Compound Sentence Dominoes Prepare index cards that have various words as different parts of speech: nouns, verbs, conjunctions, prepositions, and so forth.
Give them a graphic organizer set up as a chart: the first column is for the first simple sentence independent clause ; the second column is for the conjunction; and the third column is for the second simple sentence.
Related learning resources Exercise Simple, Compound, and Complex Sentences 3 Have your fifth graders challenge themselves with these exercises that ask them to identify independent and dependent clauses while reviewing different sentence structures. Ask students to work together to rewrite the paragraph using compound sentences.
Model thinking aloud about the connections between the simple sentences and how that determines which coordinating conjunction to choose. Using any game that works on a points system, instruct students to play the game, but instead of receiving points, they receive index cards pulled randomly from the bowl.
My hands were sweaty. Tell students that these sentence strips are going to determine partnerships for this part of the lesson. Students will be able to use coordinating conjunctions to write compound sentences.
Give each group two large sheets of construction paper in two colours, scissors and a marker.