When you have a group of words that form their own sentence, all by themselves, we call this an independent clause. That means that, first and foremost, it is a complete thought and that it has both a subject and a verb. If it lacks a complete thought, but still has a subject and a verb we call it a dependent clause. These worksheets from Easy Teacher encourage students to write multiple sentences at one time that use both types of clauses. By defining how dependent clauses typically connect with one or more independent clauses to form sentences, you have the right grammar tool to make your kids literary stars long before they reach high school.
As an English teacher motivated by giving students the tools they need to become highly literate, you understand the importance dependent and independent clauses within different sentences.