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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.

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
PDF Content
  • warm-up
  • reading
  • vocabulary review tasks
  • review of coordinating conjunctions
  • punctuation use
  • comma splice
  • comprehension
  • writing practice
  • peer editing
Task Content
  • Lesson Objective(Reference)
  • Warm-Up(Open-Ended Questions)
  • Vocabulary Preview A(Matching)
  • Vocabulary Preview B(Matching)
  • Writing a Compound Sentence(Reference)
  • Coordinating Conjunctions(Reference)
  • Task 1(Open-Ended Questions)
  • Nor(Reference)
  • Task 2(Open-Ended Questions)
  • Semicolons(Reference)
  • Task 3(Open-Ended Questions)
  • Colons or Em Dashes(Reference)
  • Task 4(Open-Ended Questions)
  • The Comma Splice(Reference)
  • Task 5(Open-Ended Questions)
  • Comprehension Check-In(Open-Ended Questions)
  • Assessment (Open-Ended Questions)
  • Checklist(Reference)