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Subordinating Conjunctions Quiz
In this online quiz instructional activity, students answer a set of multiple choice questions about subordinating conjunctions. Page includes links to answers, ads and resources.
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. For the exercises, learners identify subordinating conjunctions in a series of sentences and then rewrite the sentences by playing around with clauses.
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.
For this subordinating conjunctions worksheet, students fill in the blanks in 20 sentences by using a conjunction from the word bank.
ESL: Basic Subordinating Conjunctions 2
In this ESL conjunction worksheet, students type the correct answer in a box, combining sentences using a subordinating conjunction. Students may click on "show a letter," "check" or "show answer" buttons.
ESL: Basic Subordination Conjunctions
In this ESL subordinating conjunctions worksheet, students choose the best conjunctions to correctly complete a set of 8 sentences.
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.
What is the function of a conjunction? After playing the well-known song from Schoolhouse Rock, show your class this presentation. Coordinating, correlative, and subordinate conjunctions are clearly explained, and there is a short practice opportunity on the final slide. Assess your class to see what they're struggling with.
Grammar Bytes: Coordination and Subordination
For high school students, this resource could provide a quick and easy way to review sentence structure. The grammar presentation focuses on the use of main and subordinate clauses. It could be used as a test preparation tool.
Antonyms and Comma Splices
Though Charles Dickens was the master of comma splices, pupils often (unwittingly) adopt his style of writing without the practice necessary to make the stylistic choice. In this Six-Trait Writing lesson, they practice their conventions and word choice using an excerpt from A Tale of Two Cities as a model. The lesson includes all necessary overheads and assignments, including an assignment for the editing phase.
Complex Sentences Made Easy
Students understand that a complex sentence combines two ideas. For this complex sentence lesson, students use subordinate conjunctions to combine simple sentences. Students complete a worksheet.
Complex Sentences Made Easy
Take the complexity out of writing complex sentences. Young writers practice taking two ideas and putting them together to make a complex sentence. Create a list of subordinating conjunctions to help each individual make better sentences.
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." The content covered is enough to guide a month of thoroughly-taught curriculum. It may be suitable for a science/language arts collaboration, or a G/T enrichment course in which learners integrate a wide range of skills and divergent content. Worth the time it would take to flesh it out.
Coordinating, correlative, and subordinating conjunctions are the focus of a short presentation about this part of speech. Terms are defined and models given.
Clauses: Essential Building-Blocks
Clear up clause confusion with this grammar handout, complete with a clause identification activity. Using the detailed information and examples of the different types of clauses provided in the worksheet, secondary learners identify and underline different types of clauses in a series of provided generic sentences. This could act as a starter or a refresher if your class is having difficulty with clauses.
In this adverb clauses worksheet, students sharpen their grammar skills as they identify the adverb clauses and subordinating conjunctions in 7 sentences. Students also combine 3 pairs of sentences using the subordinating conjunctions in parentheses.
Using Poetry to Teach the Subordinate Clause
Ninth graders identify and use subordinating conjunctions, identify subordinate clauses, correctly punctuate subordinate clause and write an original eight line poem
In this grammar worksheet, students learn about conjunctions in sentence writing. They then use what they read to answer the 12 questions on the page. The answers are located on the last page of the packet.
General Grammar Exam
In this online interactive English skills worksheet, students answer 50 multiple choice questions regarding appropriate grammar. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
In this adverb worksheet, 9th graders study adverb clauses. Students read 53 sentences and identify the subordinating conjunction in each and then correctly punctuate each given phrase.