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Sentence diagraming. Identifying parts of speech. Noun functions. The power of punctuation. We feel that this collection of grammar-focused bell work will serve you and your student-scholars, whether you are teaching 5th grade, or 8th grade. These assignments are presented in both PowerPoint presentation (editable to a degree) and PDF (non-editable) versions for those teachers and schools or districts without projector capabilities.
I believe that grammar is the foundation for all reading and writing, and that a strong foundational knowledge of how words function as parts of speech is essential in taking an emergent reader or writer to a scholar with superior skills in these areas. I also believe that we have a tendency to look at the standards and assume that our students come to us with the knowledge that the standards say they should have, and that that knowledge will be intact. No blame game here. When a student enters a grade, at any level, without the full foundation necessary, then there will be gaps in essential knowledge and skills, regardless of who their prior teacher was – myself included.
By 5th grade, I feel that students should have a working knowledge of the principle parts of speech: nouns, pronouns, verbs, adjectives, and adverbs. I also hope that they have begun learning about the functions of these parts of speech, and can identify subjects, direct and indirect objects, and transitive and intransitive verbs. However, I have been teaching long enough to know that I must not take anything for granted! So, this set will begin with identifying the basic parts of speech, and moving forward from there.
The first 12 slides of the PowerPoint version contain my instructions for implementation and how I teach sentence diagraming. You should find that the use of sentence stems, full sentences, and simple, easy to follow instructions provide differentiation for your SPED and EL populations. I do encourage seating arrangements that allow for peer support as well. Slides are editable, so if you feel that your scholars are not ready for the sentences provided, you can change them, or remove animations if you need to.
This Product Contains:
- 45 Page PDF to allow for a printable version.
- 61 Slide PPT version, which includes Teachers’ Notes
- 15 Page PDF of Answer Keys
- 7 Page Frayer Model Sextant Foldable Guide
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Great activity to include for bell work!
Learning the parts of a sentence is so important for middle school students-especially as they will be learning foreign languages soon! This is a great resource with clear instructions and a variety of ways to implement!
This is fantastic daily grammar practice. Everything is clearly explained--including how to manage it. Really helpful product--thank you!
This Bell Work is quite complete and easy to use as is or adapt to your own personal style. These could easily be used as intended as beginning of the day activities, or as a quick homework assignment that gets corrected first thing each day. A lot of prep went into this to save teachers tons of time!
am so appreciative as to how detailed the instructions are and the answer keys!
This is great daily grammar practice, plenty of practice for the kids!
I will be able to get a jump start on the year with these super detailed plans! I love that it includes a classroom management component! Thank you!
This was an excellent way for students to learn their parts of speech. There’s a good variety of activities, so students practice the grammar in different ways. I also liked the comma activity. It was a very needed lesson for my middle school students.