Sentence Fluency. Fluency. One of the hardest tasks of the writer is to read what is on the page, not what the writer hoped would be on the page. Donald Murray. Fluent writing is…. graceful, easy to read aloud. · natural sounding. • effective and smooth.
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One of the hardest tasks of the writer is to read what is on the page, not what the writer hoped would be on the page.
· natural sounding
•effective and smooth
· effective use of transitions/ conjunctions
· varies in length and structure that creates a pleasant rhythm
Rhythm, flow, natural sounds
Sentence length enhances the meaning
Varied sentence beginnings
We went to the beach. We had fun. We saw seagulls. We went home.
Vary the beginnings and combine sentences :
Despite being overrun by pesky seagulls, we had fun at the beach.
“At this point in time, we feel we are ready to begin to fight.”
“Now, we’re ready to fight.”
Make every word work hard and your sentences will be powerful, full of punch.
Can you FEEL the words and phrases flow together as you read it aloud?
Is the flow of writing “right” for the purpose and audience?