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Phrases and Clauses Worksheet
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.
7th - 12th Language Arts 105 Views 89 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Analyzing Grammar and Syntax in Ayn Rand's Anthem
“I am. I think. I will.” Seek the secrets of words. Ayn Rand’s Anthem provides the text for a series of exercises that ask readers to analyze how Rand uses antimetabole, epistrophe, parallelism, and repetition to create meaning. Using the provided worksheets and graphic organizers, individuals explain the meaning of passages, analyze how Rand uses various grammatical devices to underscore her point, and then create their own examples.
9th - 12th Language Arts 53 Views 47 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Participal Phrases Worksheet
Working on participial phrases in your class? Find out how much your class understands with a pair of quick exercises that could be used for an in-class activity, homework assignment, or assessment. The exercises require pupils to identify past and present participles in sentences and compose original past or present participles to complete sentences.
6th - 9th Language Arts 20 Views 18 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Appositive Phrase Worksheet
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.
6th - 9th Language Arts 14 Views 10 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Prepositional phrases are the focus of a instructional activity 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.
6th - 8th Language Arts 36 Views 76 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Infinitive Phrases Worksheet
To complete a grammar worksheet is the inevitable fate of a student. Well, maybe it's not quite that dramatic, but is a common task. Have your class practice their infinitives with a pair of practice exercises. The first is based on identification of infinitive phrases.
6th - 10th Language Arts 9 Views 7 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Prepositions and Prepositional Phrases
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.
7th - 9th Language Arts 92 Views 146 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Commas with Introductory Elements Worksheet
While the goal of this exercise is to punctuate properly, students will also need to know about clauses, interjections, phrases, etc., and show some creativity. Given prompts, individuals must compose sentences that meet the requirements for each prompt.
6th - 11th Language Arts 11 Views 8 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Commas with Nonessential Elements Worksheet
A comma can make all the difference in a sentence! Have your class members practice determining when commas are absolutely necessary with a quick exercise. For the 15 given sentences, pupils add commas, but only when necessary. Great practice with commas as well as essential and nonessential phrases and clauses!
5th - 9th Language Arts 18 Views 14 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
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.
7th - 10th Language Arts 5 Views 11 Downloads
Your class absolutely needs to know about absolute phrases! Help them master these phrases with a quick pair of grammar exercises. Pupils come up with a series of their own absolute phrases in order to complete sentences and identify the absolute phrases present in a set of sentences.
4th - 6th Language Arts 9 Views 7 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Language Focus Unit One: Interrogative and Demonstrative Pronouns
Work on who, what, where, and how with several grammar activities. Additionally, kids complete sentences with demonstrative (relative) pronouns based on whether items are close or far away.
5th - 8th Science 27 Views 18 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Final Grammar Review: Some Practice Questions
Turn your middle schoolers into fluent grammarians with this review activity. Full of questions about parts of speech, complements, independent and subordinate clauses, and comma rules, the worksheet would be a great review tool. You could also use it as a test or as a series of warm-up activities in your classroom.
8th Language Arts 32 Views 229 Downloads
Prepositions - English Grammar #1
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.
5 mins 5th - 9th Language Arts 5 Views 5 Downloads
Combining with Participial Phrases
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.
3rd - 6th Language Arts 17 Views 123 Downloads
Vocabulary Starter Unit: Adjectives and Routines
Start off each day with a quick warm-up exercise. These starters, which address adjectives, antonyms, and basic sentence formation about routines, will cover four days of the week. All of the activities are on one page, so you can either pass out a copy to each individual at the beginning of the week or project the page and ask pupils to record their responses on a separate sheet of paper.
5th - 10th Language Arts 3 Views 3 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
"I Spy": Using Adjectives and Descriptive Phrases
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.
3rd - 5th Language Arts 66 Views 129 Downloads
Commas Until You Cry!
Various parts of speech are defined along with humorous examples spoken by a hungry crocodile in a 60-slide PowerPoint presentation. Slides seventeen and onward cover comma usage tips. Some sentence examples are obscured by other writing, but most provide great grammar practice for your class.
7th - 11th Language Arts 17 Views 173 Downloads
Test Review Sheet: Poems and Sentence Variety
Thoroughly reviewing the concepts of poetic structure, clauses, sentence types, and phrases, this worksheet would be a great tool for a class in the middle of a poetry and/or grammar unit. Though some of the questions on poetry are specific to nine listed poems, they can be altered to include the poems that you are reading in class.
7th - 9th Language Arts 25 Views 499 Downloads
Test Review Sheet: Irony, Comma Rules, and Sentence Variety,
Covering vocabulary, literary analysis, and grammar, this worksheet would be a great study guide or homework assignment for an eighth-grade Language Arts class. Though the five stories by Edgar Allan Poe, O. Henry, and Oscar Wilde are very specific, a teacher could work their own material into this format.
7th - 9th Language Arts 48 Views 372 Downloads