Subjects

The class participated in a hands-on activity where they had to work with a group to try and make a sentence using words that I had given them. They had to tell me if it was possible to make a sentence and if it wasn’t, why not? Here we are in action:

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As is turns out, it was impossible to make a sentence because each set of words was missing a very important thing: the who or what of the sentence. Check out Colbie’s writing to describe what was missing:

"We did not make a sentence because it was not a full sentence. It was not a full sentence because we did not say who was singing"

“We did not make a sentence because it was not a full sentence. It was not a full sentence because we did not say who was singing”

Amazing! This activity led us into our discussion about how sentences are made up of parts, and how the subject is the who or the what of the sentence. I am really glad that the kids got to discover this aspect of grammar on their own – inquiry is my favorite! I am excited to continue learning about subjects this week and predicates next week! đŸ™‚

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