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Subordination Explicit Instruction Lesson

Handouts Warm-up Activity 1 sentences subordinating conjunctions Transparencies Warm-up Activity 1 sentences subordinating conjunctions train

aterials Index cards Looselea! paper

Lesson developed by: Sarah Austin, Ashley Capute, Renee Hesson, Stefani Miller, Jane Pruitt

Wico ico County Public Schools

Warm-"p# Consider the follo!in"

sentences# $n your paper, e%plain any errors you identify# $u% I &ent to t'e mall( $ause I got a call on my cell p'one(

Activity 1#
clauses#

Here !e have t!o independent

T'e )little engine t'at could* &ent up t'e mountain( +o one t'oug't it &as possible(

Subordinating $onjunctions after before so till !henever !herever althou"h for so that unless !hereas as if than until !hile as if once that !hen !here because since thou"ht !hether

Explicit Instruction !or Subordination


PR&$R '($WL)*+) ())*)*: Students ust be able to identify co plete sentences, independent clauses and dependent clauses Students ust be able to use coordinatin" con,unctions correctly -$RMA.&/) ASS)SSM)(. Students co pose ori"inal sentences usin" subordination )0)MPLAR1 R)SP$(S) Students correctly use subordination !ith appropriate punctuation# /SC MA.CH 2#3#4 Co pound various sentence ele ents 5sub,ects, predicates, odifiers, phrases, clauses6 to lin7 or contrast related ideas# 8#8#2 Revise and edit te%t for clarity, co pleteness, and effectiveness CLASS $9J)C.&/) Students !ill identify and use subordination appropriately# WARM :P Consider the follo!in" sentences# $n your paper, e%plain any errors you identify# $u% I &ent to t'e mall( $ause I got a call on my cell p'one( As7 students: What errors did you identify; )%plain the difference bet!een cu<, cause, and because# Also e%plain that both sentences are dependent and need to be connected to an independent clause usin" a subordinatin" con,unction# Provide a list of all subordinatin" con,unctions# As you revie! the list, e%plain the use=function of each# )%plain that usin" a subordinatin" con,unction a7es an independent clause dependent> therefore, the sentences in the !ar ?up are fra" ents# .hey need to be lin7ed to an independent clause# )%plain: :sin" a subordinatin" con,unction is li7e usin" coordinatin" con,unctions, but it is ore sophisticated# &t "ives your !ritin" ore variety# AC.&/&.1 3: M$*)L?& *$?)0PLA&(?M$*)L?.H&(' AL$:* )%plain: Here !e have t!o independent clauses# T'e )little engine t'at could* &ent up t'e mountain( +o one t'oug't it &as possible( .hin7 Aloud: & !ant to co bine these t!o choppy sentences# What con,unction !ould best sho! the relationship here; Loo7in" at y chart, & see the !ord @althou"h#A .hat !ord sho!s the contrast bet!een the t!o ideas#

T'e )little engine t'at could* &ent up t'e mountain, alt'oug' no one t'oug't it &as possible( or Alt'oug' no one t'oug't it &as possible, t'e )little engine t'at could* &ent up t'e mountain( When & create y ne! sentences usin" the subordinatin" con,unction, & co a to separate the t!o clauses# ust use a

AC.&/&.1 8: W) *$ B S.:*)(. )(+A+)M)(. 5+:&*)* PRAC.&C) C C$RR)C.&/) -))*9AC'6 )%plain: 1ou and your partner are bein" "iven an inde% card !hich contains a subordinatin" con,unction# Create a sentence that uses that subordinatin" con,unction correctly# Ma7e sure you punctuate your sentence# Write your sentence on a sentence strip to be shared !ith the class# AC.&/&.1 2: 1$: *$D&(*)P)(*)(. APPL&CA.&$( Create your o!n sentences usin" various subordinatin" con,unctions# 9ased on the level of the class and ti e allotted, assi"n an appropriate nu ber of con,unctions to use# S:MMAR1 *iscuss !ith students ho! the ob,ective !as et# )%plain ho! subordinatin" con,unctions are used and ho! their use i proves !ritin"#