‘Mr Morton is the subject of the sentence, and what the predicate says he does.’
That song is ingrained in my brain after I used the Grammar Rock anthem to teach some of my kiddos about subjects and predicates. Several of them were having difficulty with writing complete sentences, and most of them were thrown into a tizzy when we were working on some of Jivey's amazing grammar lessons when they were asked to identify the subject and predicate in her mentor sentences.
So... a mini-lesson was in order.
First we watched the video:
Then we practiced identifying the subject and the predicate in the sentences from the video. They really got it after I modeled a few of the sentences.
I also found this picture from Doxie House that I will definitely incorporate next year or if I have a few strugglers.
I made a free worksheet for you to use with your students if you would like. You can download it here.
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