Sentence Variety

Our Sentence Variety lesson plan teaches students about sentence variety, including what they are and how and when they are used. Students practice defining and using sentence variety correctly in order to improve their writing and reading comprehension skills.

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

Additional information


Language Arts


4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade

Customer Reviews
5.0 Based on 2 Reviews
Write a Review

Thank you for submitting a review!

Your input is very much appreciated. Share it with your friends so they can enjoy it too!

Filter Reviews:
    Robin L.
    Sentence Variety

    My students enjoyed the activity a great deal. It is a great hands-on way to teach a not-so-exciting skill. I used it with 5th graders, and they thought it was awesome!

    Gayle G.
    Great products

    Used with students- success!!