Lesson Plan Title : Correlative Conjunctions

Age Range: Grade 9 through grade 12 (High School Level)

Overview and Purpose : This lesson has students work in pairs to find correlative conjunctions in popular writing. They can help each other find the conjunctions and highlight them in newspaper articles or selections from chapter books.

Objective: The student will be able to find pairs of correlative conjunctions in popular writing.


Newspaper articles or selections from popular books

2 different colored highlighters per pair of students


Have students work together to find as many correlative conjunctions as they can in a piece of literature. Have them highlight the pairs in alternating colors. The first pair would be one color and the second pair the other color.

Review the articles with the students and help them with any conjunctions they missed.


This activity can also be done as a timed race. Struggling students may need to compile a list of the conjunctions first.