Inking Thoughts: Compound Sentences

  • Gathering materials: family learning journals, pencils, colored pencils, crayons, and their independent book choice (what book they are silent reading at home). Remind them to open their journals to the next available page and date it. Don’t forget to have them label the top of the page with today’s learning topic/skill.
  • Reading and Writing Connection: Today’s writing connection is focused on the skill of crafting compound sentences. A compound sentence joins two independent clauses that have related ideas. These independent clauses (simple sentences) are joined with one of the conjunctions listed on the slide above.
Dictate 3-4 of these sentences for practice. Have them create the compound sentence using one of the FANBOYS
  • Drafting responses: Allow each family member to write their thoughts (10 min). Encourage the youngest members to draw their thoughts and assign someone to be their scribe.
  • Next: Invite them to use their independent book choice as a resource to locate a compound sentence within the book’s text. Ask them to add that sentence to their journal.
  • Finally: Discuss: Let each family member share their “CS“ creation. Remind them that respectful listeners make eye contact with the person sharing without interrupting.

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