Spelling: Consonant Blends
Grammar: Dependent/Independent Clauses; Compound Sentences
An independent clause can stand alone as a sentence.
A dependent clause cannot stand alone. A signal word connects it to an independent clause. Some signal words include: although, before, after, because, if, even if, unless, until, since.
Two independent clauses can be joined together to make a compound sentence. Join clauses with a comma and the conjunctions and, but, or or.
Vocabulary Strategy: Pronunciation
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