Simple and Compound Sentences Task Cards

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Chalk and Apples
Grade Levels
3rd - 5th
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Engaging practice for simple and compound sentences.
Use these simple and compound sentence task cards to practice identifying simple vs. compound sentences and joining two simple sentences with a conjunction.

This resource includes 4 sets of task cards to make differentiation easy! Students can practice identifying simple and compound sentences, choosing the best conjunction, and combining two sentences to make a compound sentence. 

Students will love practicing simple and compound sentences with these animal fact themed task cards. Each page includes facts about a different animal (20 different animals included). 

These task cards are perfect for literacy centers or to use in a Scoot activity. Scoot is a fun alternative to traditional task card use that gets students up and moving while they learn! Directions are included in case you've never played before.

Includes 4 sets of task cards (20 cards per set):

  • Set 1: Identify simple and compound sentences (24 task cards)
  • Set 2: Choose the best conjunction to join two simple sentences (24 task cards)
  • Set 3: Combine two simple sentences to make a compound sentence (16 task cards)
  • Set 4: Mixed practice on all three skills (16 task cards)
  • Student answer sheets
  • Scoot directions
  • Answer keys

Check out what other teachers have said about this resource:
❤️ RB Creations says "These task cards were great practice on the different types of sentences and which conjunction to use to combine two sentences!"

❤️ Erin P. says "The multiple sets will help with differentiation in my class. A comprehensive print and go resource that has saved me countless hours of creating this weekend! Thank you!"

❤️ Caitlin B. says "Love that this has multiple sets. Made differentiation simple."  

These low-prep simple and compound sentences are ready to use in just a few minutes. Simply print the task cards, cut with a paper cutter (only 2 cuts required per page!), and you're ready to use these task cards with your students.

Ideas for using Simple and Compound Sentences Task Cards:

  • In a literacy center
  • As an early finisher activity
  • Whole class Scoot Game
  • "Hide" the simple and compound sentences task cards around the room and go on a scavenger hunt
  • Display the task cards on a document camera or in your online class and have students write their answer on an individual whiteboard
  • Use as questions for a quiz show game, such as PowerPoint Jeopardy
  • Use along with any board game - Have students answer a question in order to take a turn.


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Total Pages
30 pages
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Teaching Duration
4 days
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Produce simple, compound, and complex sentences.
Use a comma before a coordinating conjunction in a compound sentence.
Explain the function of conjunctions, prepositions, and interjections in general and their function in particular sentences.
Expand, combine, and reduce sentences for meaning, reader/listener interest, and style.


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