I took a screen capture to illustrate how a Complex Sentence is like part of a puzzle.
One of the other pieces of the puzzle is understanding of what the list of subordinating conjunctions might be. I have provided a list for the students. I do not expect them to memorize these. They are up on the wall for all to see!
|The Independent Clause, it was raining, is a complete thought.|
|taken from http://www.towson.edu/ows/modulecs_fs.htm|
homework (students had time to record this in their agendas)
- complete the Complex Sentence work sheet (writing in the IN or D for the type of clauses)
- take 5 Independent clauses and come up with a dependent clause to make a sentence.