Use this fun & engaging activity to help students understand subject and predicate!
Role play with your students and involve them in sentences to get them up, out of their seats, and "living out" subject and predicate!
The game is simple - the teacher pretends that they are now King or Queen of their classroom. The students are their "subjects" and must do whatever the King/Queen commands! Then, the teacher flashes the sentences on the board and asks "who are the subjects in my land?". The students reply with whoever's name is on the slide. Then the teacher asks their subject to "do as they command". The students then go and perform the action.
My students always get a hoot out of it! The anticipation of seeing their name on the board keeps them engaged. It is a short but memorable activity.
When working with sentence fragments, I routinely ask my students after playing this game: "Is there a subject in your land in this sentence? Is there a command?"
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