Conjunction Activities & Games

Instructor: Clio Stearns

Clio has taught education courses at the college level and has a Ph.D. in curriculum and instruction.

When students know how conjunctions work, they can make more complex sentences in their speaking and writing. This lesson offers you some activities and games you can use for teaching your students about conjunctions.

The Role of Conjunctions

Most students implicitly understand what conjunctions are, since they are used so ubiquitously in language. Conjunctions, those words that connect one clause to another, are all over spoken and written language. Many students, however, do not exactly understand what conjunctions are, how they work, or why they matter. Also, students might not always understand when to choose one conjunction over another, and they might not know what they need to modify in their speaking and writing to make space for conjunctions. This lesson will help you make your grammar instruction more interesting and fun by sharing some games and activities you can use in teaching conjunctions.

Conjunction Games

These games help students get excited and have fun while practicing their use of conjunctions.

Which Conjunction?

Break your students into teams for this game. If they want, students can come up with team names and colors. Have your students sit with their team. Flash two clauses on your Smartboard or large paper. The first team to correctly suggest what conjunction should be used to attach the clauses gets a point for that round. Some examples of clauses include:

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