Grammar Boot Camp: 4 Types of Sentences

We spent all of today playing with clauses, forming them into simple, compound, complex, and compound-complex sentences. It was totally fun.

If you’d like to play along at home, or if you were absent, here’s what to do:

1. Download the game pieces: flash fiction kinesthetic. There are two copies on this file to save paper, but you’ll only need one copy.

2. Watch the powerpoint and make your own sentences with the pieces. But your sentences must make sense!

3. Download the Sentence Patterns (G3) guide.

Here are the patterns:

1. S V. (simple sentence)

3. S V ,CC S V. (compound sentence with a coordinating conjunction)

Examples of coordinating conjunctions: for, and, nor, but, or, yet, so.

4. S V; S V. (compound sentence with a semicolon)

5. DC, IC. or IC DC. (complex sentence with a dependent and an independent clause; start your dependent clause with a subordinating conjunction like while, although, though, because, since, etc.)