Conjunctive Adverbs and Independent Clauses

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Conjunctive adverbs are not conjunctions, but they can function as conjunctions when paired with appropriate punctuation. If that's too complicated for language arts students, have them work on an activity that provides a word bank of conjunctive adverbs that can connect two independent clauses.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Brainstorm a list of adverbs that do and don't work as conjunctive adverbs
  • Clarify the meaning of each word in the bank to ensure understanding
Classroom Considerations

  • Answer key notes that responses are students' choice
  • Learners should have prior knowledge of semicolon usage before starting the activity
Pros

  • Deepens pupils' knowledge of different sentence structures
  • Works well as a homework assignment or short assessment at the end of a grammar lesson
Cons

  • None
Common Core