Our Effective Sentences for Meaning/Interest lesson plan helps students develop strategies to make their sentences more effective. Four suggestions are listed for writing meaningful sentences: unity, economy, clarity, and coherence. Three additional suggestions are listed for writing interesting sentences: variety, emphasis, and rhythm. Each suggestion is defined with example sentences to enhance students’ understanding. During this lesson, students are asked to work with a partner to rewrite a story in a more effective way, using the strategies laid out in the lesson. Students are also asked to match terms with their definitions, demonstrating their understanding of the lesson vocabulary.
At the end of the lesson, students will be able to expand, combine, and reduce sentences for meaning, reader/listener interest, and style.