This is an excellent source to review or refresh your students' knowledge of compound sentences. You can use it to reteach compound sentences at the beginning of the year, to pull small groups for additional lessons, and use the projects for either unit reviews or as extensions for your advanced learners. This packet includes a note page for students on compound sentences, 3 worksheets on sentence diagramming, conjunctions, and commas in a series. A quiz covering all topics and answer keys are included.
At the end, there is a project by which you can assess your students' understanding and use of compound sentences in authentic writing. For the project, students will write their own found poem by research poems by Dr. Seuss, Shel Silverstein, and Jack Prelutsky. Students will create compound sentences of their own and combine them with phrases from each poets' poems to create an original work (and source citations). Students also work with technology by submitting their poems to a sharing site for students such as Edmodo and commenting on each other's poems. For assessment, there is a rubric to assess the poems and a rubric to assess technology skills.
These can add to your students' ability to include vivid, descriptive compound sentences in their writing in a grammatically correct format. Check out my store, The Literacy Lounge, for resources for these other parts of speech: