Understanding embedded and subordinate clauses can be difficult and confusing for language impaired students. These materials provide three activities to help children delineate the main idea (complete sentence or thought) from the subordinate/embedded clause.
2 cue cards with the definitions of a main idea and a subordinate
clause, as well as the words that indicate a subordinate clause
3 worksheets in which the student identifies the main idea and the
subordinate clause in 10 sentences
63 illustrated cards with a sentence containing a subordinate clause,
and a comprehension question about the sentence
Optional game board to be used with the picture cards. The student
chooses a card. If answered correctly, a token is moved ahead on the
game board the number of spaces indicated on the card.
8 worksheets in which the student identifies the main idea and the
subordinate clause in 5 sentences, then writes the answer to a
comprehension question about the sentence.
What in the World is a Subordinate Clause? by Kathy Grover is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.