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  • 1. Sentence Fluency The fifth element of the 6 + 1 Writing Traits
  • 2. What is sentence fluency?
    • We all know what a sentence is. Right?
    • Fluency is when something moves with smoothness and ease.
    • Sentence+Fluency=
    • Sentences that flow smoothly together.
  • 3. Variety is good!
    • Variety – different kinds and numbers of things.
    • Variety in sentence fluency is a number of different lengths, beginnings, and kinds of sentences.
    Give an example of something with a lot of variety.
  • 4. Lengths
    • Use different sentence lengths.
      • long and stretchy sentences
        • A long time ago, at Christmas time, every year my whole family would go all the way down to Colorado to go to aunt Angie’s house.
      • short and snappy sentences
        • Every Christmas we had a great time.
  • 5. Sentence Beginnings
    • Start sentences with a variety of beginnings
      • I am really happy to be your teacher. I hope we have fun this year. I will teach you many new things. I am happy you are in my class.
    • How would you change this paragraph?
      • I am thrilled to be your teacher. This year will be full of fun and learning. It is exciting to have you in my class.
  • 6. Kinds of Sentences
    • There are different kinds of sentences.
      • simple – one independent thought
        • A cow eats grass.
      • compound – two or more simple sentences
        • The cow eats grass and moos at the dog.
      • declarative – statement
        • Cows and dogs don’t get along.
      • interrogatives – question
        • Do cows live in the city?
      • exclamatory - exclamation
        • I am so excited about seeing a cow!
      • imperative – command
        • Don’t feed the cows in this pasture.
  • 7. Sentence Fluency
      • Read your writing aloud and listen
      • to it’s rhythm.
      • Do you use a variety of sentence lengths?
      • Do you use different sentence beginnings?
      • Are there different kinds of sentences in your writing?
      • As you flow down the river of your writing, is it choppy and rough or does it flow in a natural rhythm?
  • 8. Back to Web Page
    • THE
    • END