Directions: This activity can be used as either a cut-and-paste (simply copy each page for each student and the sorting chart front-to-back) or as a pocket chart sort (cut and laminate sentences and headers, copy recording sheet).
Either way, students are sure to enjoy discriminating between simple and compound sentences. To differentiate this activity (and even assess) their growing minds, challenge students to change six of the simple sentences into compound sentences by adding ‘and’ or ‘but’ and record their new and improved sentences.
For example: The bird eats nuts. (simple)
The bird eats nuts and wild berries. (compound)