Subordinating Conjunctions Teacher Resources
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Learning to Be: Discerning Global Citizens
Young scholars write a letter in which they express their opinion on a social issues. In this global citizenship lesson, students read and analyze editorials, interpret editorial cartoons, distinguish fact from opinion, and write their own editorial letter.
8th - 10th English Language Arts
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 English Language Arts 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 English Language Arts 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 English Language Arts
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 English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
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 plan ("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 Arts
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 Arts
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 English Language Arts
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 Arts
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 English Language Arts
Beyond the Simple Sentence
Reinforce simple, compound, complex, and compound-complex sentences with this straightforward instructional activity. 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 English Language Arts
ELD Lesson Planner: Animal Habitats
Explore the ocean and the woods with this ELD lesson plan, 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 Arts
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 Arts