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Give your class foundational skills by teaching them how to identify the subject and the predicate of a sentence. Walk them through the information on the top of page one, and then let them complete the practice opportunity independently. Twenty sentences are provided, and learners identify both the subject and predicate of each.
Use this review sheet as a test or homework assignment during your grammar unit. Focusing on parts of speech (particularly direct and indirect objects, pronouns, predicate nominatives, and predicate adjectives), the first part includes fill-in-the-blank and matching questions. The second part prompts eighth graders to label fifteen sentences, write sentences to meet certain grammatical requirements, and diagram three additional sentences.
Have your class doing everything from reading literature, analyzing literary devices, identifying independent and dependent clauses, discussing, and writing creatively with the rich resource found here. After a mini lesson on independent and dependent clauses, your class will read, annotate, and answers questions on two different short stories by O. Henry: After Twenty Years and The Last Leaf. There is also an activity on optical illusions that explore similar themes without the language demands of a text. As a final task, get your class writing creatively with three potential writing prompts. Note: While many skills are practiced here, grammar in-context is the main focus.
Nine lessons in a grammar and usage unit provide endless opportunities for drill and practice. Topics include the four types of sentences, subject and predicates, nouns, verbs, adjectives, pronouns, adverbs and prepositions, conjunctions and interjections, as well as capitalization and punctuation. The scripted unit includes a culminating activity, handouts, worksheets, a bibliography, and an assessment.
In this identifying the complete subject and complete predicate learning exercise, students review explanations with examples, identify the complete subjects and complete predicates in sentences, match a subject to a predicate to complete a sentence that makes sense, and fill in the blank with a subject or predicate that makes sense. Students write thirty-three answers.
In this nouns and verbs worksheet, students underline the complete subject once and the complete predicate twice in 7 sentences. Students identify the underlined words in 7 sentences as complete subject, complete predicate, simple subject or simple predicate. Students choose groups of words to make 5 fragments complete sentences.
In this grammar activity, students read the definition of adjectives, and about demonstrative, predicate, and proper adjectives. They copy sentences in which they identify the adjectives and the nouns they modify. They write the type of adjectives used in a set of sentences, and replace adjectives with those from a word bank. They complete a review and assessment page.
Strengthen your pupils' writing with this worksheet, which provides a reference guide to using strong verbs instead of forms of is and have. Learners then rewrite twelve sentences to make them stronger. This is a great activity to work on word choice or in the middle of a writing unit.
The subject and the predicate are two vocabulary words that every young writer must know. This short, but effective, presentation aptly describes what the subject and predicate are, what role they play in a sentence, and offers some practice sentences for learners to work with.