Convey Tone & Mood with Sentence Length

Convey Tone & Mood with Sentence Length

Convey Tone & Mood with Sentence Length May 5, 2017 | [Writing] Before expecting students to vary their sentence lengths, we first have to define what constitutes different lengths. Explain that short sentences include 1-3 words, medium sentences include 4-9...
Use Grammar to Improve Sentence Fluency

Use Grammar to Improve Sentence Fluency

Sentence fluency is a difficult trait to master. Because we often speak in short choppy fragments or long, gangly run-ons, students bring those habits into their writing. They write how they speak. It doesn’t take long for students to realize that if they just...
Stretch Sentences with the Dice Game

Stretch Sentences with the Dice Game

Ready to push your students to elongate their sentences? Ready for students to intermix their short and choppy sentences with longer, meatier, sentences? With the Dice Game, you can help students supersize their sentences. First, identify a topic that everyone will...