Teaching our students to combine short, simple sentences into sentences with compound subjects and predicates can improve their writing. It’s a simple skill that sometimes just needs to be taught to them.
Take these two sentences as an example:
- Tom ate the pizza.
- Tom ate the breadsticks.
They can be combined by getting rid of the redundant information and using the conjunction “and.” The combined sentence would be:
Tom ate the pizza and breadsticks.
There are two worksheets that each have five sentence pairs to combine for a total of ten pairs of sentences. An answer sheet is also included.