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All About the Informative Essay
All About the Informative Essay
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All About the Informative Essay
Informative essays have a structure that is fairly easy to dissect. This lesson includes an anchor essay which students will mark up, a mixed-up essay outline for them to sort, and a web for them to organize ideas for their own essay.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Crafting Your Persuasive Letter
Crafting Your Persuasive Letter
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Crafting Your Persuasive Letter
Knowing how to write an effective persuasive letter is a powerful tool. Students will learn how to advocate for their ideas by planning and drafting a well-supported persuasive letter on an issue of their choice.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Compound Sentence Creations
Compound Sentence Creations
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Compound Sentence Creations
When it comes to writing, simple is boring! Use this lesson to teach your students how to take their sentences from simple to compound by using coordinating conjunctions.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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An Introduction to Simple, Compound, and Complex Sentences
An Introduction to Simple, Compound, and Complex Sentences
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An Introduction to Simple, Compound, and Complex Sentences
Introduce your students to three sentence structures. In this exercise, students will participate in a reading scavenger hunt as they look for different types of sentences in a short story.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Writing More Complex Sentences
Writing More Complex Sentences
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Writing More Complex Sentences
Students will become sentence construction gurus as they learn to craft more sophisticated sentences. Specifically, young writers will use subordinating conjunctions to combine dependent and independent clauses to craft complex sentences.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Opinion Essay Essentials
Opinion Essay Essentials
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Opinion Essay Essentials
Opinion essays have a structure that is fairly easy to dissect. This lesson includes an anchor essay which students will mark up, a mixed-up essay outline for them to sort, and a web for them to organize ideas for their own essay.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Plural Noun Practice
Plural Noun Practice
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Plural Noun Practice
This lesson gives young explorers a chance to find plural nouns around the classroom and use them to build sentences. It nourishes students' creative sides while helping them learn.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Let's Write Compound Sentences with Fanboys!
Let's Write Compound Sentences with Fanboys!
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Let's Write Compound Sentences with Fanboys!
In this great grammar lesson, students will practice using coordinating conjunctions to write compound sentences.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Calling All Nonfiction Writers!
Calling All Nonfiction Writers!
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Calling All Nonfiction Writers!
The hardest part of writing an essay can be the first few steps. This lesson and accompanying graphic organizers will help students map out their ideas and practice crafting paragraphs. With this support, your writers will be off and running!
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Get Crafty! Combining Sentences
Get Crafty! Combining Sentences
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Get Crafty! Combining Sentences
Give your class the "write" stuff! In this lesson, your students will learn to master combining sentences using sentences with the same subjects or predicates.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Revising Your Persuasive Letter
Revising Your Persuasive Letter
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Revising Your Persuasive Letter
Once your students have drafted a persuasive letter, use this lesson to help them polish their writing. Students will use a checklist to ensure that all of the most important parts of their letter are included and the argument is solid.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Narrative Prewriting Activities
Narrative Prewriting Activities
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Narrative Prewriting Activities
So your students are going to write a narrative? Use these prewriting exercises to help them choose an idea and plan out their story.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Once Upon a Question Mark
Once Upon a Question Mark
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Once Upon a Question Mark
What's the question? In this lesson about question marks, students will learn how to write and identify questions, generate their own questions, and read with punctuation marks in mind.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Describe Character Actions in Order
Describe Character Actions in Order
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Describe Character Actions in Order
Use this lesson to teach your students to describe the characters' actions using the basic sentence structure of subject + verb + object. This lesson can stand alone or be used as a pre-lesson for the *How Do You Solve a Problem?* lesson.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Experience Explanations
Experience Explanations
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Experience Explanations
When your students make connections to their personal lives, their writing will flourish! Use this lesson plan as a springboard to helping students plan and develop their own personal narratives.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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The Period
The Period
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The Period
Familiarize your young scholars with declarative and imperative sentences using this simple English lesson. Students will love learning about periods through a series of sentence-writing exercises.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Musical Chairs with Complex Sentences
Musical Chairs with Complex Sentences
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Musical Chairs with Complex Sentences
In this great grammar lesson, students will learn to identify the independent and dependent clause in a complex sentence. Then, they will play a game of grammar-themed musical chairs!
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Add Rhythm to Your Writing with Sentence Pattern Variation
Add Rhythm to Your Writing with Sentence Pattern Variation
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Add Rhythm to Your Writing with Sentence Pattern Variation
Some say that variety is the spice of life. In writing this is true as well. Students will learn to vary sentence patterns in their writing to give their pieces cadence and rhythm.
Reading & Writing
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Sentence Combining: Subjects and Verbs
Sentence Combining: Subjects and Verbs
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Sentence Combining: Subjects and Verbs
Help your students recognize when they are writing simple, boring sentences. This lesson will teach them to combine similar elements and improve the flow of sentences.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Supporting Opinions with Style
Supporting Opinions with Style
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Supporting Opinions with Style
Your students’ organization and prewriting skills will shine as they introduce their topic, state an opinion, and list three supporting reasons.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Linking the Logic
Linking the Logic
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Linking the Logic
Are your students’ persuasive essays seamless and connected? In this persuasive writing lesson, students will learn how to write for a specific audience, linking opinions with reasons. Transition words are the missing links!
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Sentence Structure Lesson Plans

Simple, compound, and complex sentence lesson plans... what a mouthful! But Education.com makes these lesson plans enjoyable for kids of all ages. Teachers use these lesson plans when kids are ready to spice up their writing and go a step further than just one sentence stories. We are super excited to help your young scholars will turn into sentence gurus!