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How to Write a Compound Sentence

In this lesson, students learn the three main ways to write a compound sentence. They also learn how to avoid a comma splice. This lesson includes a story writing challenge.

Printable Lesson

PDFs:

  • 2–3 hours
  • 8 pages
Audio

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Tasks
  • warm-up
  • reading
  • vocabulary review tasks
  • review of coordinating conjunctions
  • punctuation use
  • comma splice
  • comprehension
  • writing practice
  • peer editing
Vocabulary
  • compound sentence
  • coordinating conjunction
  • acronym
  • independent clause
  • auxiliary verb
  • reverse
  • semicolon
  • colon
  • em dash
  • comma splice
  • compound noun
Grammar
  • using coordinating conjunctions
  • using nor correctly
  • using proper punctuation in compound sentences
  • avoiding comma spices
  • identifying compound nouns
Tasks

Launch

Due

Answer Key

  • Lesson Objective

  • Warm-Up

  • Vocabulary Preview A

  • Vocabulary Preview B

  • Writing a Compound Sentence

  • Coordinating Conjunctions

  • Task 1

  • Nor

  • Task 2

  • Semicolons

  • Task 3

  • Colons or Em Dashes

  • Task 4

  • The Comma Splice

  • Task 5

  • Comprehension Check-In

  • Checklist

  • Assessment