All you need is a hole puncher and some paperclips!
This is a hands on way to work on coordinating conjunctions. Hole punch the sides of the conjunctions and then loop paperclips through the holes. This way you can combine the conjunctions to the clauses.
You can cut up the strips and have students decide which coordinating conjunction to use. Or you can give them the sentence strips and they have to decide which clauses match up as well choose the conjunction. Your choice! I have an all black copy and then color coded copy if you want make it easier for students to know which clauses go together and just want to have students focus on the correct conjunction.
Depending on some of the sentences more than one conjunction may work. I focused on clauses for one conjunction at a time, but for higher level students you can use clauses for several conjunctions at the same time.
The page with conjunctions has them listed several times if you want to print multiple copies to use with more than one student or there is another page with them listed just once if you don’t want to waste ink.
There is also a worksheet where students need to choose the correct conjunction to complete the sentence.
Check everything before you print as you will not need everything!
I would suggest laminating the papers, at least the conjunctions. I already had a student rip one of the conjunctions. You can also print the conjunctions on colored paper to make the activity pop!
I showed students the poster and then I made a post-it of the acronym as a visual to be on the table. This helped them remember the conjunctions when I asked them to provide their own verbal sentences.
Page 3: Poster to introduce the acronym FANBOYS
Page 4: Definitions of the coordinating conjunctions to review with students
Page 5: List of conjunctions (multiple copies)
Page 6: List of conjunctions (only one copy)
Page 7 – 13: Example clauses for each of the conjunctions in FANBOYS. Each page is for one conjunction
Page 14-20: Clauses color coordinated
Page 20: Worksheet for conjunctions
Page 21: Answers to worksheet