Lesson Plan

Let's Write Compound Sentences with Fanboys!

In this great grammar lesson, students will practice using coordinating conjunctions to write compound sentences.
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Learning Objectives

Students will be able to use coordinating conjunctions to write compound sentences.

Introduction

(5 minutes)
Compound Sentence PracticeCreating Compound SentencesWhat Are the Two Main Parts of a Sentence?Using Conjunctions
  • Write the acronym "FANBOYS" on the board in large letters.
  • Instruct students to take out a notebook and draw a quick sketch or comic based on the word on the board. (Note: this is a memory technique that will help students remember the acronym by connecting it with an image.)
  • Tell students that the word FANBOYS is actually an acronym to help them remember the coordinating conjunctions "for," "and," "nor," "but," "or," "yet," "so." Write each conjunction under the coordinating letter in the acronym.
  • Remind students that conjunctions are "joining words" that help connect phrases or sentences.
  • Provide an example of a conjunction in context like, "I want to go swimming so I can practice the backstroke." Circle the conjunction in the example.
  • Explain that today we will use conjunctions to write compound sentences.