This Independent and Dependent Clauses hands-on activity encourages students to identify independent and dependent clauses. Students will sift through 16 different clauses printed on cards and place the cards in the correct column (Independent or Dependent Clause). Finally, students will record their answers on the included recording sheet.
*A higher level extension activity (with a student cheat sheet) is also included in this resource. While students will still be identifying independent and dependent clauses, there is also a focus on various sentence patterns (simple, compound, complex, and compound-complex). Please note this extension activity is also a part of our Christmas/Winter Setting resource if you have already purchased it!
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INCLUDED IN THIS RESOURCE:
- Instructions for Use:
Detailed, step-by-step instructions for the teacher to easily implement this resource in the classroom.
- Student Directions Handout:
Instructions for the student on how the sorting activity works as well as "cheat sheet" information about both independent and dependent clauses with examples included.
- Sorting Cards:
A directions card (should you choose to use this activity as a part of a center in your classroom), Independent and Dependent Clauses "Header" Cards, 16 different clauses included (8 are independent and 8 are dependent clauses), and a teacher answer key.
- Student Recording Sheet:
A recording sheet where students can write in their answers. Also a helpful resource for students to study from.
- Extension Activity:
A 3 page extension activity (with answer key) that has students working with the four different types of sentences: simple, compound, complex, and compound-complex. Includes a cheat sheet and practice questions.
OTHER GRAMMAR RESOURCES:
- Subjects + Predicates Sort Activity
- Four Kinds of Sentences Sort Activity
- Sentence Types
OTHER RESOURCES YOU WILL LIKE:
- SUBJECT + PREDICATE SORT
- CLAIMS VS. STATEMENTS SORT
- EVIDENCE GRAPHIC ORGANIZER
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