Explain the function of phrases and clauses in general and their function in specific sentences.
Choose among simple, compound, complex, and compound-complex sentences to signal differing relationships among ideas.
This is an interactive, color coding, grammar activity using sentences from my figurative language activities, and asking students to label parts of speech and identify the types of each sentence.
I have pulled one sentence from each section of the prologue for this activity.
This product includes a handout format in Word and a PowerPoint version to project and allow students to come up to the SmartBoard if you have one for the interactive piece. Even middle school students LOVE coming up to color code the words they identify!
Concepts to teach first: declarative, interrogative, imperative, exclamatory AND simple, compound, complex sentences
Parts of speech included:
nouns, pronouns, adjectives, adverbs, prepositions, interjections, helping verbs, action verbs, prepositional phrases, infinitive phrases, conjunctions