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There are two types of prepositional phrases: adjectival and adverbial. Gather teaching strategies from this resource to give your learners lots of practice and meet Common Core standards! First, review prepositions by providing a sentence for your class and having individuals insert any suitable preposition. Then, build understanding with some of the various activities provided. Great worksheets are included if you click the bear that says "Download the Activity."
Designed originally for higher education, this PowerPoint could also be used to introduce your high schoolers to the semicolon, colon, and comma splice. The texts do not contain pictures or graphics; instead, they present information in an organized, bullet-point template.
Though Charles Dickens was the master of comma splices, pupils often (unwittingly) adopt his style of writing without the practice necessary to make the stylistic choice. In this Six-Trait Writing lesson, they practice their conventions and word choice using an excerpt from A Tale of Two Cities as a model. The lesson includes all necessary overheads and assignments, including an assignment for the editing phase.
“Very orderly and methodical he looked, with a hand on each knee, and a loud watch ticking a sonorous sermon under his flapped waistcoat, as though it pitted its gravity and longevity against the levity and evanescence of the brisk fire.” Dickens’ diction and syntax can cause readers, even those familiar with 19th Century prose, to stumble. Provide your pupils with an opportunity to tackle complex text with a series of exercises based on a brief excerpt from A Tale of Two Cities. Brief writing assignments, a fill-in-the-blank quiz, and guided questions for the passage are included in the plan.