Language Arts:  A Multimedia Mini Lesson for Sentence Structure, Part 2

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Sentence Structure Part 2 is one of the 30 MicroLessons (mini lessons) available in the series, Language Arts Presenter.

Just connect your computer to a digital projector or SMART Board, select a student to operate the mouse and let Kate, the avatar, teach your kids a lesson on Sentence Structure Part 2. 

This MicroLesson (like all of the others in the series) comes with a word search activity and a crossword puzzle based entirely on the presentation--the words found in the word search provide the word bank for the crossword puzzle.  

Therefore, this presentation along with the time required to complete both puzzles will require 50-60 classroom minutes.

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MicroLesson 25 Details

MicroLesson 25
Sentence Structure Part 2
Presentation Time: 25-30 min.
By the end of this MicroLesson, students will be able to...

  • recall the definitions of simple and compound sentences.
  • identify and distinguish dependent and independent clauses.
  • identify the two parts of a complex sentence.
  • recognize that dependent clauses may appear in any portion of a sentence.
  • recognize the purpose of subordinate conjunctions.
  • name at least six examples of subordinate conjunctions.
  • identify the three parts of a compound-complex sentence.
  • distinguish complex and compound-complex sentences.
  • demonstrate mastery by correctly responding to 15 multiple choice questions. 

Sentence Structure Part 2, Full Version comes with a word search, and a crossword puzzle.  

I have thoroughly tested this MicroLesson with actual students in real-life, public,  middle school classrooms--the vast majority of students became engaged, responsive, and productive (even the Ne'r-Do-Wells).

Screenshots

Both of the screenshots below are samples from the instruction portion of Sentence Structure Part 2.

These screenshots show how one of the questions and its associated answer appear in Sentence Structure Part 2:

PDF Puzzles

Here is the word search activity for Sentence Structure Part 2.

The words found in the activity above become the word bank for this crossword puzzle: 

Noteworthy Notes

Like all of the MicroLessons in the Language Arts Presenter series, Sentence Structure Part 2 includes...

  • definitions and examples.
  • direct instruction.
  • a summary of the instruction.
  • practice quizzes ranging from 5 to 15 questions.
  • an on-screen answer key.
  • a word search and crossword puzzle to extend the mini lesson. 

Teachers report that during MicroLessons, they...

  • appoint students to be mouse operators while they roam the classroom, keeping a wary eye on the knuckleheads.
  • become dynamic partners with the avatars, giving additional examples of concepts, checking for comprehension, and reading questions and answer choices orally to the class.
  • record scores, grade papers, or even work on lesson plans. 

All of the titles in the Language Arts Presenter series are accessible with any of the major web browsers, including Internet Explorer, Firefox, Google Chrome, and Safari.  As a result, these apps are compatible with all versions of both Windows and Mac.

Free Download Details and Link

Sentence Structure Part 2, Free Version is...

  • complete in every regard.
  • fully operational.
  • available for an unlimited time trial. 

The "Free Trial Version" stamps are a necessary annoyance. 

When you consider the fact that I spent two and a half years of my life developing these MicroLessons, I would sincerely hope that you would agree that giving them away completely free of charge is not a plausible option.

Download: Sentence Structure Part 2, Free Version

Full Download Details and Link

Sentence Structure Part 2, Full Version...

  • is exactly the same as the free version.
  • is completely devoid of all "Free Trial Version" stamps.
  • comes with a word search and a crossword puzzle. 

Both versions of Sentence Structure, Part 2 are accessible with any of the major web browsers, including Internet Explorer, Firefox, Google Chrome, and Safari.  As a result, these apps are compatible with all versions of both Windows and Mac.

Purchase: Sentence Structure, Part 2 (Order in the USA)

Purchase: Sentence Structure, Part 2 (Order outside of the USA)

NOW ON SALE: 50% OFF!

The Sentence Bundle contains all seven Sentence MicroLessons from the Language Arts Presenter series.

If purchased individually, the total cost for Sentence Structure Part 2 along with its 6 companions would be $34.65. The bundle is now available for the much lower cost of $16.95--a savings of over 50%!

The titles in The Sentence Bundle are as follows:

  • Types of Sentences
  • Sentence Structure, Part 1
  • Sentence Structure, Part 2
  • Run On Sentences
  • Sentence Fragments
  • Sentence Combining, Part 1
  • Sentence Combining, Part 2

The Sentence Bundle comes with a word search and a crossword puzzle for each MicroLesson.


MicroLesson 25: Sentence Structure Part 2, Full Version by Chad Manis is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.

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