CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.7.1a Explain the function of phrases and clauses in general and their function in specific sentences. (No phrases in this lesson. Check out “Adjective, Adverb, and Appositive Phrases: A Week of Bell Ringers” in my store to pair with this lesson.)
Check out the lesson and then consider your students’ ages/ability level. Then decide how you want to teach it—take one or two days, five days or seven days.
The lesson can be taught by you or a substitute in one to two class periods. It can be taught in five days by duplicating the first four pages front to back and teaching each double-sided page on one day. Finally, it can be taught using each page separately (do not duplicate front and back) and it will take seven days to teach. This allows students to absorb the concept and use it in several ways over a longer time period. In this way, the knowledge should stay with them. I intended these activities to be used first thing in class every day as a bell-ringer activity. They are straight-forward and simple so that students can absorb the basic concepts easily.
I think having all the little pieces in place such as understanding what different clauses do is essential to strong, unambiguous writing. Knowing what are the different kinds of clauses can also help eliminate fragments and run-ons. So, no matter what the age of your students, they can benefit from this lesson.
This lesson contains:
• All teacher instructions
• An instructional worksheet on “What is a Clause?” with KEY
• An instructional worksheet on “What is an Adjective Clause?” with KEY
• An instructional worksheet on “What is an Adverb Clause?” with KEY
• An instructional worksheet on “What is a Noun Clause?” with KEY
• A worksheet on “Definitions and Uses of Adjective, Adverb, and Noun Clauses
• A worksheet on “Recognizing and Using Adjective, Adverb, and Noun Clauses” with partial KEY
• A “Quiz over Adjective, Adverb, and Noun Clauses” with KEY
This lesson is also in a Bundle. Find it in my store under Trimester Two.
Again, this lesson does not contain phrases but you can find the companion lesson in my store under “Adjective, Adverb, and Appositive Phrases: A Week of Bell Ringers.”