Why and how is a song about Compound Sentences effective for students?
Compound sentences involve combining two independent clauses (or complete sentences) with a coordinating conjunction. Varying sentence structures is essential for sound, fluent writing. Students should have a firm grasp of complete sentences, including subjects and predicates, before purposefully creating and analyzing other sentence structures. When introducing the concept of the compound sentence, I use the strategy of reviewing compound words. As a compound word is two words combined to make one; a compound sentence is two independent clauses (complete sentences) combined to make one. In my song, the conjunction is used as the “glue” to hold the two simple sentences together. This visual can help make the concept of compound sentences easier to remember.
Great! What related activities are included with the video?
Creating Compound Sentences
Making Compound Sentences
Paragraph Needing Conjunctions
Identifying Sentence Structures
More Identifying Sentence Structures
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