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Explore appositives, phrases that immediately follow the noun they modify, using sentence strips, examples, and collaborative learning. The class works together to identify appositives and use commas to properly punctuate them. Partners create their own sentences with appositives on sentence strips to test if they are correct. It's a fun, hands-on way to master a specific punctuation/grammar rule.
Combine sentences with the help of this grammar resource! Learn how to combine sentences using appositives and present participle phrases. The first page focuses on combining two sentences and creatine one. On page two, writers practice combining sentences by using present participle phrases.
Students investigate the use of appositives as descriptive phrases. In this appositive instructional activity, students examine the proper use and punctuation of appositives as phrases that describe nouns or noun phrases. They participate in a teacher led instructional activity, guided practice, and individual practice in writing complex sentences with appositives.
Avoid short, choppy sentences in your class's writing by focusing on sentence structures. The first page in this two-page packet shows your class how to combine sentences using conjunctions, a list, an appositive, or compound predicate. Then, on the second page, they experiment combining sentences.
Could your language arts class use some practice with commas? Use these pages to work on separating adjectives with commas, setting off introductory words, and appositives. The worksheets prompt kids to copy the sentences onto another piece of paper, but you could easily integrate the activity into your Daily Oral Language.
Secondary learners will study reduction principles in order to apply them to sentence structure. By going over phrases, clauses, adverbs, and adjectives, students learn and apply the concepts. Also included is an independent practice exercise and answer key. Tip: Break this into two days if time is limited.
Go over the basics of restrictive and non-restrictive clauses with this grammar learning exercise. After reviewing the concepts, as well as the definitions of parentheticals and appositives, young learners label ten sentences as restrictive or non-restrictive. Use this resource as a homework assignment or as a class activity.
Fourth graders, after reading "Woodsong" by Gary Paulsen, explore/research what an Iditarod is and then create a speech about their selected musher and present their new found information to their classmates. In addition, they participate in a Word Wall, write a Musher Bio Poem and get involved in a Scavenger Hunt.
Trying to find a way for your eighth graders to use more variety in their writing? Use this worksheet as both a review and reference page to reinforce the different ways to begin a sentence. Learners are offered the chance to practice starting sentences with adverbs, prepositional phrases, participial phrases, absolute phrases, appositive phrases, introductory adverb clauses, and noun clauses.