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Appositives and Present Participle Phrases (-ing word groups)
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.
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.
The Appositive Phrase
What is an appositive? Knowing this phrase is essential to understanding the comma rule that involves them. Read the examples, and then complete the 20 sentences that follow. An answer guide is also provided.
The beauty in this presentation about appositives is the color coding. Terms are defined, examples are given and a practice exercise is included. Especially great for visual learners.
Writing Conventions: Combining Sentences with Appositives
Young grammarians as well as language learners can benefit from a short presentation about using appositives to combine short, related sentences. After a brief definition of terms, pairs share their ideas and combine model sentences.
Students investigate the use of appositives as descriptive phrases. In this appositive lesson, students examine the proper use and punctuation of appositives as phrases that describe nouns or noun phrases. They participate in a teacher led lesson, guided practice, and individual practice in writing complex sentences with appositives.
Using Commas with Appositives
In this commas and appositives worksheet, students rewrite sentences and include an appositive in the sentence. Students also circle the appositive phrase in sentences.
As a review of appositives, this worksheet could be an easy-to-use resource. it is a one-page activity with a list of definitions involving appositives, and 6 relative questions.
Combining Sentences with Appositives
Give your young grammarians added practice combining sentences with appositives. Pairs of sentences are presented, and learners rewrite the second sentence adding it to the first using commas, appositives, or an appositive phrase.
Third graders use the text about a beetle life cycle to identify unknown vocabulary words. In this appositives lesson plan, 3rd graders define the words on the worksheet they are given.
In this appositive worksheet, students are given ten sentences containing appositives that they must correct using the appropriate punctuation.
Combining Sentences with Appositives
In this sentence combining worksheet, students combine sentences by changing information in a second sentence to an appositive or appositive phrase and adding it to the first sentence.
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.
Review nine common comma rules with page one of this two-page packet. Then, provide your class the second page for practice. A great resource waits for you here!
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.
Seven Ways to Start a Sentence
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.
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.
Fill in the Blanks: Using Modifiers to Provide Detail
Modify your pupils' skills in modifiers with the practice questions that assess the mastery of the many types of modifiers such as: adjectives, adverbs, prepositional phrases, participial phrases, appositive phrases, infinitive phrases, absolute phrases, and adverb and adjective clauses. Add more questions to assess specific modifiers, or use this as a unit test for grammar.
Recognizing Noun Clauses, Lesson 19
Add this presentation to your lesson about subordinate clauses and sentence variety. With many examples of noun clauses, including appositives and ways to use them in different types of sentences, this slideshow would be a great way to reinforce your middle schoolers' grammar skills. The last section of slides provides a practice activity.
Other Types of Reduction
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.