Reflection: Staircase of Complexity Subordinate Clauses - Section 4: Independent Practice Writing


The way I get my 7th grade students excited about writing complex sentences is to ask, “How many of you ever had teachers that said you cannot begin a sentence with “because”?”  Usually most of my class raise their hands.  I let them in on a big secret – seventh grade is the time that you learn how you can use “because” as the first word of the sentence.  I can usually get some on board to begin using subordinate conjunctions and attempt writing complex sentences..

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Subordinate Clauses

Unit 5: Grammar
Lesson 5 of 12

Objective: SWBAT will be able to identify, demonstrate, and explain the function of subordinate clauses in complex sentences.

Big Idea: How do I write a complex sentence?

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