Expand Combine Reduce Sentences L5.3a



Looking for resources to help your students MASTER Expanding, Combining and Reducing Sentences INCLUDING ASSESSMENT? Look no further! This is an amazing WEEK’S worth of lessons and practice using a fun SUPERHERO theme that students will LOVE!

Students will practice expanding, combining and reducing sentences for meaning, reader/listener interest and style. LOTS OF PRACTICE!


Here’s What You Get:

•Teacher Version Lesson Notes with Practice: Definitions and examples to teach the standard with practice problems

•Student Version Lesson Notes with Practice: Fill in the blank definitions and examples to learn the standard with practice problems

•Interactive Notebook version of Student Notes

•Engaging Practice Page: Students look at a passage and decide what needs to be done to improve the sentences. They sort into three categories with a cut and glue activity. An engaging activity page practicing the standard!

•Another Practice Page: Students decide if the sentence(s) should be expanded, combined or reduced. Then they glue them into the dotted rectangles on the other page. Finally, they get to improve the sentence(s) on the lines. Students love the engaging theme!

•3 Worksheet Pages: These pages break down each way that students combine, reduce and expand sentences. It directly teaches each concept listed in the notes section. Sample answers are provided.

•Sentence Frames/ Stems: 10 Frames/ Stems to use throughout the week!

•Student copy of Sentence Frames to use throughout the week

•Foldable for Interactive Notebooks

•2 Drawing Activities for Your Visual Learners

•4 Exit Tickets using Different Levels of Questioning

•Study Cards! Glue onto an index card and study for the assessment! A great School to Home Connection!


Answer Keys

Suggested Lesson Plans for

Mastering Expanding, Combining and Reducing Sentences in one week:

•Day 1: Lesson Notes & Practice/ Worksheet pages/ Sentence Frames/ Exit Ticket

•Day 2: Engaging Practice Page/ Sentence Frames/ Exit Ticket

•Day 3: Foldable/ Sentence Frame/ Study Cards/ Exit Ticket

•Day 4: Practice Page/ Drawing Activities/ Sentence Frames/ Study Cards/ Exit Ticket

•Day 5: Study Cards/ Assessment

*Use sentence frames throughout the year for spiral review!

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