Tuesday, April 9, 2013


I just put my complete Shiloh packet in my store. It is full of great grammar, and while I included some worksheets such as homophones and possessive noun forms, I included some more advanced grammar as well. The worksheets on adverbials focus on those of time and sequence: (just) as, after, as soon as, before, by the time, once, since, till, until, when, whenever and while.

One of the new formats asks students to change a sentence written with a coordinating conjunction into a sentence with the same meaning using an adverbial.

Shiloh is hurt very badly, so Mr. Preston rushes him to Doc Murphy's in the middle of the night. (because)

Because Shiloh is hurt very badly, Mr. Preston rushes him to Doc Murphy's in the middle of the night.

Also included in this packet is a worksheet on adjective clauses. The CCSS hold teachers accountable for teaching punctuation; therefore, students must learn what constitutes an essential adjective clauses and what does not. Different punctuation rules apply. This type of sentence combining practice should guide students toward mastery of more complex types of sentence structure.

Marty has a .22 rifle.
Marty never uses his .22 rifle to shoot anything living.

Marty has a .22 rifle, which he never uses to shoot anything living.

Marty is an eleven year old boy.
Marty loves animals.

Marty is an eleven year old boy who loves animals.

Doc Murphy is the town's doctor.
Doc Murphy stitches up Shiloh's wounds.

Doc Murphy, who is the town's doctor, stitches up Shiloh's wounds.

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