Explain that coordinating conjunctions are used when combining two independent clauses, like, "The dog was hungry and his food bowl was empty." Students will be introduced to the acronym FANBOYS to help them remember the coordinating conjunctions. They will read an example using each conjunction.
Explain that subordinating conjunctions when combining an independent clause and a dependent clause, such as, "Jane got ready quickly because she overslept." Show some examples of subordinating conjunctions, including although, because, while, and until.
Next, students will read several sentences and circle the conjunctions. They will then specify whether those conjunctions are coordinating or subordinating. They will also complete sentences by dragging conjunctions to the blanks and tell whether they are coordinating or subordinating. Students will then read a passage and highlight the coordinating and subordinating conjunctions. They will use coordinating conjunctions in sentences.