Are your students still confused about the difference in compound and complex sentences? Try this cheat sheet that breaks sentence parts down into simple color-coded pieces. Taken from my activity packet "Color Coded Sentence Structures", this is a short, simple, and colorful tutorial. Sentence parts are color-coded to help students evaluate a sentence for its subject, verb, and conjunctions. I have used this visual model successfully for over ten years with my students, and it helps them eliminate distracting words in the sentence when trying to see the difference in compound and complex sentences. It is also an easy model to help students see where adjective and adverb modifiers should be correctly placed.