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Simple, Compound and Complex Sentences PowerPoint

PDF, PowerPoint | 23 pages|Grades: 2 - 5

A 23 slide editable PowerPoint template which introduces the attributes of simple, compound and complex sentences.

  NSW Curriculum alignment

  Victorian Curriculum alignment

  Australian Curriculum alignment

  • ACELA1467

    Understand that simple connections can be made between ideas by using a compound sentence with two or more clauses usually linked by a coordinating conjunctionElaborationslearning how to express ideas using compound sentences (Skills: Literacy, Criti...

  • 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...

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This is a brilliant resource. I have used this over the last three days with my year 3 class. We looked at a different sentence structure each day. My class were 100% engaged and even the students who generally struggle have grasped these.

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Resource Updates

  • An additional example of a complex sentence has been added to slide 19. This example begins with a dependent clause (starting with a subordinating conjunction), followed by an independent clause. The complex sentences in the class activity on slide 21 have been slightly modified to align more clearly with the examples on slide 19.

    Change by Stephanie (Teach Starter) Aug 15th, 2021

  • Update of content and design.

    Change by Stephanie (Teach Starter) May 24th, 2019

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