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Compound Sentences in Nonfiction

This lesson helps your ELs identify the role of coordinating conjunctions and compound sentences in nonfiction texts. Use it as a stand-alone lesson or as a pre-lesson to Nonfiction Genres.
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This lesson can be used as a pre-lesson for the Nonfiction Genres lesson plan.
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This lesson can be used as a pre-lesson for the Nonfiction Genres lesson plan.

Objectives

Academic

Students will be able to define and distinguish the various nonfiction genres in the classroom or school library.

Language

Students will be able to identify and build compound sentences with coordinating conjunctions in nonfiction texts using strategic grouping.

Introduction

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Expanding Sentences with Coordinating ConjunctionsWrite Student-Facing Language Objectives ReferenceTeach Background Knowledge TemplateCompound Sentences in NonfictionGraphic Organizer Template: Frayer ModelVocabulary Cards: Compound Sentences in NonfictionGlossary: Compound Sentences in Nonfiction
  • Do a choral read of the language objective with your ELs in student-friendly terms: "I can find and make compound sentences with coordinating conjunctions in nonfiction texts."
  • Write the words "for," "and," "nor," "but," "or," "yet," and "so" on the board. Have students read them to a partner and choose one of the words to use in a sentence. Invite a few students to share aloud with the whole class.
  • Tell students that these seven little words are called coordinating conjunctions.

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