Conjunctions Teacher Resources
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Combining Choppy Sentences
Use this extensive online resource to inform your class about sentence combining and provide them with compound sentence practice. Learners combine sentences using a variety of different conjunctions. Each practice set is preceded by an explanation about a type of conjunction and examples of how to properly combine sentences using that conjunction.
3rd - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Help your early elementary learners write complex or compound sentences using conjunctions. They use the listed conjunctions to combine five different sentences. They then use the space provided to compose a complex sentence of their own.
1st - 3rd English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Conjunctions and Interjection Worksheet
Yes! This is a learning exercise that covers conjunctions and interjections. Two exercises are included here. The first asks pupils to identify and label conjunctions and interjections in five sentences. The second is similar to a Mad Lib™.
5th - 10th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Learners complete an online quiz that looks similar to a game of memory, choosing questions and matching answers. They score a point for each correct answer. A printed version is available. Good practice for working with conjunctions.
1st - 5th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Using Commas with Coordinating Conjunctions
Teach your kids about FANBOYS! Coordinating conjunctions, or FANBOYS, join two independent clauses to make a compound sentence, but don't forget the comma! Review this popular comma rule, and give your learners this short worksheet. An answer sheet is also provided.
3rd - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
The Compound Sentence
Introduce your class to three ways of creating compound sentences. The exercises here have learners create more interesting, compound sentences by using a comma and coordinating conjunction, a semicolon, or a semicolon and a conjunctive adverb.
6th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
The Semicolon as a Connector
Semicolons are reinforced through examples and independent practice with this PowerPoint. Secondary scholars will learn about replacing conjunctions with a semicolon by practicing with a variety of sentence combinations. Note: Due to the length of this presentation, consider breaking it up over a few days.
6th - 10th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Conjunctions: And, But, and Or
Conjunctions are the focus of this language arts learning exercise. Young writers identify the conjunctions in sentences, choose and, but, or or to complete sentences, match two columns of words, and join them with conjunctions to create complete sentences, review and assess knowledge.
3rd - 4th English Language Arts
Complete exercises for conjunctions in this conjunctions lesson. Middle schoolers work in pairs to combine sample sentences. They analyze the conjunctions and choose one to help them rewrite the sentences. Additionally, they may complete other related activities that range in difficulty level.
6th - 7th English Language Arts
Conjunctions in Compound and Complex Sentences
Compound sentences and conjunctions are the focus of this language arts instructional activity. Learners answer short answer 12 questions about compound and complex sentences. The questions ask pupils to recall concepts and vocabulary related to compound and complex sentences as well as compose their own sentences.
5th - 10th English Language Arts
Learning to Do: Reflecting and Evaluating Process
A five-day plan spans conjunctions, reading comprehension, sequencing, paragraph wriitng, compare-and-contrast, context clues, and a wide array of other literacy skills. Content focuses on the human body, the digestive process, and man vs. machine themes using informational text and the 50-line Rudyard Kipling poem "The Secret of the Machines.
8th - 10th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Conquering the Comma
Thoroughly review where to put commas: after an introductory clause, before a coordinating conjunction, around nonessential phrases, etc. Furthermore, avoid comma splices by adding a conjunction or semicolon or by starting a new sentence altogether.
7th - 11th English Language Arts
Conjunction Recognition Practice
What is a coordinating conjunction, and how is it different from a correlative conjunction? First, study the three types of conjunctions. There are descriptions and examples included to help you do this. Then, release your kids for some independent practice.
5th - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Using connectives and conjunctions is an easy way to vary sentence structure. Third graders review the given connectives, then use them to combine two simple sentences. The second section allows learners to use more words and phrases as connectives, such as however and for example.
3rd - 4th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Subordinate Conjunctions and Complex Sentences for SMART Board
A SMART board is a great way to get kids engaged and excited about grammar. Using this SMART board lesson and worksheet, pupils study the rules of conjunctions, clauses, and complex sentences. After they have worked on the exercises, a SMART board game reinforces their knowledge in a fun and innovative way.
6th - 9th English Language Arts
Forming Complex Sentences with Subordinating Conjunctions
Trying to help your learners improve their writing? Experiment with complex sentences with this handout and short exercise. This handout presents definitions of different types of clauses, a table explaining subordinating conjunctions, and a brief word on punctuation.
11th - Higher Ed English Language Arts