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tips for adding variety to boring sentences. Six Sassy. Sentences. Why use variety in your sentences?. Sentence variety is necessary for a number of reasons: Sentence variety makes your writing more interesting to read! Sentence variety adds style to your writing!

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why use variety in your sentences
Why use variety in your sentences?
  • Sentence variety is necessary for a number of reasons:
      • Sentence variety makes your writing more interesting to read!
      • Sentence variety adds style to your writing!
      • Sentence variety will help develop your writing skills!
six sassy sentence types
Six Sassy Sentence types
  • Two adjective beginning
  • “-ly” beginning
  • “-ing” at beginning or end
  • Magic Three sentences
  • Dependent clause
  • Informative interrupters
two adjective beginnings
Two Adjective Beginnings
  • Tall, handsome lifeguards flirt wildly with the pretty girls.
  • Rickety and dilapidated, the old schoolhouse didn’t stand a chance in an earthquake.
ing at beginning
“-ing” at beginning
  • Running like the wind, Forrest Gump made national headline news.
  • Saving the best for last, Lisa finally ate her Reese’s peanut butter cup.
ing at end
“-ing” at end
  • He trudged along the hot desert for days, wishing he had brought more water.
  • Sandy gave the homeless man all the money she had, hoping that her small act of kindness might bring him some comfort.
ly at beginning
“-ly” at beginning
  • Cheerfully, she answered the phone for her mother.
  • Slowly opening the door, the servant tried not to wake his master.
informative interrupters
Informative Interrupters
  • The fish, a slimy mass of flesh, felt the alligator’s giant teeth sink into him as he struggled to swim away.
  • The child, face covered with chocolate doughnut, asked his mother if he could have some milk.
magic three
Magic Three
  • He sprints out onto the baseball field, spins around second base, and glances back at the dug out.
  • Choosing a Christmas tree, stringing up Christmas lights, and baking Christmas cookies are all included in my December traditions.
dependent clauses
Dependent Clauses
  • Because it rained, the garden party was postponed.
  • Since the road construction is complete, Jim can make it home in only ten minutes.
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Use at least 4 of the Six Sassy Sentence types to write a narrative story. Choose from one of the story starters provided or one of your own.