Teach students how to structure compound sentences using this lesson. Students will learn the basic structure of compound sentences as well as how to punctuate compound sentences correctly. This lesson also teaches about coordinating conjunctions' role in compound sentences. The lesson gives instruction, examples, use of color coding, guided practice, and additional practice suggestions. This is the next step in getting students to write more than simple sentences in their functional writing, and trains students to catch author's sentence structures as they read.