Grade 3 ELA: In Conjunction

Today we're learning all about but...and or, and and, and not. If you haven't guessed it by now, this video is about conjunctions.

3rd GradeLanguage Arts
Elementary and Middle School3rd Grade
LanguageEnglish Language

Transcript

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Yup.

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Connections are everywhere.

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Another thing that gets connected all the time?

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Words.

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But not through some cool Snapchat filter. [Girl using a snapchat filter]

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Nah, words use conjunctions!

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Conjunctions are “connecting words” because they're word that, well, connect other words

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together.

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But enough with the explaining – let's see some examples! [Dino giving conjunction examples]

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But. And. Or. Not. For. So. Yet.

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Conjunctions can connect two words together...

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Like “Chocolate and vanilla.” [Boy holding an ice cream]

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As well as two independent clauses or ideas together...

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Like, “I see the glass as half full, COMMA BUT you see the glass as half empty.” [Two people looking at a glass]

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But guess what?

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There are actually special types of conjunctions, too.

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Like correlative conjunctions, which are conjunctions that show up in pairs.

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This includes conjunctions like “either” or “neither,” which suggest that one thing

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doesn't exist without the other. [Man holding hot pizza slice and it turns to a blue slice]

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For example, we might say to our pesky sibling, “Either you leave me alone or I tell mom

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you're being a butt.”

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Of course, we'd never say that. [Little brother pestering older sister]

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We're civilized.

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We'd say they're being a buttocks.

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Another type of conjunction is a subordinating conjunction, which shows how one element of

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a sentence is related to another.

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Subordinating conjunctions include words like as if, before, how, if, because, unless, and

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until.

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For example, “Because I was hungry, I ate the cold pizza.” [Hand takes slice of cold pizza out of a fridge]

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Which…wow.

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What a noble act.

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Someone give that guy a medal. [Guy given a medal]

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As you've probably guessed, there are a whole lot of different types of conjunctions – but

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they all serve the same purpose: to connect the different words and ideas in a sentence

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in order to keep it making sense.

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And if you disagree with that, then you're just being a stubborn buttocks. [Girl chasing little brother]

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So civilized.

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Time to take tea in the garden! [Man drinking tea in the garden]