Sentence Diagramming: Beginning
Introduce diagramming while practicing critical thinking in a user-friendly way. The 12 lessons begin with simple subjects and verbs, work through predicate nouns and verbs, continue to prepositional phrases, and end with compound predicate adjectives and nouns. With each lesson, students work through four steps: finding the diagramming error; diagramming a sentence; writing a sentence to match a provided diagram; and diagramming a given sentence. The first 3 exercises provide the diagrams, while the last asks the students to form the full diagram. Each step provides a handful of exercises, so students from a wide age range will finish this book with a solid grasp of beginning grammar. The 68 perforated pages are reproducible for one classroom use. sc. ~ Ruth
This 72-page book teaches students how to diagram sentences so they see the underlying structure of English grammar. Diagramming sentences gives many visual and logical learners an alternative way to learn grammar. Students who understand the finer points of English grammar will apply this knowledge to their writing. For many students, boring old grammar lessons become understandable and funeven kids who are traditionally more "math minded" begin to enjoy English lessons.
The diagramming begins with simple subject-verb sentences, but continues step-by-step to complex sentences with dependent clauses. Each lesson provides plenty of practice diagramming. After completing all the lessons, there is a review where students diagram sentences using all the grammar rules they have learned.
The grammar lessons in Sentence Diagramming: Beginning are:
* Simple Subject and Main Verb
* Direct Object
* Adverbs Modifying Verbs
* Predicate Adjectives
* Predicate Nouns
* Prepositional Phrases (Adjectival)
* Prepositional Phrases (Adverbial)
* Compound Subjects
* Compound Predicates
* Compound Direct Objects
* Compound Predicate Adjectives and Nouns
Students learn critical thinking, organizational skills, and much more with sentence diagramming. A student in third through twelfth grade can start diagramming with this. A Critical Thinking Press series, Sentence Diagramming begins with simple subject-verb sentences but progresses to complex sentences. Each lesson explains the grammar and demonstrates diagramming. First, students must correct incorrect diagramming. Then students diagram sentences using the lines provided, making it an easy process to learn. Finally, the student is given a sentence and they must provide the diagramming and the lines. Review and answers are provided at the end.
The Beginning level covers simple subject and verbs; direct object; adjectives; adverbs; predicate adjectives; predicate nouns; prepositional phrases; compound subjects; predicates; direct objects; and predicate adjectives and nouns. Level 1 works on compound predicates with direct objects; imperative and interrogative sentences; indirect object; adverbial nouns; interjections and direct address; intensifiers; linking verbs; predicate adjectives; appositives; correlative conjunctions; prepositional phrases; and compound sentences. Level 2 covers appositive phrases; objective complements; gerund phrases; participle phrases; infinitive used as nouns; infinitive phrases; noun clauses; adjective clauses; adverbial clauses; comparisons; and compound-complex sentences. Reproducible for classroom use. Each book is approx 68 pp, sc. ~ Ruth
Learning how to diagram sentences can really help students visualize how the different parts of speech work together to form sentences. However, this skill isn't always included in English books. This workbook provides a wonderful supplement to any curriculum. It covers sentence diagramming from easy to challenging, one step at a time. After reading simple explanations and seeing examples, students practice with similar sentences. The worksheets start with just subjects and predicates and then progress to adjectives, adverbs, direct and indirect objects, appositives, interjections, prepositional phrases, participles, and gerunds. Reviews are scattered throughout, which can be used as quizzes or test if desired. The worksheets are perforated and reproducible. Answers included, 46 pages. - Melissa
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