6 Best Writing Lessons Ever
teacher helping student
Administrators Welcome

Set your teachers and students up for writing success all year long.

Get Ready for the School Year

See what Empowering Writers can offer to have your teachers ready to go at the start of the school year.  

two boys working at their desks in elementary school

What We Do

Find out how we deliver best writing practices to help your educators become confident writing teachers.

Learn More


teacher praising elementary student

Research & Case Studies

Read our case studies to see how we’ve helped school districts across the country grow and succeed in writing for over a decade.

Learn More

portrait of school children with teacher
Teachers Welcome

Learn how to teach writing so you can develop successful authors.

Teachers Start Here
discussing online data


Explore our workshops to see how we can make a difference in your school.

Virtual Workshops 

Upcoming Workshops

About Our Workshops

product computer screen on an office desk

The Hub

Get an all-in-one interactive 360-degree online resource that brings you professional development, digital teaching tools, how-to demonstration videos and digital resources for students.

Visit The Hub

teacher working on laptop

The Toolbox

Check out our toolbox of resources for teachers. Get access to our student writing samples and lessons, and find scope and sequence guides to help you easily plan your writing lessons.

Toolbox Resources

Visit Empowering Writers Blog

Get updates regarding literacy, writing, State standards, and receive our latest news and offerings from the Empowering Writers’ blog -or- Get updates regarding literacy, writing, State standards, and receive our latest news and offerings.

6 Best Writing Lessons Ever

Types of Conjunctions Practice

by Kylene Reed, on Feb 4, 2020 9:44:29 PM

My students need lots of practice when it comes to combining sentences using conjunctions. Not only do they need to be able to identify a compound and complex sentence, but they also need to be able to write them correctly so that they can use this powerful skill in their own writing.

I am all about trying to make my class as fun as possible, but sometimes our students just need to write the sentences. I was typing out simple sentences that I wanted them to rewrite when I looked over at my bookshelf and saw the Apples to Apples and PicWits games. The idea came to me. What if I have the students write the sentences to go with the picture using conjunctions and then choose the best sentence that is written correctly and also most appropriate to the picture? So, I pulled out all of the picture cards, provided slips of paper for them to write their sentences on, typed up some new directions, and Viola! I created a whole new game that the kids loved!
You can use this game for practicing any conjunctions. I used it for correlative conjunctions first and then as a review of all conjunctions. I have included my directions and a few examples for you to use! These picture cards are from the game PicWits, which is an older age version of Apples to Apples. * I always hand pic my pictures from the games to be sure that they are appropriate for my classroom:) * If you don't have either of these games, you could just use google images and print them off!

Be sure to check out the lessons on conjunctions on the HUB or in your Editing and Revising Guides for grades 3, 4, &7. 


IMG_9091 IMG_9166  IMG_9163 (1)  IMG_9165 (1)

Just click the red links below to download directions.













        Types of Conjunctions Review    



          Correlative Conjunctions Practice

Topics:Everyday WritingKylene's FavoritesGrammar