Subjects and predicates can be a complex concept for students to understand, especially when you throw in the terms complete subject, complete predicate, simple subjects and simple predicates. However, it's important that students understand that each sentence much have each of these parts to be considered a complete sentence. Using engaging subject and predicate activities can not only make the lessons fun, but they will help the students master these terms in no time.
Teaching prepositions and prepositional phrases is one of the most engaging grammar skills to teach. There are so many fun activities and resources available. From books to videos to tossing paper airplanes across the room, these activities are sure to create some memories while helping your students master the use of prepositions.
Identifying types of sentences is a skill that is either introduced or reviewed at the beginning of the year in most elementary classrooms. When students are younger, they are introduced to the terms command, question, exclamation, and statement. As they get older, the terms change to include imperative, interrogative, exclamatory, and declarative, but these sure can be tricky to remember. Don't you agree?
Over the years, I have taught my students a few tricks to help them remember these new fancy terms and to help them identify these sentence types.
Which adjective goes first? Did that sound right? These are just some of the questions that arise when ordering adjectives in English. Although it can be tricky, there are some fun and engaging activities we can provide our students with that will help them master the order of adjectives.
Reviewing nouns, verbs, adjectives, and other parts of speech with students at the start of the school year can save teachers a lot of frustration later on. This is most apparent in upper elementary classrooms where students will be diving deeper into different categories of nouns, pronouns, verbs, adjectives (such as comparative and superlative adjectives) and more.
Taking the time to go over these parts of speech does not have to be complicated. A few anchor charts and a couple of activities will remind them of the terms and what they mean.
Here are samples of nouns, verbs, and adjectives anchor charts and activities you can use with your fourth and fifth grade students to refresh their memory on these parts of speech.