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Sentence Scramble

Young writers will learn to manipulate and combine sentences with conjunctions and adverb phrases. This skill helps students understand that crafting sentences is a creative and artistic process.
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Learning Objectives

Students will be able to use adverb phrases and conjunctions to combine and enhance sentences.


(5 minutes)
  • Discuss: How is making sentences like playing with building blocks? Conduct a think-pair-share.
  • Point out that words and phrases are ideas and you can put them in different orders like building blocks. Different combinations make sentences longer or shorter, choppier or smoother, clearer or more muddled.
  • Add that it’s important to understand how to manipulate sentences and how those choices impact the flow of the piece.

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fourth grade
Subject Reading & Writing