After teaching how to form a compound sentence with two clauses joined together by a coordinating conjunction (with the necessary comma added), try this activity for Valentine's Day that will provide some great practice.
Students cut apart the halves (clauses) of compound sentences. They must then join them together to form seven compound sentences. It is also suggested that they use each coordinating conjunction only once (chart included).
Included pages are:
1. Directions Page
2. Compound Halves 1
3. Compound Halves 2
4. Coordinating Conjunctions List
5. Student Answer Form
6. Student Answer Key
Please view the thumbnails to see some sample pages.
This activity also works well in partners or individually, and it would be a great literacy center activity as well. The answer key allows students to self-check their work.
If you like this activity, please check out my other compound sentence activities:
Compound Cats Task Cards (Compound Sentences)
Snow Day Compound Sentence Task Cards