Sentence Structure: Simple, Compound, Complex, and Compound-Complex Sentences


Make teaching sentence structure fun, engaging, and hands-on! This sentence structure resource is a complete teaching unit with materials for direct instruction, student practice, and assessment.

⭐️ 2023 UPDATE: This unit now includes both the print and the digital files!

In this unit, students will learn about the four types of sentence stricture: simple sentences, compound sentences, complex sentences, and compound-complex sentences.

Here’s what you’ll get with this sentence structure resource:

  • a 41-slide, editable, animated, color-coded PowerPoint AND Google Slides™ presentation
  • 19 usable student pages (PDF and Google Docs™)
  • a diagnostic pre-test
  • multiple worksheets
  • a hands-on classroom activity
  • a final test
  • answer keys

Your students will love learning about sentence structure, and they will see an immediate improvement in their writing when they begin to write with a varied sentence structure as they learn to include simple sentence, compound sentences, complex sentences, and compound-complex sentences in their writing. It will help them improve their grammar skills!

The instructional slide breaks sentence structure down to the basics, which makes it easier for students to grasp. First, students learn about subjects and predicates because this is the basis for understanding sentence structure. Then, they learn about the difference between independent and dependent clauses. Finally, the PowerPoint teaches each sentence structure type with detailed examples. Before you know it, your students will master this concept and be able to write amazing compound-complex sentences.

Prep is quick and easy… Just print the student pages, gather the materials listed, and you’re ready for a fun and engaging class! Or you can also choose the digital options!


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