It’s that time of year when I am constantly trying to think of new ways to revise sentence types with my class. The following is an idea I’m going to try out next week.
The aim is to try remind students that combining two simple sentences into one complex sentence, they must have a main clause and subordinate clause separated by a comma where necessary.
I’ll put some examples of subordinate clauses on the board e.g. “as she put on her lipstick”. The students then need to think of a main clause to go with each subordinate clause, then act it out. The rest of the class have to guess what their main clause is.
I’m hoping this will allow my students to think about a rather dry topic in a different way.