|Structure of Compound Sentences lesson|
This is a good example of a lesson in grammar, specifically sentence structure.
Structure of Compound Sentences
Previous lessons: Sentences, Complete and simple subjects and predicates, Compound subjects and predicates
NJCCCS: 3.2C1 - Use Standard English conventions in all writing (sentence structure).
3.2C2 - Use a variety of sentence types and syntax to connect ideas and craft writing in an interesting and grammatically correct way.
Objective: Students will be able to identify the parts and structure of compound sentences when given example sentences and/or the parts needed to make a compound sentence.
Materials: overhead projector, sheets, and markers, handout of compound sentences, sentence strips with sentences written, audiotape and player, assessment sheet, task cards
____SIMPLE SENTENCE_, CONJ. ___SIMPLE SENTENCE____.
Differentiation: Students who master the concept quickly may create their own compound sentences and then identify the parts. Students who have difficulty may use color coded sentence parts on sentence strips to cut apart and reassemble.
Whole group wrap-up:
Review the sentences, which should be the same in each group. Make sure that each group agrees with the correct dissection of the sentences.
Assessment/ Individual Activity:
Students will identify the parts of three compound sentences not used in the lesson. Underline the simple sentences, circle the conjunction, and label the simple subjects and predicates.
Lessons to follow:
Creating compound sentences by combining simple sentences in your own writing
Using the three conjunctions - and, but, or