Parachute (eliminating to be verbs)

There is, there are: read this explanation first, then complete the exercise below 

There is, there are

Passive voice: explanation

Passive voice: activity 1

Passive voice: activity 2: paragraph

Abstract versus concrete language: Darwin

Parallel structure

Thesis statements:  create thesis statements for the 10 sentences in this exercise 

Create 3 attention-getting introductions to go with 3 of the thesis statements you have already written. Look at the examples of good and bad introductions before you begin.

Example of poor introduction and poor thesis sentence.

Example of good introduction and good thesis sentence.

Punctuation patterns: explanation


Complex Sentences: read explanation first, before the last exercise

Combining simple sentences into complex