How to write 'engaging' sentences

Effective written communication requires sentence diversity.  If you read a paragraph that contains thorough idea development, precise word choice, and conventional correctness, but starts nearly every sentence in the same way, what’s the result?  Clearly, the author’s message and authority is reduced by their redundancy. 

Even the most distinguished writers are reduced in quality when they opt to take the easy way out in beginning their sentences in the same way.  This mini lesson provides a fun way for students to practice varying the beginning words in sentences.  Varying these opening words has the potential to change the dynamics of written compositions.

This lesson is targeted at students aged 9 - 18 and will take around 60 minutes to complete.

Click here to download the complete free lesson plan.