Sentence Diagramming: Beginning

Sentence Diagramming: Beginning

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Item #: 023146
ISBN: 9781601448538
Grades: 3-12

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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

Publisher Description:

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

* Adjectives

* 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

Category Description for Diagramming Sentences:

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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Rachael B on Nov 14, 2022
I am trying to help my 4th graders become better writers, and I think in order to do that, they need to understand what a sentence is and how it is constructed.
Elizabeth P on Mar 23, 2022
Staff member requested
Rachael B on Nov 14, 2022
7th grade
Carriel P on May 16, 2022
I am trying to help my 4th graders become better writers, and I think in order to do that, they need to understand what a sentence is and how it is constructed.
Elizabeth P on Mar 23, 2022
Diagraming practice for my son
Tina R on Aug 8, 2021
to teach sentence diagramming
Arijit P on Jul 13, 2021
One of my kids is obsessed with Mad Libs and I think he'll enjoy this.. I don't necessarily think sentence diagramming is an essential topic of study!
Hansen H on Jun 12, 2021
My daughter loved sentence diagramming when I showed it to her. She does something similar to this in her Latin classes and wants to diagram in English.
Sonja H on Aug 10, 2020
For work over the summer.
Sally D on May 18, 2020
Affordable, easy addition to our Language Arts curriculum
Susan H on May 16, 2020
We like this company's materials and my high schooler needs some diagramming practice. We are starting with book 1 and intend to get more as he finishes.
Heather N on Apr 30, 2020
Diagramming sentences leads to better understanding of English.
Valeria M on Apr 24, 2019
4th grader needs simple diagramming and has recently completed Easy <br />Grammar Grade 4 workbook.
jenni b on Mar 8, 2019
I plan to teach my students the basic components of a sentence. The beginners guide seems very user friendly for both teacher and students. It is a great recommendation from the live online representative who is in education consultant. Because of her background, I trust her recommendations. Thanks Ruth!
Aura R on Dec 22, 2017
I chose this because it looked awesome! :)
Brian R on Aug 18, 2017
"supplement homeschool curriculum"
Jennifer W on Feb 17, 2017
7th grade
Carriel P on May 16, 2022
Diagraming practice for my son
Tina R on Aug 8, 2021
Does this book have an answer key in the back?
Tracie M on Jul 15, 2020
BEST ANSWER: Yes, this book has an answer key in the back.
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Rated 5 out of 5
So glad I ordered these. My kids were frustrated with their other grammar books that jump into more advanced diagrams. This book starts easy and adds a little more with each lesson. Kids understand and have confidence in what they're doing now, and will be ready to go back to their other grammar books when finished.
November 2, 2021
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
My kids love it.
My girls look forward to the sentence diagramming lesson.
August 21, 2021
over 2 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Excellent book! The lessons are great. They focus on one thing per lesson and then progressively build on what has been covered in past lessons.
August 13, 2021
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Well designed, easy to use and a wonderful teaching tool!
February 6, 2017
over 6 years ago

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