Great idea for conjunctions! Love the paper clip joining two sentences. 5 Conjunctions with clips - compound sentences! You can use this with my game/task cards for sentences! Pictures support learning at Looks-Like-Language!
Summarizing with 5 fingers: Somebody, Wanted etc. Give each group an explorer to learn about. The group creates a SWBTS chart to present to the class. Also try with bios of scientists, inventors, . teaches students about perseverance.