Lesson Plan

Functions of Conjunctions

A deeper comprehension of clauses and conjunctions will help your young writers understand the building blocks of language. Practice with conjunctions will also help them create more complex sentences and correct run-on sentences.
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Learning Objectives

  • Students will be able to identify clauses and use conjunctions to combine them into more complex sentences.

  • Students will be able to repair run-on sentences using conjunctions.

Introduction

(5 minutes)
  • Recruit two student volunteers to come to the front of the room and hold up the run-on sentence strip.
  • Read it as a class.
  • Conduct a think-pair-share about this sentence. What do students notice?
  • Share out student thoughts. Students should notice that the sentence doesn’t really make sense, or that it reads awkwardly, as if something is missing.