1. IWBAT identify prepositions and prepositional phrases in writing.
2. IWBAT ensure that verbs agree with subjects including prepositional phrases.
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1. Do Now: Review the definition of prepositions and prepositional phrases:
A prepositional phrase describes part of your sentence in greater detail, usually by telling you information about where, when, or how.
- Every prepositional phrase starts with a preposition. A preposition is a word that connects nouns or pronouns to other words in a sentence.
- The object of the preposition completes the description. It is the word that follows the preposition, and it always is or includes a noun.
2. Do Now (continued): Review prepositions by playing these games (choose your own):
- Prepositions of Place / Tidy Up Your Room!: Click Here
- Prepositions Spin-Off: Click Here
- Prepositions of Place Grammar Interactive Monkey Fun Game: Click Here
- Prepositions Hang Man: Click Here
- Prepositions Quiz: Click Here
3. Sporcle Group Challenge: Your table group will compete against the other groups by identifying as many prepositions as you can in just 3 minutes. When Mr. instructs you, click here to go to Sporcle.
4. Subject/Verb Agreement: Watch a BrainPop! video about subject/verb agreement. While you watch the video, complete the cloze notes with the words you see and hear.
- Mr. T will show you this video. Please don't open it at school. (it slows the Internet down.)
- If you are watching the video from home, you can use the username palmbeach and password palmbeach to access BrainPop.
5. Subject/Verb Agreement with Prepositions: Read this important note about subject/verb agreement, and then practice with Mr. T on your classwork paper.
When there is a prepositional phrase in the subject of a sentence, cross out or ignore the prepositional phrase when checking for subject/verb agreement.
6. Practice! Practice your ability to align verbs with subjects that include prepositions on Socrative (log into room number: kba).
7. Check Your Understanding! Now, test yourself by completing another activity on Socrative.
8. If you finish early:
- get more help on today's lesson here
- play any of the review games listed in Task #2
- complete today's article/activity on TeenBiz3000
Homework: Subject/Verb Agreement