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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.
Students create a book based upon the words of The Itsy, Bitsy Spider. In this literacy lesson plan, students recite the fingerplay. Students use pre-cut sentence sentences to correctly order the events from the fingerplay into a booklet. Students illustrate the mini-book.
Do your pupils need a little variety in their writing? Help them build compound and complex sentences with sentence frames. They first combine two independent clauses to form a compound sentence, then add a third clause to make a complex sentence. A good addition to your writing unit.
Come up with a list of requirements for this expository essay on Esperanza's character in Esperanza Rising as a class and use the list to guide class writing. Here, learners will complete the first paragraph, discuss their notes for the second paragraph, and then compose the second paragraph. Instead of think-pair-share, have your class members ink-pair-share as they write! They will write a few sentences, and then share will their small groups for feedback. The writing they do will be used during a final assessment for the unit.
Delight your beginning blueberry counters with this engaging addition activity. Number sentences are affixed onto pails and learners place the sums into each pail. Also, working in pairs, they investigate estimation and subtraction by determining the difference between one partner's estimate, and the other partner's actual count. Two more blueberry counting activities further help your class to model counting, addition, and subtraction. This lesson is fresh!
Here is a lesson that is best utilized as reinforcement in identifying sentences that combine independent/dependent clauses, and phrases that are awkward, fragmented or complete. Learners use the red, yellow, and green light method of identifying the problems in the writing examples, and have to clarify what is incorrect in specific examples.
Work on sentence fragments with your class using this handout and brief exercise. This resource, which could be used as a reference sheet for learners, goes into detail about complete sentences and the different errors that cause sentence fragments. When they are finished reading through this information, scholars complete a brief exercise in which they identify the subject and main verb of each sentence and make corrections where necessary.
Tighten up your class's grammar with this straightforward learning exercise on sentence patterns. After a short review about sentence patterns, clauses, and subjects and verbs, ten questions prompt young writers to identify the parts of the sentence. Use this lesson as homework or as a class assessment.
Students who are adult ESOL learners examine pay stubs and determine how payroll deductions are spent on services and company benefits. While looking at a pay stub they complete a worksheet. They focus on the proper sequence of words in sentences and study a list of associated vocabulary words.
In the second lesson in a series that revolves around the story, Thank You, Mr. Falker, learners practice the skill of answering direct questions from the text while using complete sentences. After a teacher-led review of how to write answers using a full sentence, pupils complete a worksheet (embedded in the plan), which has four questions that have to do with the story. They are higher-level questions which will require students to give their opinions about certain events in the story. Finally, a vocabulary game is played by the whole class that uses selected words from the story.
An excellent language arts worksheet. Learners read seven sentences and determine if each is simple, compound, or complex. In order to practice sentence combining, young writers join 10 sets of sentences to form compound sentences, and then add a simple sentence to eight groups of words to form compound or complex sentences.
Students explore sentence fluency and organization in their writing. In this six traits of writing lesson, students listen to Owl Moon by Jane Yolen. Using the language patterns found in this book as a model, students work in groups to add details to short sentences provided by the teacher. Each student chooses one of these sentences as a paragraph topic and focuses on incorporating varied sentence length as s/he writes.
Students analyze word problems and create number sentences. In this problem solving lesson, students review addition, sing songs for motivation, and discuss how to create a missing quantity number sentence. Students then work in small groups to solve word problems as well as analyze them.
What child doesn't like trains? Use this fun idea to practice writing. Young readers learn to write complete sentences by using a train graphic organizer made out of construction paper. Each section of the train (engine, boxcar, and caboose) has different parts of a sentence for learners to choose from. They must use an article, adjectives, nouns, verbs, and adverbs to create their sentences.
If you are currently teaching adverbs in your class, this resource might be for you! For this activity, learners review adverbs and example sentences, identify and rewrite sentences with too many adverbs, add adverbs to sentences, and review and assess their adverb knowledge. Supplement these activities with an adverb word bank for more language support.