In this grammar packet, students will learn to identify simple, compound, and complex sentences.. They will be able to identify signal words that help them to identify dependent clauses that are found in complex sentences. They will be introduced to how the 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).
Common Core Alignment
Independent Clause Poster
Dependent Clause Poster
Sentence Recipes Poster
Simple Sentence Poster
Compound Sentence Poster
Complex Sentence Poster
Dependent Clause Signal Words Poster
Compound Conjunction Poster
Cut, Paste, Sort Activity
Cut, Paste, Sort Activity Key
Sentences Flipbook 1
Sentences Flipbook 2
Compound/Complex Sentence Practice
Compound/Complex Sentence Key
Independent & Dependent Clauses Activities can be found here:
Grammar - Compound, COmplex Sentences
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