Oct 10, 2012

Don't Subject Me...

Subjects and predicates are hard to teach!  The kids can identify a fragment sentence when it's obvious, but still have a hard time forming them in their writing.  A fun game we play to work on this is the classic If...Then game, with a twist.  Each student gets a strip of paper, and half of the kids write a subject on it while the other half write a predicate on it.  (The predicates are hard, so I have them write a sentence and erase the subject)  Then we fold them up and make one pile of subjects and one pile of predicates.  The kids pick one from each pile to make a silly sentence!  Sometimes I'll also have them pick out two predicates or two subjects to read just to really show why you need both in a sentence.  We have a ball with all the crazy sentences!

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