Phrases and Clauses – Independent and Dependent – Grammar Lessons & Worksheets


If planning your grammar lessons on phrases and clauses and independent and dependent clauses has you feeling less than thrilled, let me help! This CLAUSE CAFE mini-unit will make teaching phrases, clauses, and sentence types a sweet treat. From the editable presentation to the interactive activities, worksheets, and quizzes, this resource has it all!


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Use this grammar resource to transform your classroom into a cozy cafe that your students actually *want* to visit. This thematic grammar lesson has all the coffee, donuts, and sweet pastry references your students are interested in, and all the rich instructional content you’re looking for.

► This No-Prep Mini-Lesson on Phrases and Clauses Includes:

  • Editable No-Prep Slideshow (PowerPoint and Google Slides)
  • Phrases vs. Clauses Sorting Activity
  • Phrases and Clauses Worksheets
  • Independent and Dependent Clauses Worksheets
  • Creative Writing Activity
  • Phrases and Clauses Mastery Check/Quiz
  • Answer Keys

You’ll start with the basics and help your students understand the difference between phrases and clauses. Then, you’ll deepen their knowledge of clauses by helping them distinguish between independent and dependent clauses. Finally, they’ll look at different sentence typesand understand the difference between simple, compound, complex, and compound-complex sentences.

► To Use with Google Drive

To quickly assign and use the digital Google Drive components, simply download your purchase, unzip the folder, open the PDF, and click the Google force-copy links on page 4.

No more boring grammar lessons or spending valuable time creating something from scratch… This lesson on phrases and clauses is both ready to use and easy to customize to fit your classroom needs!


Want to make it multisensory? Grab some donuts and a hot beverage (like decaf coffee, hot cocoa, or cider), turn on an acoustic coffeehouse playlist, and display this cozy cafe scene. You will love getting your planning time back with this easy-to-use mini-unit, and your students will love the engaging tasks!

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