Homer ate my burger
Write a simple sentence such as: "Homer ate the burger." Challenge the children to add an extra clause using a connective. The extra "chunk" the clause may come before or after the original sentence: "As there were no doughnuts, Homer ate the burger." Or "Homer ate the burger while Bart chewed on a carrot."
Draw the children's attention to the way in which the new sentence either starts with a connective or the connective is used after the original.
Check that where the subordinate clause precedes the main clause, it is followed by a comma: "Although the camel had bitten him, Homer grinned."
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