Subordinating Conjunctions and Complex Sentences

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This is perfect for my middle school students who are working on conjunctions and still need the materials to be engaging. Thank you!
I liked the way this resource was set up for teaching conjunctions. And my kids liked that I kept the theme going by letting them play Yeti in my Spaghetti at the end of the session as a reward.


Do you have students who struggle with formulating complex sentences? In conversation, they tend to produce simple sentences (ex. "I went to the store. I got a video game.") Teach your students about subordinating conjunctions and help them improve their sentence length and complexity.

I designed this activity to help teach the differences between subordinating conjunctions, and how using a different conjunction can change the meaning of the sentence.


UPDATED August 2017
This product was updated to include updated fonts, reformatting worksheets and adding an answer key. The sentence strip design was updated to include the color of the strip around the wording on the slide.


Page 5 Teaching Ideas
Pages 6-8 Conjunction definition sheets
Pages 9-10: Conjunctions
Pages 11-30: Conjunction Sentence strips
Pages 31-34: Homework pages
Page 35-40: Answer Keys

Targeted Subordinating Conjunctions
rather than, as, even though, although, unless, because, before, after, whenever, since, if, where, while, until, when


SLPs and teachers who have used this product say....
"Conjunctions can often be so boring to work on. This packet makes working on this skill fun and engaging. Thanks!"

"I can't wait to use this with my middle schoolers and some of my high schoolers as well! I love the sentence strips and thus will be useful in helping them develop comprehension of conjunctions while improving their expressive language skills!"

"My students are showing great progress with formulating complex sentences and they are having fun doing it! Win-win! Thank you!"


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