Subordinating Conjunctions Teacher Resources
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Independent and Subordinate Clauses
Middle schoolers identify independent and subordinate clauses and differentiate between the two. They discuss sentences, complete a practice worksheet, write independent clauses, and identify independent and subordinate clauses in the newspaper.
6th - 9th Language Arts 42 Views 231 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Sentence Combining/Sentence Variety
Challenge your writers to improve their writing by introducing them to 10 strategies they can use to vary their sentence structures. Each strategy is described and examples given. Pupils then create their own sentences using this pattern. An extended practice worksheet is also included.
8th - 12th Language Arts 120 Views 313 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Coordination and Subordination
Young scholars sharpen grammar skills with this activity. Composed of ten multiple-choice questions, this resource asks learners to practice coordination and subordination by choosing the correct conjunctions and clearest sentences. This could be used as an exercise or as a quiz.
6th - 8th Language Arts 4 Views 35 Downloads
A subordinate clause, or dependent clause, has a subject-verb combination but it cannot stand on its own because it is an incomplete thought that does not make sense. Yossarian the Grammarian explains that each clause can function like a different part of speech, namely, a noun, adjective, or adverb.
8 mins 4th - 8th Language Arts 4 Views 7 Downloads
Independent & Dependent Clauses: Subordination & Coordination
Here’s a short video that models for viewers how to use independent and dependent clauses to enrich their writing. With the help of FANBOYS, coordinating conjunctions, (For, And, Nor, But, Or, Yet, So) and the proper punctuation, writers are shown how to craft more complex, interesting sentences.
7 mins 9th - 10th Language Arts 3 Views 1 Download CCSS: Designed
Fragments: Pretenders - Not Really Sentences
Give your class a concise overview of sentence fragments and how to repair them. This simple, not-too-long PowerPoint reinforces the idea that a correct sentence needs a subject and a verb and must be a complete thought.
7th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 15 Downloads
ELD Lesson Plan: Give It All You Got
Ice skating, music, hiking, and astronauts - what do they have in common? The four Houghton-Mifflin stories featured in this lesson ("Michelle Kwan," "La Bamba," "The Fear Place," and "Mae Jemison") show pupils that in order to be successful, you have to "give it all you've got!
5th English Language Development 27 Views 81 Downloads
ELD Lesson Plan: Nature Walk
Take a calming walk through nature in this ELD lesson. With three Houghton-Mifflin stories ("Henry and Mudge and the Starry Night," "Exploring Parks with Ranger Dockett," "Around the Pond"), readers compare and contrast details, as well as separate fact from opinion.
2nd English Language Development 14 Views 86 Downloads
Independent and Dependent Clauses
Have learners identify the main clause, subordinate clause, and relative clause within a sentence. One page of definitions and examples accompanies a page of exercises for scholars to practice finding the various clauses.
11th - Higher Ed Language Arts 16 Views 82 Downloads
Sentence Construction: What is a Sentence?
What must a sentence contain in order to be complete? What different types of sentences exist? Look at declarative, interrogative, and exclamatory sentences with this 17-slide presentation. Several example sentences are shown, and the presentation also highlights incomplete sentences and how to correct them.
8th - 12th Language Arts 52 Views 74 Downloads
ELD Lesson Plan: Our Earth
Three stories about nature and the outdoors from Houghton-Mifflin ("The Forest," "Butterfly," and "Johnny Appleseed") support this lesson, which focuses on description, summary, and drawing conclusions. The lesson is differentiated into three different skill levels with three different sets of vocabulary and sentence frames.
1st English Language Development 7 Views 29 Downloads
Beyond the Simple Sentence
Reinforce simple, compound, complex, and compound-complex sentences with this straightforward worksheet. Listing definitions, uses, and examples for each type of sentence, the activity prompts young grammarians to come up with two additional sentences in each form.
7th - 9th Language Arts 22 Views 164 Downloads
Subordination and Coordination Practice
Varying sentence structure creates interest. Help your writers combine sentences and play with sentence structure. For each of nine pairs of sentences, writers use different words (like although, so, or because) to link the two sentences together.
8th - 10th Language Arts 5 Views 16 Downloads
ELD Lesson Planner: Animal Habitats
Explore the ocean and the woods with this ELD lesson, which involves three Houghton Mifflin short stories ("Nights of the Pufflings," "Seal Surfer," and "Two Days in May"). Your third graders will enjoy reading about animals in their natural habitats, and will be quick to learn the necessary vocabulary.
3rd English Language Development 27 Views 108 Downloads
ELD Lesson Planner: Discovering
Make connections in these three Houghton-Mifflin stories ("Lost Temple of the Aztecs," "The Great Wall," and "The Royal Kingdoms of Ghana, Mali, and Songhay"). Not only will your English learners be able to practice their literary analysis and writing skills, but they will enjoy the stories about history and world culture.
6th English Language Development 4 Views 26 Downloads
Writing is tough to perfect. Help your class improve their writing skills by studying different sentence problems. This reference guide covers sentence fragments, run-ons, and misplaced modifiers, but that's just to start! There's a short practice opportunity at the end, but you'll want to give your learners extra practice to accompany this packet.
8th - 10th Language Arts 58 Views 159 Downloads
Explore grammar by participating in a part of speech game. Students define conjunctions and view a Schoolhouse Rock video about them. They identify conjunctions in sample sentences and participate in a flash card grammar game in which they face off against classmates.
2nd - 4th Visual & Performing Arts 41 Views 68 Downloads
ELD Lesson Planner: Growing Up
Three coming-of-age Houghton-Mifflin stories (an excerpt from Where the Red Fern Grows, as well as "Last Summer with Maizon," and "The Challenge") show your ELD pupils the trials and tribulations of growing up. Differentiated sentence frames incorporate vocabulary and conventions, as well as practicing literary skills from ELD standards.
6th English Language Development 10 Views 38 Downloads
The Final Copy
Write short stories in which events are presented in logical order, point of view is clear, theme and characters are developed. Middle schoolers also work on sensory language, concrete language and/or dialogue. They establish their setting as some time in the future, and capitalization, grammar, spelling, and punctuation have been used correctly, including the use of ellipses.
8th - 12th Language Arts 7 Views 37 Downloads
As middle and high schoolers experiment with their writing styles, it's easy to slip in a few accidental sentence fragments. After reading a full-page of information regarding how to identify and avoid sentence fragments, learners rewrite seven sentences on the following page.
6th - 9th Language Arts 69 Views 301 Downloads