Phrases and Clauses

Clarify the different types of phrases and clauses that young writers can use to vary their sentence structure. A helpful slideshow presentation encourages your class to fix sentences by adding more interesting phrases and clauses, creating compound sentences with coordinating conjunctions.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Assign the presentation for homework the night before the grammar lesson, encouraging class members to take notes and jot down examples
  • Split the class into groups and assign each one a type of phrase or clause to write more examples
Classroom Considerations
  • The presentation is titled Writing a Cover Letter, which does not match the topic of the presentation (phrases and clauses)
Pros
  • Provides straightforward explanations and examples of each concept
  • Slideshow is brief, which makes it a great review tool
Cons
  • Each slide has a lot of text