Write Rockin’ Sentences with Basic Sentence Structure

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Welcome back to class, Monarchs!

Let’s talk about basic sentence structure! Check out the first video to learn all about simple and compound sentences, then watch the second video to learn all about complex and compound-complex sentences. Make sure you take Cornell notes as you watch the videos! 

As you watch, pay close attention to independent clauses, compound sentences, and coordinating conjunctions.

Did you finish watching the video? I suggest you review your Cornell notes to make sure you have clear, easy to understand notes on simple and compound sentences and on independent clauses and coordinating conjunctions. These concepts are extremely important to understand the information in the second video, so if your notes aren’t clear enough or if you’re confused, I suggest you go back to the first video and re-watch those sections, or seek help from your teacher or from a peer.

When you’re ready, watch part II and pay close attention to dependent clauses, subordinating conjunctions, complex sentences, and compound-complex sentences.

Did you finish watching the video? Again, I suggest you review your Cornell notes to make sure you have clear, easy to understand notes on complex and compound-complex sentences, and also on dependent clauses and subordinating conjunctions. If not, you should go back to the second video and re-watch the sections, or seek help from your teacher or from a peer.

Finally, make sure you’ve finished your notes by chunking, questioning, and summarizing your notes in the appropriate sections! 

Hungry for more grammar? Check out Using Phrases as a Camera Lens!

Visual Scaffolds

Need some help differentiating between the four different types of sentences? Check out the images below to see all of the different ways to make simple, compound, complex, and complex sentences. Copy these visual scaffolds into your notes so you always know how to build the different types of sentences!

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