Monday, March 11, 2013

Spaghetti & Meatball Conjunctions! Using although, however, and but!

I am always getting requests for more materials for older students.  I am always looking for ways to help my older students understand and use new vocabulary concepts to expand their verbal and written expression.  Introducing, my newest creation, Spaghetti & Meatball Conjunctions!  I took 3 conjunctions I found was a great way to start with expanding utterances.  They were the easiest to illustrate and teach.  I like to work on these once they comprehend and use independently the conjunctions: and, or, because, and so.


In this file:
-Visual to teach the conjunctions

-Cloze Sentence Card Game:  Students will pick a card and complete the sentence using the appropriate conjunction.  Students can use the visual to help them.  If they pick the “fork” card, they will lose a turn.  The student with the most cards at the end of the game is the winner.

-Sentence Combining Fun:  Students will pick a card and read the two sentences provided.  They must understand the relationship between the two sentences in order to combine them using one of the target conjunctions.  Each card has a point value.  At the end of the game, the students can add up their points to determine a winner!

-Practice Worksheet: Students will practice and review their understanding of the conjunctions to complete cloze sentences provided.

-Writing Conjunctions:  Students will look at the picture.  Then they will be able to write sentences using the conjunctions however, although, and but.

This download is available in my TpT store!

Now it is your chance to win a copy of this download!  Leave a comment below and I will pick one randomly on Tuesday, March 12th in the evening!!

17 comments:

  1. What a great idea, I love the theme. A lot of my students are working on conjunctions right now :)

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  2. I love the idea of working on conjunctions. It isn't something I've worked on yet with students, but I can definitely see the value in it. I will definitely have to start adding them into my session. Thanks for the awesome idea!

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  3. Super cute! I have several upper elementary kids who could use this.

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  4. The first thought that came to mind (besides, "Yes, I can use this!") was how great this would go with the Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs book I'll be using in the coming month! Thanks for another great one, Miss Speechie! :)

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  5. I have several students working on expanding sentences with conjunctions. I like how you have organized the activities and it's a cute, original theme. This will go on my wishlist.

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  6. Thank you so much for creating this activity, I have trying to find more conjunction activities but have had no luck. Thanks for the giveaway.
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  7. this is a great activity because it uses lesser known conjunctions which still need to be practiced. I love the theme and would loveto win this activity. i could definately use it.

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  8. Love this!!! I definitely have several kids who would benefit from it.

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  9. I have been begging for materials like this!!!! I am finding that many of our language delayed/impaired students are missing fundamental understanding of compound and complex sentence structure esp. the higher level conjunctions/transitional words you included. It's even impacting RTI kiddos struggling with reading comprehension. This is a fantastic activity pack!! I would soooo love to win! smweimer11@msn.com

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  10. This would be very helpful for my Late Elementary and Middle Schoolers!!! It's hard to find useful materials for teaching this. I like the theme too... Not too cutesy and not seasonal!

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  11. I have lots of kids on my caseload that would love a more exciting way to work on conjuctions.

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  12. This awesome!!! just what i needed for my kiddos :)
    i am so thankful for your creativity!!

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  13. This would be great to use with my "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs" book! Would love to have!

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  14. I love this activity. My daughter would love this one too. Thanks.
    Julia
    jswork1@gmail.com

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  15. I'm always looking for more activities to work on conjunctions and complex sentences. This looks great. Thanks. Helen

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  16. This is a cute idea! Spaghetti is a fun theme for complex sentences.

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  17. what a great idea of working on conjunctions especially for complex sentences.

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