Our Sentence Variety Lesson Plan develops written expression as students discover how to vary sentence patterns for meaning, reader interest, and style. This fun, interactive lesson also elevates awareness of the presence and impacts of varying sentences in stories that captivate and evoke imagery within the reader. Students are asked to work collaboratively to rewrite stories with better sentence variety and then share their rewrites with the class, building their presentation skills. Students are also asked to rewrite stories with good sentence variety as one with bad sentence variety to demonstrate that they understand what a story with bad variety looks like.
At the end of the lesson, students will be able to vary sentence patterns for meaning, reader interest, and style.
Common Core State Standards: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.4.3.A, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.5.3.A, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.6.3.A