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The first two pages of a lesson on prepositional phrases can be a handy reference guide for your middle school learners. After reviewing the definition and examples for these phrases, kids then view a slide show to practice their grammar skills. Useful as a class activity or during a language arts computer lab session.
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Students define adjectives and use adjectives and descriptive phrases to write a descriptive paragraph. They write a description of a sensory item, and read and discuss a five senses chart. Students then complete a chart using adjectives or descriptive phrases to describe nouns, and write a descriptive paragraph to describe a painting.
Explore well-known expressions that are frequently used. Middle schoolers read an article with the author's opinion of the most annoying phrases. Afterward, they complete numerous activities that check their reading comprehension. Some of these activities include, looking up vocabulary words, a writing assignment, brainstorming, and sentence starters.
Explore the different symbols of grammar. Middle schoolers write two sentences using different symbols, including asterisks, apostrophes, and ellipses. They also read and answer guided questions.
Ding! The bell just went off, and your class is already knee-deep in reviewing prepositional phrases thanks to this PowerPoint. Twenty-six slides cover 25 preposition activities, and a final slide shows a list of prepositions learners should memorize. Answers are not included, but having a month's worth of bell ringers at your fingertips is amazing!
In this online interactive English skills worksheet, students answer 50 multiple choice questions regarding appropriate grammar. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
Work on modifying phrases and improving writing technique with this worksheet. Young grammarians shorten clauses by modifying phrases to complete the sentences. They complete 16 sentences for practice. Scroll to the bottom of the page to access the practice opportunity.
For this infinitive phrases worksheet, students change the sentence around so that the infinitive phrase is now a gerund phrase. Students complete 10 sentences.
For this sentence completion worksheet, students complete sentences with phrases with the word "so" in them. Students complete 20 sentences.
In this online interactive grammar skills instructional activity, students answer 47 multiple choice questions regarding grammar skills. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
In this online interactive grammar skills activity, students answer 50 multiple choice questions regarding general vocabulary and grammar skills. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
In this grammar worksheet, students identify the underlined phrase or clauses in twenty sentences as prepositional, participial, gerund or an infinitive phrase.
For this grammar worksheet, students identify if each underlined phrase in twenty sentences are infinitive, appositive, gerund, prepositional, clause or a participial phrase.
In this grammar worksheet, students identify the underlined phrase in twenty sentences as infinitive, appositive, gerund, prepositional, clause or a participial phrase.
Looking for a way to practice objective pronouns in your language arts class? Use the slides and the instructional worksheet featured here in your grammar lesson plan. Middle schoolers view a slide show (saved as a PDF), and can use the first two pages as a reference guide for their writing journal. A great addition to a lesson on pronouns!
Students use sensory adjectives in the game "I Spy". In this adjective and descriptive phrases lesson students create a list of sensory adjectives for an item in their classroom. The other students try to guess what item the student is describing. On a following day, the students build upon this activity by using more descriptive language.
Read a short story, "A Day at the Park" together as a class. Have the class break up into groups to add prepositional phrases to each sentence to make it more elaborate and interesting. Consider having a volunteer from each group read their drafts to show how much variety evolves by adding these components. 
Using interesting sentence structures found in Dancing in the Wings by Debbie Allen as a model, class members practice combining two or three sentences by adding participial phrases to increase sentence fluency. Action-packed settings and a familiar series of events are then chosen as the basis for descriptive paragraphs. Finally, pupils work with a partner to add participial phrases to their original writing. A great resource.
Are you about to start a unit on prepositions and prepositional phrases? Provide your young learners with this 10-question quiz to assess their current understanding of the topic. This would be a great pre-assessment to help you plan for your unit, especially when striving to meet Common Core standards.

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