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Complex Sentence Structure: A Hands-On Sentence Creating Activity

Complex Sentences! This sentence structure product includes 47 cut-apart pieces: 16 independent clause sentence strips in a story, 19 dependent clause signal words (subordinating conjunctions), and 12 punctuation pieces. It includes detailed directions (with photo examples) for a paired student activity led by the teacher.


Liked: This helped my fifth-grade students in our complex/compound/simple sentence lessons. /// Learned: Must...fake...enthusiasm

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Types of Sentences

Have an empty chart up on the board, and each team gets 4 different colored post-it notes. Write down which color corresponded to which type of sentence on the board for them to refer to. They worked with their team to come up with unique examples of each type of sentence.