Use this poster to show your students the attributes that make up simple, compound and complex sentences.
A simple sentence is also called an independent clause. It contains a subject and a verb and expresses a complete thought.
Scott plays tennis in the morning.
A compound sentence contains two independent clauses joined by a coordinating conjunction (and, but, for, nor, or, so, yet).
Scott was playing tennis, so Mary went to the beach.
A complex sentence combines an independent clause with one or more dependent clauses. A complex sentence always has a subordinating conjunction (after, although, because, since, when) or a relative pronoun (that, which, who).
I did not see Scott today because he was playing tennis.How do I print this teaching resource?
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Common Core State Standards alignment
Produce complete sentences when appropriate to task and situation in order to provide requested detail or clarification. (See grade 2 Language standards 1 and 3 here for specific expectations.)...
Produce and expand complete simple and compound declarative, interrogative, imperative, and exclamatory sentences in response to prompts....
Produce, expand, and rearrange complete simple and compound sentences (e.g., The boy watched the movie; The little boy watched the movie; The action movie was watched by the little boy)....
Produce simple, compound, and complex sentences....
Produce complete sentences, recognizing and correcting inappropriate fragments and run-ons.*...
Use a comma before a coordinating conjunction in a compound sentence....
Explain the function of conjunctions, prepositions, and interjections in general and their function in particular sentences....
Expand, combine, and reduce sentences for meaning, reader/listener interest, and style....
Vary sentence patterns for meaning, reader/listener interest, and style.*...
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