Coordinating Conjunctions (FANBOYS)

For, and, nor... Spend some time getting coordinating conjunctions just right with your class. Included here are three exercises to practice using these seven connecting words correctly; each instructional activity includes a fun image and plenty of opportunities to apply grammatical knowledge.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Use the three exercises as homework assignments or warm-ups
  • Invite learners to work with partners to complete the exercises (the first and third in particular would work as partner exercises)
Classroom Considerations

  • Some of the mistakes in the first exercise are a bit tricky, and the third exercise is more challenging than it looks

  • Requires pupils to not only identify misuse of coordinating conjunctions, but also to use them in original writing
  • Includes three different exercises

  • Answer key is not included