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There are two types of prepositional phrases: adjectival and adverbial. Gather teaching strategies from this resource to give your learners lots of practice. First, review prepositions by providing a sentence for your class and having individuals insert any suitable preposition. Then, build understanding with some of the various activities provided. Great worksheets are included if you click the bear that says "Download the Activity."
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.
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.
Bring this lesson into your unit about creative writing and precise language. First, middle schoolers create a piece of writing with the help of their classmates. In the second part of this workshop, they edit their own piece of writing. This exercise allows them to use their knowledge of grammar and word choice in their writing.
Thoroughly review where to put commas: after an introductory clause, before a coordinating conjunction, around nonessential phrases, etc. Furthermore, avoid comma splices by adding a conjunction or semicolon or by starting a new sentence altogether. A 30-slide PowerPoint provides opportunities to practice correct placement of commas.