Simple and Compound Sentences Grammar Sort | Sentence Structure Activity

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6th - 10th, Homeschool
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This simple and compound sentence sort allows students to practice identifying the differences between simple and compound sentences. Two sheets of twenty sentences and an answer key are included. Grammar sorts work perfect as group work, station work, or individual practice. You will have a PDF version as well as a link to a Google Drive version.

When students try to identify types of sentences, they often become overwhelmed. To take a step back, I break sentences into different types. This activity asks students to decide if the sentences are simple or compound. It allows students not to worry about subordinating conjunctions or relative pronouns.

Included in this simple and compound sentence structure activity:

☆ Two sets of 20 sentences that are either simple or compound. Forty sentences total!

☆ An answer key for all 40 sentences.

☆ An answer sheet for students. You won't need this sheet if you put the sentences in an interactive grammar notebook.

Ideas for using this compound sentence structure activity:

☆ Have students separate simple and compound sentences with partners, a group, or in stations.

☆ Draw conclusions about the punctuation used, the differences between the simple and compound sentences, and the possibilities for sentence structure in their writing.

☆ This grammar sort adds perfectly to scaffolded grammar practice.

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The best part: This simple and compound sentence structure grammar sort allows for flexibility. Use this grammar activity with station work, for fast finishers, as part of a game, or as a partner activity.

As a bonus? The creator of this grammar sort is the author of The English Grammar Workbook for Grades 6, 7, & 8. She is a published author for middle school English grammar.

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Feedback from other teachers about this simple and compound sentence structure activity. . .

This made perfect bell work at the beginning of class. We were able to complete the activity quickly and then discuss the outcomes. Great resource. Thank you.

Great resource when I needed something a little different. Has everything necessary for this skill. Handy little packet - A+!

It was wonderful material, and my students loved it!

Total Pages
8 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
45 minutes
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Choose among simple, compound, complex, and compound-complex sentences to signal differing relationships among ideas.


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