Teaching Adverbs, Noun of Direct Address, and Appositives One of my favorite ways to teach is to build a sentence. We began my class with a simple imperative sentence and then added the pieces we are practicing today. We started with “Sing a song,” which is a simple imperative sentence. I asked my class, “Who
I love coming across scripture that tells about nature and God’s design of creation. I have a whole section of this blog devoted to nature scriptures. So, I have been looking for scriptures that relate to the science we are learning this year. Week 7 mentions types of reproduction and in a search for “eggs”
In the last few weeks of our grammar class, we have learned about indirect objects, direct objects, objects of the preposition, object complement nouns, and object complement adjectives. My students can figure some of these out when the pattern is predictable, but are they able to apply what they learned when the sentence patterns are
Before teaching grammar, I had never heard of object complement nouns or object complement adjectives. I didn’t recognize it as a sentence pattern. But when I had to teach it, I realized these sentences were EVERYWHERE. To me, the funny one was “These pretzels are making me thirsty!” My kids recognize this from the TV
These are the sentences I used for my Essentials (grammar 4th-6th graders) class. These sentences are complex, imperative. Caroline, send Hadassah a text message about the assignment when you have finished it. Charlotte, bring your friend Hannah a pillow because she looks sleepy. Ben, send Kyle a postcard when you arrive. Make me an offer
For those interested in more practice sentences, I have a printable resource for you! This is a great review for weeks 1-9 of Essentials or for any student in the beginning stages of diagramming sentences.
Do you have a child that is struggling with diagramming sentences? Here’s an activity to help them see that this is really like a puzzle, putting all the pieces in the right places. How to Set it Up On a piece of paper, make a “template” diagram. You can just have lines or you can
Have you ever attempted diagramming Scripture? It’s tough! There are run-on sentences. With clause after clause, some sentences may go on for multiple verses. The key to diagramming Scripture is to break it down into pieces. I am creating a workbook that helps break down the verses into clauses and helps identify the parts of