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Do your students struggle with writing complete sentences? Or do they constantly forget to add punctuation in their writing so they end up with long, hard to read run-on sentences? Or, lastly, maybe they're constantly writing fragments or incomplete sentences! These common problems are often because students don't really understand basic sentence structure! This resource address these issues by teaching your students about subject and predicate in simple sentences so they can tell where their sentences start and begin.
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This resource includes:
- Example Pictures (6 pages)
- Detailed Teacher Directions (4 pages)
- Every Sentence Chant Poster (two versions- one with "punctuation" and one with "period)
- Sentence Poster (two versions- one with "punctuation" and one with "period)
- Subject and Predicate Posters (1 post for each)
- Student Practice Pages:
---Cover (if you'd like to make it into a book)
---Noun and Verb Sort (1 page for nouns and 1 for verbs)
---Linking Verb Cut & Paste (1 page)
---Sentence Hunt (1 page)
---What Does a Sentence Have Student Anchor Chart (1 page)
---Sentence Examples Color Coding (1 page)
---Subject & Predicate Cut and Paste (3 pages)
---Identifying Subject and Predicate in Sentences (3 pages)
---Writing Sentences Practice (1 page)
---Identifying Subject and Predicate in a Story (3 pages)
---Write a Story Practice (1 page)
-Answer Keys & Cut and Paste Pieces (19 pages)
-Partner Puzzle (30 pre-made and 30 editable templates to create your own)
More About this Resource:
This resource is designed to help you delve deeper into sentences with your students by teaching them about subject and predicate.
Why should I teach my students about subject and predicate?
In English, sentence structure is an incredibly complicated thing. Students often struggle with understanding what actually constitutes a complete sentence, when a sentence ends, and how to edit their own sentences in their writing. Our students will often write run on sentences or incomplete sentences if we don’t teach them how to identify a solid, complete sentence.
Although we often tell students that a sentence is “a complete thought”, that’s both vague and not at all a concrete, easy to see concept. However, teaching students that sentences are made up of subjects and predicates and showing them how to identify each can give our students a roadmap as they are writing their own sentences and stories.
How does this resource work?
This resource uses a relatively simple concept to teach your students how to identify if a sentence is a complete sentence. This is a format I’ve used with my own students and found to be very successful. We use a stoplight color coding system to help students identify the parts in sentences, and then they are able to eventually identify those parts in their own writing. This allows them to determine if they have complete sentences in their own writing, and if not, will give them the tools to edit and fix it!
I hope this is as helpful to your students as it has been to mine!
As always, my goal is to make teaching a breeze!