Compounding Conjunctions: Compound Sentences & Conjunctions Digital Board Game

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I love activities that allow my students to practice multiple skills! This game allows students to practice forming compound sentences with coordinating conjunctions. All of the sentences involve the modal verb should, so students get a review of that as well. A paper version of this game is also available.

This game features a specially scripted "dice" menu item. Please note: no dice will appear on the screen and nothing will move. Students click on the word Dice in the menu list (the list of words that begins with File, Edit...). They then click on Roll. A box will appear that says, "You rolled ____." Students click OK to close the box. The advantage of this menu item is that students can play the game without having to open an extra tab or visit other websites. The first time the file (or copy of a file) is opened, the dice menu will take a little longer to load (about 30 seconds), but after that it should come up very quickly.

For more information about this game, see my blog post Compounding Conjunctions.

Object: Be the first person to return to Start/Finish by expanding the given sentences using the designated conjunction (and, but, so, or).

Turn Directions:

1. Click “Dice”

2. Click “Roll”

3. Click “OK” to close the box and move your piece.

4. Expand the sentence that corresponds to the number you rolled with the conjunction on your space.

Example: Roll = 1 Space = or “The legal voting age should be raised, or people should be required to pass a test before being allowed to vote.”

Example: Roll = 3 Space = but “Students should not be required to wear school uniforms, but they should have to follow a dress code.”

5. If you are able to state a grammatically correct compound sentence, stay where you are. If you are not able to state a grammatically correct compound sentence, return to your previous square.

6. The first person to make it back to Start/Finish is the winner.

To use this digital board game, first make a copy for each group of students. Second, share the copy with each student in the group (be sure to give them editing rights). Third, students play the game. The file must remain in edit mode! Placing the file in presentation mode will remove access to the specially scripted Dice menu and make the pieces unmovable.

The 6 sentences students will expand are:

1. The legal voting age should (not) be raised.

2. The United States should (not) require a year of military service for every citizen.

3. Students should (not) have to wear school uniforms.

4. Sugary drinks and snacks should (not) be allowed in school.

5. Internet access should (not) be free for all people.

6. Teenagers should (not) have social media accounts.

For more conjunction practice:

The Tie That Binds (paper activity)

The Tie That Binds Self-Grading Digital Task Cards (Sheets)

The Tie That Binds Self-Grading Digital Task Cards (Excel)

Learn more about this activity in the blog post Conjunctions: The Tie That Binds.

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Use frequently occurring conjunctions (e.g., and, but, or, so, because).
Produce and expand complete simple and compound declarative, interrogative, imperative, and exclamatory sentences in response to prompts.
Produce, expand, and rearrange complete simple and compound sentences (e.g., The boy watched the movie; The little boy watched the movie; The action movie was watched by the little boy).
Use coordinating and subordinating conjunctions.
Produce simple, compound, and complex sentences.


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