Here is a mini-unit for verbal phrases which combines three of my resources into one bundle
. This zip file includes a Verbal Phrases Scavenger Hunt activity, guided practice trashketball game (power point), independent practice worksheet, and extended practice bookmarks. The independent practice worksheet has five practice sentences for each type of verbal (15 sentences in total). The sentences intrigue students with information on the topic of “synesthesia,” a condition in which the stimulation of one sense leads to the involuntary experience of an additional sense. A key is provided.
In the trashketball game, each round incorporates sentences about classic literature including To Kill a Mockingbird, The Great Gatsby, and A Raisin in the Sun. For the first two rounds, students simply identify the underlined verbal in each sentence, but the difficulty increases in the third round when they have to both identify and write the verbal phrase in each sentence.
The power point presentation includes a slide which explains the rules at the beginning of the game, and a key is provided on the last slide. Teacher instructions for playing the game are also provided on slide nine.
The bookmarks help students see the connections between their language learning and their reading. Verbals (gerunds, participles, and infinitives) are reviewed on the front of each bookmark and students write their own examples (found in the text) on the back of each bookmark. These bookmarks can be used with a whole class novel, literature circles, or student selected books.
If preferred, the trashketball game
can be purchased separately
The Scavenger Hunt and worksheet
can also be purchased separately
Verbals Scavenger Hunt & Worksheet