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Christmas - Simple, Complex, and Compound Sentence Sort

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Google Slide, PDF | 1 page | Grades: 4 - 5

Practice reading, identifying, and writing simple, compound, and complex sentences with a Christmas cut and paste worksheet.

Christmas Grammar Worksheet – Simple, Compound, and Complex Sentences 

Since it’s the Christmas season, add a sprinkle of Christmas spirit to your grammar lessons with our printable Christmas sentence cut and paste worksheet. Simple, compound, and complex sentences are essential to academic writing. Writing becomes boring, monotonous, and sounds robotic without variation in the types of sentences used. Encourage your students to expand their writing by practicing their skills with simple, compound, and complex sentences. This activity will help students review their knowledge of these sentence structures.

This activity requires students to 

  • Read sentences to determine if they are simple, compound, or complex and sort them into the correct categories and glue them down.

By practicing this skill in an engaging way, students can strengthen their ability to identify and use these types of sentences more quickly and accurately in academic texts.

Scaffolding & Extension Tips 

In addition to individual student work time, use this worksheet as a:

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Turn this teaching resource into a sustainable activity by printing on cardstock and slipping it into a dry-erase sleeve. Students can record their answers with a dry-erase marker, then erase and reuse them. 

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This resource was created by Anna Helwig, a teacher in Arizona and a Teach Starter Collaborator.

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