Independent and Dependent Clause Worksheets:
What's A Clause?
- What words form an independent clause? The key at the top is something you want to make sure as a reference for the entire worksheet.
Writing Your Own Clauses
- This is where students might need a topic to promote them. This requires students to fully understand this skill.
Can You See Em'?
- Which clause is present in each sentence? Look for completely thought out sentences, that is a great way to approach this.
- Read the passage below and underline all of the dependent clauses
that you can find.
Do You Know?
- See what you can put together here. This a nice activity to do as a class. It can also serve as a cool poster for the class walls.
Split Them Up!
- Each phrase below needs to be split in to independent clauses
and dependent clauses. You will use a series of symbols and fill in a bunch of missing commas.
- Can you create complex sentences? Take these phrases and create one sentence
by adding joining words and commas. You can reword the phrase but do not change
- Each sentence contains an independent clause
and a dependent clause. Write the correct phrase
on each line.
It's A Zoo Out There
- Read the passage below and underline all of the independent clauses. Shade the dependent clauses.
Create Your Own
- Create your own sentences that contain one independent clause and one dependent clause.
ID the I and the D. - Write an (I) if the sentence is an independent clause. Write a (D) if the sentence is a dependent clause.
Mark It Up!
- Read the passage below and underline all of the independent clauses. Shade the joining words and mark the dependent clauses with ( ).