After Amy sneezed all over the tuna salad. So what happened? That is the question readers ask when faced with a subordinate clause unattached to a main clause. And this information sheet shows writers how to combine subordinate clauses and main clauses to provide answers to such questions.
- Project the sample sentences and color code the subordinate conjunctions and relative pronouns in the subordinate clauses
- Have kids draft a subordinate clause and trade with a partner who provides the main clause
- Follow up with an activity that asks class members to create their own examples of each of the forms discussed
- The clever clauses cause kids to craft crafty sentences
- Kids are not asked to demonstrate what they have learned by crafting their own sentences