Lesson 5 of 12
Objective: SWBAT will be able to identify, demonstrate, and explain the function of subordinate clauses in complex sentences.
Using Screen 4 and 5 in the Subordinate Clause Power Point, I explained complex sentences. This also included discussing independent clauses vs dependent clauses.
At first we practiced identifying subordinate clauses in examples as a whole class discussion (Screens 6 and 7). Students then practiced this exercise independently using screens 8 and checking their answers with screen 9.
Independent Practice Writing
Using Screen 10 as a guide, students practiced writing complex sentences by add a subordinate clause and correctly punctuating the sentences. As a closure to the lesson, students shared and evaluated their partner’s written sentences.