Finding Complements is Step Four in the Simple Steps to Sentence Sense series by Charlene Tess. In my book, Simple Steps to Sentence Sense, I present eight simple steps, which if followed in order, make it easy to analyze an English sentence.
Grammar is my specialty. I have always loved taking sentences apart and putting them back together, and I successfully taught my students using the simple steps method for over three decades.
After many requests, I have decided to offer each of the eight steps as individual units. This 52 page Common Core Aligned unit on complements (direct object, indirect object, objective complement, predicate nominative, and predicate adjective) contains: the SAM sheet, lesson notes, 20 group practice sentences for each type of complement, 20 individual practice sentences for each type of complement, writing connection pages for each type of complement, a test for each type of complement, and the answers.
As a bonus, this unit includes a link to two instructional videos. One discusses the complements that follow action verbs and the other discusses the complements that follow linking verbs. Each video is short and easy to understand, and best of all FREE! You can use the videos with students who enroll late in the year, with students who need tutoring, or you can play the videos for your class, sit back, and let me explain the lesson notes. This unit is Common Core Aligned.
First, make copies of the SAM sheet and the lesson notes and give each student a copy. Then, they can follow along as the video explains the lesson notes.
Please be aware that this unit comes directly from the book. If you already own or plan to purchase the Simple Steps to Sentence Sense for High School book, this product will be a duplicate. It is important that you follow the 8 simple steps you will find in the Simple Steps to Sentence Sense for High School book in order to fully understand how to analyze English sentences. Skipping around can be confusing and the tests in the book are cumulative. For example, Step One: Finding Prepositional Phrases is tested in all 7 of the steps that follow.
I hope you find this unit helpful. Be sure to visit my blog for tips and hints on grammar and usage. www.simplestepstosentencesense.blogspot.com