This resource contains 72 task cards for identifying a phrase vs. a clause. This is a very important skill for students to master before they can successfully identify and use simple, compound, complex, and compound-complex. (CCSS L7.1.b) And, of course students must know the difference in a phrase and a clause before they can use punctuation correctly (CCRA.L.2), explain the functions of clauses and phrases (CCSS L7.1.a), and avoid using misplaced and dangling modifiers (CCSS L7.1.c).
Cards 1-32 have students to identify a group of words as a phrase or clause.
Cards 33-60 have students read a sentence and then decide if an underlined portion is a phrase or a clause.
Cards 61-72 have students write original sentences following a set of provided directions. Students are asked to underline a phrase or clause in their own sentence.
There are six blank cards if you would like to add more. Four of the blank cards are located on an editable PowerPoint. You could always allow students to write their own sentences on task cards and create their own keys.
Answer keys are provided for all task cards.
In addition to the printable task cards, ten super fun review game ideas with instructions and handouts are also included!
Task cards can be used for a variety of purposes in the classroom, including using them in literacy centers, as early finisher work, or as a bell ringer. They are also perfect for playing review games!
Each of the following Task Card Games are included in this resource.
Each game is explained in its individual folder in the zip file. All handouts needed are also included in the individual game folders.
Game # 1 The Joker: For this game you will need playing cards and the task cards in this packet. Instructions and score cards can be found in The Joker Game packet.
Game #2 Put it Together: For this game, you will need an easy puzzle for each group of students. (You can buy these at the Dollar Tree. Make sure the puzzles are 25 pieces or less.) Instructions and handouts are included in the game folder.
Game # 3 Scoot: For this game, you will only need the task cards and the answer sheet included in the Scoot game packet. Follow the directions on the “How to Play” handout.
Game #4 Pop! For this game, you will need task cards and the additional printable POP cards, which are included in the Pop Game packet.
Game # 5 Don’t Get Bean Boozled! For this game you will need a box of the Bean Boozled candy and the task cards. This candy is really a game in itself.
Game #6 Connect Four: For this game, you will need dice, markers, the task cards and the Connect Four playing sheet included in the Connect Four Game Packet.
Game # 7 Skunk: For this game, you will need the task cards and dice. The directions can be found in the Skunk game packet.
Game #8 Tic-Tac-Toe – This game only requires the task cards. You can print the tic-tac-toe grids from the Tic-Tac-Toe Game Packet.
Game # 9 Pass the Chicken or Potato or Whatever Item you Wish: For this game, you will need a rubber chicken, a stuffed animal, a potato, or any other item you wish to use. Instructions for play can be found in the game packet.
Game # 10 Attack the Castle: This game requires the task cards. You can use the printable castles included in the game packet.
Use the task cards with these games or any way you'd like! Also, the review games can be used with any other task cards that you have and for other types of review as well!
Click here to see our other task cards! This can be also be found in our Grammar Task Cards and Games MEGA Bundle!