In this grammar packet, students will learn to identify independent and dependent clauses. They will be able to identify signal words that help them to identify dependent clauses. They will be introduced to how these types of clauses are joined together to form sentences. The following common core standards align with this activity as either a prerequisite or as a complete alignment.
3rd Grade Common Core Standards
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.3.1.HUse coordinating and subordinating conjunctions.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.3.1.IProduce simple, compound, and complex sentences.
4th Grade Common Core Standards
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.4.1.FProduce complete sentences, recognizing and correcting inappropriate fragments and run-ons.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.4.2.CUse a comma before a coordinating conjunction in a compound sentence.
5th Grade Common Core Standards
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.5.3.AExpand, combine, and reduce sentences for meaning, reader/listener interest, and style.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.5.6Acquire and use accurately grade-appropriate general academic and domain-specific words and phrases, including those that signal contrast, addition, and other logical relationships (e.g., however, although, nevertheless, similarly, moreover, in addition).
This grammar packet includes:
Common Core Alignment
Independent Clause Poster
Dependent Clause Poster
Signal Words Poster
Cut, Paste, Sort Activity
Cut, Paste, Sort Activity Key
Clauses Independent Practice
Clauses Independent Practice Key
Clip Art Credit