What's Your Function? Conjunction! Mini Lesson

What's Your Function? Conjunction! Mini Lesson
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Common Core Standards
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This mini lesson is part of the backbone of effective writing—Parts of Speech--that covers the following mini lesson:

This activity meets the following Common Core State Standards:
--CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.4.2.c: Use a comma before a coordinating conjunction in a compound sentence.
--CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.5.1.a: Explain the function of conjunctions, prepositions, and interjections in general and their function in particular sentences.
--CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.5.1.e: Use correlative conjunctions (e.g., either/or, neither/nor).

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Total Pages
7 pages
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Teaching Duration
40 minutes
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