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14 Sensational Sentence Structure Resources and Activities

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Are you looking for quality resources that will help improve your students’ sentence structure? In order for your students to write well, they need to become familiar with the various elements of grammar,  as well as have an understanding of the different types of sentences! This blog highlights a number of sentence structure resources and activities that you can use in the classroom to support your students on the road to quality writing.

Sentence Structure Resources for the Classroom

Dressing Up a Sentence Activity

This activity will encourage younger students to add more descriptive language into their sentence writing. A fantastic template that can be used again and again.

Students pick a simple, boring sentence from a pack of 60 flashcards. Then, students ‘dress up’ the boring sentence by using the Dressing Up a Sentence template. This template guides the students to add more adjectives and detail to their chosen sentence!

For more information about this resource, check out our blog – Expanding Sentences | FREE Resource Download to Improve Writing.

Sentence structure resources and activities

Simple, Compound and Complex Sentences PowerPoint

An editable PowerPoint teaching resource to help introduce your students to the attributes that make up simple, compound and complex sentences.

 

Successful Sentences – Sentence Construction Cards

This set of cards helps your students write complex sentences. Why not set challenges for your students to use a specific number of common nouns, adjectives, verbs, adverbs, pronouns and conjunctions in a sentence?

Sentence structure resources for the classroom

Sentence Types – Independent and Dependent Clauses Posters

A set of 5 posters examining independent and dependent clauses, including adjectival, adverbial and noun clauses. Visually appealing posters for your classroom.

Instagram teacher, @thewrightclassroom recently shared how much she loves using them in her classroom!

Independent and dependent clauses posters for the classroom.

Build a Sentence Card Game

This card game is played in a similar way to Rummy. Players take it in turns to pick up and put down cards until they can build a sentence that is grammatically correct and a makes sense. The winner of the game is the first person to build three sentences or one ‘trump’ card sentence.

Sentence structure activity for kids

Grammar Poster Pack

This set of classroom posters covers 11 different grammar concepts including nouns (concrete and abstract), verbs, adjectives, adverbs, adverbial phrases, noun groups, articles, pronouns (personal and possessive), prepositions and conjunctions.

Grammar poster pack for the classroom

Other Sentence Structure Resources

Image of Simple Sentence Dominoes (Version 3)

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Simple Sentence Dominoes (Version 3)

A set of 30 dominoes to assist younger students with building simple sentences.

Teach Starter Publishing6 pagesYears: 1 - 2
Image of Simple Sentence Dominoes (Version 2)

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Simple Sentence Dominoes (Version 2)

A set of 30 dominoes to assist younger students with building simple sentences.

Teach Starter Publishing6 pagesYears: 1 - 2
Image of Simple Sentence Dominoes (Version 1)

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Simple Sentence Dominoes (Version 1)

A set of 30 dominoes to assist younger students with building simple sentences.

Teach Starter Publishing6 pagesYears: 1 - 2
Image of Types of Sentences Posters - Large Text

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Types of Sentences Posters - Large Text

A set of 7 posters outlining the structure of various types of sentences.

Teach Starter Publishing7 pagesYears: 1 - 6

Image of Very Important Verbs Worksheet

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Very Important Verbs Worksheet

Explore verbs within the context of the well-known story of The Gingerbread Man.

Teach Starter Publishing1 pageYears: 1 - 2
Image of Main Clauses and Subordinate Clauses Poster

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Main Clauses and Subordinate Clauses Poster

A poster explaining main clauses and subordinate clauses.

Teach Starter Publishing1 pageYears: 2 - 6
Image of Simple, Compound and Complex Sentences Worksheet Pack

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Simple, Compound and Complex Sentences Worksheet Pack

A set of 6 worksheets teaching the concept of simple, compound and complex sentences. 

Teach Starter Publishing11 pagesYears: 1 - 4
Image of Independent and Dependent Clauses Worksheet Pack

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Independent and Dependent Clauses Worksheet Pack

A set of 5 basic worksheets aimed at the lower grades to help introduce the concept of independent and dependent clauses.

Teach Starter Publishing7 pagesYears: 1 - 3

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