This unit plan requires no prep and is aligned with the Common Core State Standards for grade 3! Even though the unit was designed for grade 3, it can be used at other grade levels. I use a version of this with my 8th grade students to build a foundation of understanding for sentence structure. The unit begins with the basics of breaking the sentence into two parts, complete subjects and complete predicts. Embedded within the unit you will find a pre-assessment and post-assessment to evaluate the effectiveness of your teaching. Students continue to practice identifying simple subjects and verbs to fluency. As students progress in their understanding of the sentence parts, they will learn how to combine simple sentences to create compound sentences. Students are taught key terms, provided with modeling and guided practice, and partner and individual practice prior to the post-assessment which includes an answer key for each lesson!