Students use the method of their choice to combine two sentences based on an excerpt from 1984 by George Orwell. Students practice using various types of phrases and clauses to convey meaning and add variety to combined sentences.
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Students practice writing with adjectives, adverbs, and prepositional phrases by combining three or four sentences. This is activity 1 of 2 in this series.
Students practice writing with adjectives, adverbs, and prepositional phrases by combining three or four sentences. This is activity 2 of 2 in this series.
Students practice deciding whether an adjective or an adverb is needed by filling in the blank with one of the provided options.
Students learn to write descriptive sentences using adjectives, adverbs, and prepositional phrases in this teacher-led lesson.
Students learn to write complex sentences that include adjectives and adverbs in this teacher-led lesson.
Students practice using adverbs and cumulative adjectives by combining four sentences so that two cumulative adjectives are in the right order before the appropriate noun and the adverb of manner is placed correctly.
Students practice using adverbs of manner by combining two sentences. Students must change the adjective in the second kernel to an adverb before combining a sentences.