Grade 03 ELA - EC: E03.D.1.1.8
Continuum of Activities
The list below represents a continuum of activities: resources categorized by Standard/Eligible Content that teachers may use to move students toward proficiency. Using LEA curriculum and available materials and resources, teachers can customize the activity statements/questions for classroom use.
This continuum of activities offers:
- Instructional activities designed to be integrated into planned lessons
- Questions/activities that grow in complexity
- Opportunities for differentiation for each student’s level of performance
- What is the job of a conjunction?
- Identify the conjunctions in the following sentences.
- Using conjunctions, combine the following phrases to form complete sentences.
- Read the following groups of words. Do these words form a dependent clause or an independent clause?
- Read the following passage. Find 4 cause-effect relationships in the passage. Use conjunctions to create sentences that show these cause-effect relationships.
- Replace the coordinating conjunction in the following sentence with a subordinating conjunction. Explain how changing the conjunction affects the meaning of the sentence.
- Students should state that conjunctions are used to connect words or groups of words.
- Students will identify the conjunctions in sentences.
- Students will use conjunctions to connect phrases, forming sentences. Appropriate use of commas will be demonstrated.
- Students will read clauses to determine if they are dependent or independent. They should recognize that if the clause can work alone as a sentence, it is an independent clause. They should recognize that if the words do not express a complete thought, it is a dependent clause and would need to be connected to an independent clause.
- Students will read a passage to find cause-effect relationships. They will show these relationships in cause-effect sentences that use conjunctions. Students should choose appropriate conjunctions and proper comma usage when needed.
- Students will choose a subordinating conjunction to replace a coordinating conjunction. They should explain the change in how the sentence is perceived by the reader, based on the new conjunction.