KISS Grammar Workbooks 2004 North Carolina Trainer Manual
From the Writing of Fourth Graders:
Compound Main Clauses
Part One: Directions:
1. Place parentheses ( ) around each prepositional phrase. 
2. Underline verbs twice, their subjects once, and label complements (PA, PN, IO, or DO).
3. Place brackets [ ] around each subordinate clause. If the clause functions as a noun, label its function. If it functions as an adjective or an adverb, draw an arrow from the opening bracket to the word that the clause modifies.
4. Place a vertical line after each main clause.
5. Label each interjection ("Inj"), each noun used as an adverb ("NuA"), and each example of direct address ("DirA").

1. On February 18, 2003 after school I was doing my homework, and my mom

was cooking dinner.

2. The rain came down hard and fast, and I was getting soaked!

3. Alice started trying to turn off the stove, but she couldn't reach it.

4. I got on my bike, my dad pushed me, and I started.

5. I wobbled a little bit, but then I got my balance and took off!

6. I searched the list of things on the menu, and my dad had some suggestions.

7. We were missing only one ingredient, but it was a very important ingredient

it was the flour.

Part Two: Write a sentence with compound main clauses.