Some kids do not have the tools or the resources to write a sentence that is not a run-on, a comma splice, or a fragment. Others crave a more sophisticated method to write, moving past the comma plus coordinating conjunction technique. This resource and vocabulary assignment melds the Common Core strand of robust vocabulary with instruction in syntax. Students love writing and revising with their "lawyer words". Of course, as a culmination, both the vocabulary and the technique of sophisticated sentence combining would also show up on the next rubric for a writing assignment.