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Roll and Write – Simple, Compound and Complex Sentences

PDF | 1 page|Grades: 4 - 6

An interactive activity to help students practise writing simple, compound and complex sentences.

Liven up your grammar lessons with this engaging roll and write activity! This resource allows students to practise writing simple, compound and complex sentences on a range of familiar and engaging topics.


1. Roll the dice. Match the number rolled with the corresponding row on the chart.
2. Write a simple sentence about the topic you land on.
3. Continue the process by rolling the dice, then writing the correct type of sentence for each roll
about the topics you land on.
4. Read out your six sentences as a completed, crazy paragraph!

  Australian Curriculum alignment

  • ACELA1507

    Understand the difference between main and subordinate clauses and that a complex sentence involves at least one subordinate clauseElaborationsknowing that complex sentences make connections between ideas, such as: to provide a reason, for example 'H...

  • ACELA1522

    Investigate how complex sentences can be used in a variety of ways to elaborate, extend and explain ideasElaborationsinvestigating how the choice of conjunctions enables the construction of complex sentences to extend, elaborate and explain ideas, fo...

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Zuriette Du Plessis

A creative and interactive way to motivate students in their writing. Thank you.

Zuriette Du Plessis · 6 days ago

Dean Hughes

We’re glad the roll and write method is helping your students, Zuriette!

Dean Hughes · 2 days ago

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