This easy to understand PowerPoint introduces the concept of combining simple sentences into compound sentences. Included is a quick review of the simple sentence with compound subjects and predicates.
Students can take notes on the sentence pattern as well as practice sentence combining with correct punctuation. This slideshow works great with smartboard technology.
Tip: After introducing (or reviewing) this concept, have students find examples in their books of choice and share them on an anchor chart.
When you're ready for sentence imitations, you may want to try :
MENTOR SENTENCES FROM LITERATURE: COMPOUND SENTENCES