Simple, Compound and Complex Sentences

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Linking the Logic
Linking the Logic
Lesson Plan
Linking the Logic
Are your students’ persuasive essays seamless and connected? In this persuasive writing lesson, students will learn how to write for a specific audience, linking opinions with reasons. Transition words are the missing links!
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Beginning, Middle, End
Beginning, Middle, End
Worksheet
Beginning, Middle, End
This three-part series of writing prompts will reinforce story structure and creativity in your child's writing.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Mix It Up! Making Varied Sentences
Mix It Up! Making Varied Sentences
Worksheet
Mix It Up! Making Varied Sentences
Have your students practice writing with varied sentence patterns in this story writing challenge.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Identifying Sentences: At the Beach!
Identifying Sentences: At the Beach!
Worksheet
Identifying Sentences: At the Beach!
This multiple-choice sentence practice sheet gives kids a chance to show off their grammar knowledge by identifying different types of sentences.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Compound Sentences with Sentence Frames
Compound Sentences with Sentence Frames
Worksheet
Compound Sentences with Sentence Frames
This exercise is designed to reinforce the concept of writing compound sentences to show relationships between two independent clauses. Your students will write compound sentences with the support of sentence frames.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Text Grammar
Text Grammar
Worksheet
Text Grammar
Help your tween regain command of formal writing with this worksheet that translates text grammar back into complete sentences.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Third Person Narrative
Third Person Narrative
Worksheet
Third Person Narrative
Third person narrative is the most commonly used point of view in writing. Introduce your child to the concept of third person narrative with this worksheet.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
First Person
First Person
Worksheet
First Person
Understanding first person narrative is important for every student to master! Grasp the concept of first person with the help of this worksheet.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Perfect Punctuation: Commas in Compound Sentences
Perfect Punctuation: Commas in Compound Sentences
Worksheet
Perfect Punctuation: Commas in Compound Sentences
Give your third grader extra comma practice with this worksheet that asks her to combine two sentences into one using a comma.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Expanding Sentences with Coordinating Conjunctions
Expanding Sentences with Coordinating Conjunctions
Worksheet
Expanding Sentences with Coordinating Conjunctions
This resource gives your students practice expanding sentences, which is an important skill for young writers.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Great Grammar: Compound Predicate
Great Grammar: Compound Predicate
Worksheet
Great Grammar: Compound Predicate
Learning about compound predicates is easy with this straightforward grammar sheet.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Conjunctions #1
Conjunctions #1
Worksheet
Conjunctions #1
Conjunctions are words that link different parts of a sentence! Help your child learn to identify this part of speech in some sample sentences.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Text Message Language
Text Message Language
Worksheet
Text Message Language
Turn text messages full of abbreviated language and lacking punctuation into proper English.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Describe Character Actions with Subjects, Verbs, and Objects
Describe Character Actions with Subjects, Verbs, and Objects
Worksheet
Describe Character Actions with Subjects, Verbs, and Objects
Use this resource to give your students practice using a simple sentence structure to describe characters, setting, and events.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Quotation Mark Practice
Quotation Mark Practice
Worksheet
Quotation Mark Practice
Help your third grader learn how to use quotation marks with this worksheet that asks him to place quotes where they're needed.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Is this Sentence Complex?
Is this Sentence Complex?
Worksheet
Is this Sentence Complex?
These sentences need help getting sorted! Have your students identify simple and complex sentences through this cutting and sorting activity.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Conjunctions #2
Conjunctions #2
Worksheet
Conjunctions #2
Get to know your conjunctions with a parts of speech practice sheet! Your child will get to identify the different conjunctions in each sentence.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Glossary: Describe Character Actions in Order
Glossary: Describe Character Actions in Order
Worksheet
Glossary: Describe Character Actions in Order
Use this glossary with the EL Support Lesson: Describe Character Actions in Order.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Commas in a Sentence
Commas in a Sentence
Worksheet
Commas in a Sentence
Get familiar with commas in this worksheet all about non-identifying clauses! Your kid will use commas to offset the non-identifying clauses on this worksheet.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Fix the Fragments!
Fix the Fragments!
Worksheet
Fix the Fragments!
Use this resource to reinforce the key components of a complete sentence.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Vocabulary Cards: Describe Character Actions in Order
Vocabulary Cards: Describe Character Actions in Order
Worksheet
Vocabulary Cards: Describe Character Actions in Order
Use these vocabulary cards with the EL Support Lesson: Describe Character Actions in Order.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Conjunctions #3
Conjunctions #3
Worksheet
Conjunctions #3
Conjunctions are words that join other words and phrases together! Help your beginning reader tackle conjunctions with this practice sheet.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Conjunctions #4
Conjunctions #4
Worksheet
Conjunctions #4
If your child needs practice with parts of speech, here's a helpful way to get started learning and identifying conjunctions.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Conjunctions #5
Conjunctions #5
Worksheet
Conjunctions #5
Do you know how conjunctions function? Help your child learn to identify conjunctions, which link words, phrases or sentences!
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Non-Identifying Clause and Commas
Non-Identifying Clause and Commas
Worksheet
Non-Identifying Clause and Commas
What's a non-identifying clause? It's just a part of a sentence that gives extra info. See where to put the commas with this punctuation worksheet!
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet

Simple, Compound and Complex Sentences

Now that you’ve learned how to construct sentences, learn the different kinds of sentences (yep, there’s more than one!). Practice making simple, compound, and complex sentences with our stash of classroom (or anytime) materials on the subject. Practice writing them out in worksheets, build some in real life with an activity, or click and drag sentence fragments in an online quiz. Next stop, writing novels!
Once your student learns the basic elements of a sentence they may feel ready to start writing more complex pieces. Teaching them how to expand beyond simple sentences into complex and compound sentences will give them the ability to vary their sentences in a way that expands readability and comprehension.
Simple Sentences
A simple sentence consists of three parts. Use an example sentence when explaining to your students. Considering the example sentence, “John ran down the street.”
  • John is the subject. The subject or the actors the sentence is about.
  • Ran is the verb. The verb or the action the subject is taking.
  • The sentence must be a completed thought.

If a sentence contains these three parts, it is considered a complete sentence or an independent clause. This means the sentence can stand alone.
Compound Sentences
A compound sentence, as the name implies, is created when two independent clauses are put together. The two complete sentences are connected using a coordinating conjunction. Examples of coordinating conjunctions are:
  • For
  • And
  • Nor

  • Using the resource provided by Education.com, your students can practice identifying independent clauses and merging them into compound sentences.
    Complex Sentences
    A complex sentence is when an independent clause joins with a dependent clause, or a sentence fragment, using a subordinating conjunction. The sentence: “After he woke up late” is not an independent clause because it is not a complete thought. When joined with the original independent clause, however, it becomes a complex sentence: “John ran down the street after he woke up late.”