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Get Connected: Teaching Correlative Conjunctions with a Fun Match-Up Game


Get Connected: Teaching Correlative Conjunctions with a Fun Match-Up Game

Get Connected: Teaching Correlative Conjunctions with a Fun Match-Up Game

Correlative conjunctions are an essential part of the language that connects two elements in a sentence. They play a critical role in constructing meaningful and grammatically correct sentences. Teaching correlative conjunctions to students can be challenging, as it requires an in-depth understanding of the different types and their proper usage. To make this process more engaging and interactive, this activity, "Correlative Conjunctions Match-Up," has been designed to help students identify and use correlative conjunctions correctly. The game involves matching sentences with their respective correlative conjunction pairs and explaining their usage in context. Through this activity, students can strengthen their understanding of correlative conjunctions and enhance their writing skills.


"Correlative Conjunctions Match-Up"


Correlative conjunctions are pairs of words that work together to connect parts of a sentence. They include words like "both...and", "either...or", "neither...nor", and "not only...but also". In this game, students will practice identifying and using correlative conjunctions in a fun and engaging way.


  • To identify and use correlative conjunctions correctly in sentences
  • To understand the function of correlative conjunctions in sentence structure


  • Whiteboard or chalkboard
  • Markers or chalk
  • Index cards with sentences (one sentence per card)
  • Matching pairs of correlative conjunction cards (one card for each half of the conjunction pair)


  1. Begin by reviewing the definition and examples of correlative conjunctions with the class.
  2. Divide the class into pairs or small groups.
  3. Hand out the index cards with sentences to each group.
  4. On the board, write out all of the correlative conjunction pairs as headings (e.g. "both...and", "either...or").
  5. Give each group a set of correlative conjunction cards and have them match the correct pair with each sentence on their index cards.
  6. Have each group present their matched pairs to the class, explaining why they chose each conjunction and how it works in the sentence.
  7. As a class, discuss any errors or misunderstandings and review as needed.


Observe students during the activity to ensure they are correctly identifying and using correlative conjunctions. Have students complete a short written exercise or quiz to assess their understanding of correlative conjunctions.


Challenge students to create their own sentences using correlative conjunctions and exchange with a partner to identify the correct pair. Alternatively, have students work in groups to create a short story using correlative conjunctions.


To make the activity more challenging, use more complex sentences or include conjunctions like "whether...or" or "just".


Ask students to reflect on what they learned about correlative conjunctions and how this knowledge will help them in their future writing.

Mr. ‏El-Sayed Ramadan ‎ ‎


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