Complex sentence and sentence structure cards for KS2/KS3 English grammar

This resource consists of 2 sets of 40 task cards which will need either to be laminated or printed onto card. In the first set, a multiple choice activity, pupils have to identify the sentence type on each card and fill in the corresponding letter on the pupil answer sheet. For more able pupils, an extension activity is provided, where the verbs in each sentence have to be identified and written down on the challenge sheet. This task is trickier than it sounds, and could generate some discussion and further teaching, since some of the verbs are disguised within negative constructions or in contractions.

The second set consists of pairs of cards labelled A and B. The A cards are all main clauses, and the B cards are subordinate clauses. Cards have to be paired to make complex sentences which make sense. There is no punctuation provided, so that the subordinate clause can go either first or second. Individual teachers may wish to direct the class to begin by putting the main clause first, then teaching/revising the punctuation rule which they need to apply if the order of clauses is reversed. Pupils’ work should be done in exercise books.

A supporting poster is supplied for each set of cards.

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  • Slide3.PNG
  • poster-set-1.pdf
  • poster-set-2.pdf
  • set-1-challenge-pupil-answer-sheet.pdf
  • set-1-challenge-teacher-answer-sheet.pdf
  • set-1-pupil-answer-sheet.pdf
  • set-1-teacher-answer-sheet.pdf
  • set-1-work-cards.pdf
  • set-2-cards-complex-sentences.pdf

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Created: Feb 11, 2019


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