- Brainpop has a four and half minute video that introduces the types of clauses and tells the viewer why it is important to use different types of sentences with a variety of clauses. I usually stop this video at 3:33 since I am only focusing on dependent clauses and independent clauses.
- Flocabulary provides a complex sentence video that focuses on the two clauses. As with all of their videos, it provides a catchy tune.
Provide Practice Activities
Assessing Students' Understanding
Many of the activities above can also be used as assessments to evaluate whether students are mastering the concept or not.
If you're looking for another option, you could write a few clauses on the board and simply have the students state write down on a piece of paper whether they are a dependent clause or an independent clause.