Correlative Conjunctions Lesson Plan

Instructor: Bethany Calderwood

Bethany has taught special education in grades PK-5 and has a master's degree in special education.

This lesson plan uses whole class work, small groups, interactive activities and a writing assignment to introduce and practice the rules for using correlative conjunctions correctly.

Learning Objectives

As a result of this lesson, the students will be able to:

  • identify the five most common pairs of correlative conjunctions
  • define the role of correlative conjunctions
  • construct sentences containing correlative conjunctions that have appropriate subject-verb agreement, pronoun-antecedent agreement, and parallel structure


  • 1 hour

Curriculum Standards


Explain the function of conjunctions, prepositions, and interjections in general and their function in particular sentences.

Vocabulary and Phrases

  • Correlative conjunction
  • Agreement
  • Antecedent
  • Parallel structure


  • Copies of the lesson What Are Correlative Conjunctions? - Definition & Examples
  • Copies of the quiz
  • Paragraph containing multiple errors in agreement, both subject/verb and pronoun/antecedent
  • Examples of sentences with correlative conjunctions where students must choose the appropriate verb or antecedent
  • Collection of phrases, clauses, and single words for parallel structure improv

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