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Learning to Construct Effective Sentences

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A teacher talks about using mentor texts to help students learn how to construct effective sentences. She asks the students what they notice in the sentence. Students discuss the features of the...

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Building a Solid Foundation for Writing

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Teachers describe how they teach handwriting, spelling, and sentence construction skills. The teachers also use technology in their classroom to explore texts with their students and to teach...

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Appositive Worksheet: How Do Experts Do It?

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This sample material offers an example of different nonfiction sentences in a mentor text to show students how authors use appositives to craft sentences. Listen to the audio interview, Learning to...

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Keep It Simple

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Teachers can use this template to teach sentence construction in different subject areas to show sentence patterns and to help students construct simple and complex sentences. Listen to the audio...

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Check This Out

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Use the example questions from this sample material to help students understand sentence construction and different techniques that authors use to craft effective sentences. To learn how one...

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