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Dependent and Independent Clauses Powerpoint

Kelly Benefield
Grade Levels
3rd - 5th
Formats Included
  • PPTX
41 pages
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Kelly Benefield


Are you looking for a resource to help you teach or review dependent and independent clauses, or perhaps you need to teach the difficult concept of complex sentences? If so, then this resource is for you. Use this PowerPoint to introduce or to review dependent and independent clauses. Students will define and identify dependent and independent clauses, and they will learn that these two types of clauses can be combined to make complex sentences. This is a perfect way to introduce and prepare students for complex sentences. I use this PowerPoint lesson with whole group instruction. When introducing the content, I simply display the PowerPoint for the entire class using my overhead projector, and I teach this concept going through the PowerPoint slides.

Included in this lesson:

  • One PowerPoint Mini-Lesson
  • 30+ Slides
  • Introduction to dependent and independent clauses with examples
  • Practice identifying dependent and independent clauses

Your students will enjoy the bright and colorful graphics while learning this difficult skill.

Note: This is not a Google Slides resource. It is in PowerPoint format.


  • Use when introducing or reviewing independent and dependent clauses: whole group instruction.
  • Use as an introduction to complex sentences.

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Total Pages
41 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
30 minutes
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