Change the sentences so they become one sentence like this:
My mother told me not to ride my bike in the street, for it is too dangerous.
Using for as a conjunction is not as common today as it once was, but it is important to know its function and use as a
conjunction because you will see it used this way in things that you read.
The word yet is also used in a different way as a conjunction than its usual meaning. For example, as a conjunction, yet has
a similar meaning to but.
◊ Write this example sentence on the board: My dog makes me so mad sometimes, yet I still love her.
◊ If I replaced yet in this sentence with but, the meaning would not change. My dog makes me so mad sometimes, but I still
◊ Change yet to but in the example sentence.
◊ You can see from the example that yet used as a conjunction to join the two ideas together is a lot different than using yet
as in“Are we there yet?”
Now that we know a few conjunctions and what they do, we will work together to finish revising the sentences in the
sample writing we looked at earlier. (return to the Student Sample Writing page
Distribute the following materials: ◊ Independent Practice, Student Page 2a ◊ Independent Practice, Student Page 2b
Now that you have had some practice joining sentences and phrases with conjunctions, you will practice using
conjunctions on your own.
Each student writing sample has some sentences or phrases that need to be joined with a conjunction. Your job is to select
the best conjunction that makes sense and is the best revision for the sentences.
First make your corrections in the paragraph, and then read the questions.
Give the student time to complete both Student Pages.