This lesson is an attempt to connect grammar instruction to the everyday instruction of the classroom. This grammar lesson, which focuses on compound sentences with explanatory statements, is how I would envision teaching students the specific sentence pattern in the context of writing a research paper. The lesson is a way of challenging them to develop their written language and use a variety of sentence patterns in their communication.
Grammar is not best taught in isolation, and this lesson allows for grammar to be part of the overall writing and revision process. Click the link to see the entire lesson.