Comprehension of Complex Sentences

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  1. Complex Sentence Task Card Bundle: This bundle is for working on complex sentence development and comprehension. All 3 sets have recently been update with new clip art. All sets include prepared activities for EASEL which take advantage of movable parts, immediate answer checking, and multiple
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  2. This Bundle is the combination of 2 sets of cards that promote the understanding of complex sentence forms. Cards present target words used in complex sentences that may throw off the meaning for our students who are language learners.  I used these cards with my 4th and 5th graders although older
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This product is for students who have difficulty comprehending complex sentences. The activity targets words in complex sentences that often throw off the meaning for our students with language disabilities or 2nd language learners. I use this mainly with my 4th and 5th graders although older students may benefit from them also.

Generally, a short paragraph, two to four sentences in length is presented. A question is then asked targeting words such as neither/nor, either/or, instead, usually, unless, if/then, except, both, after, before, while, when, any, until, during, although. There are also prepositions that have to do with the position of individuals or things such as 1st, last, between, and middle.

An updated EASEL activity has been added. EASEL allows students to use the movable parts feature for positional questions. Question answers are in a multiple choice format. EASEL gives immediate feed back to students for correct or incorrect answers. 36 slides are presented.

The original task card activity is a pdf down load that consists of 12 sheets of cards for a total of 36 cards with a front and back. A question card is located beside an answer card. When cut, the answer card can be folded behind and glued to the question card which makes a sturdier card. You may also want to separate them for some activities. They make good draw cards for student games. The cards are best printed on cardstock. They are 2 ¾ inch by 3 ¼ inch.

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Produce simple, compound, and complex sentences.
Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.
Explain the function of conjunctions, prepositions, and interjections in general and their function in particular sentences.
Use correlative conjunctions (e.g., either/or, neither/nor).
Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.


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