New! Clauses: Parts of a Sentence
3rd - 4th
Deconstruct the parts of a sentence with an activity on clauses. After reading several examples, third and fourth graders find the main clause and subordinate clause in each sentence. Use the resource as part of a unit on sentence structure and varying writing styles.
Enhance your grammar lesson with a presentation on relative pronouns. Part of a larger unit on different kinds of pronouns, the resource offers two ways to teach your class about relative pronouns - with a reference worksheet, or a slide show presentation. Include an activity to help kids decide between using who, whom, that, and which.
Commas and Colons and Semicolons? OH MY!
Take a close look at both the definitions and uses of commas, colons, and semicolons. Commas set off clear parts of sentences, colons come before an explanation, and semicolons join two complete thoughts. Review these types of punctuation with your learners. Common errors, such as comma splices, are also covered.
Writing a Topic Sentence
Here is an inventive, and easy-to-implement lesson on the writing of topic sentences. Learners review what a topic sentence is, practice identifying topic sentences in an informational article, then play a really cool game. All of the worksheets and instructions needed for the game are embedded in this engaging plan. The four-page plan would be an ideal choice when teaching this important writing concept to your elementary schoolers.
Independent and Dependent Clauses
Have learners identify the main clause, subordinate clause, and relative clause within a sentence. One page of definitions and examples accompanies a page of exercises for scholars to practice finding the various clauses.
In this adverb clauses instructional activity, students answer short answer questions and mark adverb clauses in sentences. Students complete 19 problems.
Henry IV, Part I: Does Father Know Best?
“Yea, there thou mak’st me sad and mak’st me sin/In envy that my Lord Northumberland/Should be the father to so blest a son--.” Henry IV, Part I, provides the text for a series of exercises that ask class members to examine the relationship between parents and their children in Shakespeare’s play and in their own lives. To conclude their study, individuals write an additional scene in which King Henry details his expectations for his son and Prince Hal explains how he feels about these expectations. The packet includes step-by-step instructions for the activities, worksheets, and links to video segments.
Reducing Adjective Clauses Part 2
In this reducing adjective clauses part 2 worksheet, learners read the explanation for shortening a relative (adjective) clause with an active voice verb, then interactively completes 10 sentences by reducing the modifying clause to a participial one, with immediate online feedback.
First and Last Sentences
Third graders discover how to read sentences in a paragraph and know the main idea. For this main idea lesson, 3rd graders read paragraphs, underline the first and last sentences and determine the main idea. Students do guided and independent practice.
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.
English Exercises: Present Simple Tense Affirmative Sentences Part 1
In this present simple verb tense online learning exercise, students fill in the blanks in 34 affirmative sentences. They fill in the blanks using the correct form of the words that are shown in parentheses. They use the "Done" button to submit their answers.
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