At the bottom of this post, you will find a link to all materials needed to complete this varying sentences lesson.
Activity #1 ~ Types of Sentence Problems
These three sentence problems are ones I see repeatedly in student writing. Recognizing different types of sentence problems is essential if you don’t wish for your students to make errors. This foldable style graphic organizer makes students aware of common mistakes that are frequently made:
Activity #2 ~ Types of Sentences
Once students realize they have short choppy sentences (or long stringy sentences), they will need to correct them by turning the some of the sentences into different types. This organizer goes over four sentence types:
Activity #3 ~ Ways to Correct Run-On Sentences
This organizer explains four different ways to correct run-on sentences:
You can get the pdf file here.
A similar blog post may be found here. It features a similar set of free printable organizers. It also has a link to a PowerPoint.
I reworked the the organizers from this post adding graphics. If you prefer to print on only one side of the page, use the organizers from this post. If you wish the students to have sample sentences to correct and don’t mind printing on two sides of the paper, check out this post.