This lesson includes a do now where students are asked to identify the independent and dependent clauses within each sentence. Then, they will complete a side-by-side analysis to determine the rules for composing a complex sentence. (DC,IC and ICDC) Students will then practice composing complex sentences with the subordinating conjunctions while, since, and if. Finally, students will be asked to compose a paragraph about anything, or Halloween, where they must include 2 complex sentences for each subordinating conjunction provided.
The lesson contains exemplars for every portion, In addition, the assignment includes a differentiation page for the teacher. For students who may be struggling with ideas for composing sentences, the differentiation page offers an idea for each sentence.