Writing with subordinate clauses (also known as dependent clauses) will instantly add a nice layer of complexity and sophistication to your students' compositions, essays, and literary analysis.
Because the term "subordinate" sounds very technical, students usually don't realize how easy it is to use those phrases. With this PowerPoint presentation, you can demystify that grammar topic through simple, direct instruction and relevant examples. Use these slides in one comprehensive lesson, or spread them across a few mini-lessons.
The following subjects are addressed:
- the definition of a "clause"
- two types of clauses
- subordinate (dependent) clauses explained
- subordinating conjunctions introduced
- a list of 20+ common subordinating conjunctions provided
- the use of subordinate clauses in complex sentences
- the contrast with coordinating conjunctions (the FANBOYS)
The presentation also suggests some applications for independent practice. It could be useful for a literature center as well.
You might also like to use my assessment packet for independent and subordinate clauses
as a follow-up to this resource.
This resource is created by Stephen Campbell.