This Common Core aligned lesson is designed to help students build knowledge about how to write complex and compound-complex sentences. It can be taught by you or a substitute in one to two class periods. I have heard back from teachers who do this with great success. However, I intended these activities to be used first thing in class every day as a bell-ringer activity. For this reason, the lessons are straight-forward and simple so that students can absorb the basic concepts easily while you are taking roll and doing your other class duties. This daily lesson allows students to employ the use of these sentences in several ways over a longer time period. In this way, the knowledge should stay with them.
The lesson contains:
• All teacher instructions
• A quick review handout and worksheet on “What are Simple and Compound Sentences” with KEY
• A handout and worksheet on “Complex Sentences” with KEY
• A handout and worksheet on “Compound-Complex Sentences” with KEY
• A worksheet on “What are Complex and Compound-Complex Sentences” with KEY
• A worksheet on “Writing Complex and Compound-Complex Sentences” with KEY
• A “Quiz over Complex and Compound-Complex Sentences” with KEY
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.7.1b Choose among simple, compound, complex, and compound-complex sentences to signal differing relationships among ideas.
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