Use this set of 16 colourful flashcards to introduce students to the attributes that make up simple, compound and complex sentences.
Print these flashcards out at full-size and laminate them to use for group activities. Have students sort the sentences into simple, compound and complex sentences.
As a group activity, have students pick a sentence and explain to their group why they think it is a simple, a compound or a complex sentence.
You may also like to create pocket-size task cards or sheets that can be glued into a notebook by printing 2 or 4 to a page using printer settings.
Other resources you may like:
A 23 slide editable PowerPoint template which introduces the attributes of simple, compound and complex sentences.
A set of 6 worksheets teaching the concept of simple, compound and complex sentences.