poe's "Cask of Amontillado" aligned to Texas's TEKS. Use the short story to introduce or review elements of fiction. Grammar mini-lessons and warm-ups use Brushstrokes strategies from Harry R. Noden's *Image Grammar* to teach sentence variety. Zip File Contents: = lesson plans = Brushstrokes overheads = Sentence variety handouts

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