Making Connections ? Coordinating Conjunctions
About the Making Connections ? Coordinating Conjunctions Lesson
A discussion of simple and compound sentences, facilitated by the teacher, is followed by exercises where children identify simple sentences and conjunctions within compound sentences as well as using conjunctions to join simple sentences.
• The children will understand and be able to explain the structure of simple and compound sentences.
• The children will be able to use coordinating conjunctions to combine simple sentences to form compound sentences.
Let?s talk about sentences. A sentence is a group of words which starts with a capital letter and ends with a punctuation mark such as a period, question mark or exclamation point. Each sentence contains a subject, a verb and an object. Here is an example of a simple sentence:
The dog (subject) lay (verb) on the mat (object).