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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.
There are many different types of clauses and phrases, and your class can practice them while reading and adding to a story about Grammar Man and his battle with the Fragmenter, the Cell Phony, and other grammar villains! For the first section here, pupils identify adverb clauses, adjective clauses, prepositional phrases, participial phrases, gerund phrases, infinitive phrases, appositives, and absolute phrases. In the second section, which is similar to a Mad Lib™, learners fill in each blank with the designated phrase or clause type.
Are you positive that's an appositive? Make sure that your class members can pick an appositive or appositive phrase out of a lineup and come up with their own appositives by asking them to complete the exercises provided here. There are two parts to this worksheet; complete the first section as a warm-up activity and assign the second for homework.
Prepositional phrases are the focus of a worksheet that asks learners to identify the preposition, the prepositional phrases, and the object of the preposition in each of the provided sentences. In addition, pupils are asked to combine two sentences into one by using a prepositional phrase.
Prepositions and prepositional phrases are the focus of a 15 sentence practice exercise that asks young grammarians to circle any prepositions and underline the prepositional phrases. Because an answer sheet is included, the worksheet could be used as extra practice or as homework.
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.
In this online interactive English skills worksheet, students answer 50 multiple choice questions regarding appropriate grammar. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
In this infinitive phrases worksheet, students change the sentence around so that the infinitive phrase is now a gerund phrase. Students complete 10 sentences.
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.
In this online interactive grammar skills worksheet, students answer 47 multiple choice questions regarding grammar skills. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
In this sentence completion learning exercise, students complete sentences with phrases with the word "so" in them. Students complete 20 sentences.
In this online interactive grammar skills learning exercise, students answer 50 multiple choice questions regarding general vocabulary and grammar skills. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
For this grammar worksheet, learners identify the underlined phrase or clauses in twenty sentences as prepositional, participial, gerund or an infinitive phrase.
Students use sensory adjectives in the game "I Spy". In this adjective and descriptive phrases lesson plan 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.
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.
Discover how to use prepositions in order to talk about location and direction. Definitions of prepositions, prepositional phrases, noun phrases, and more are given. Separate prepositions are then discussed and used in sentences. Fill-in-the-blank exercises are given with two words to choose from.
This activity tackles the topic of verb phrases by providing an explanation of a verb phrase followed by several examples of verb phrases and their meanings. Students complete fill in the blank sentences with the correct verb phrase.