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Sentence Structure - Subject/Predicate - Grade 3

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Every sentence must have a subject and a predicate. The easiest way to explain this to beginning readers is by using simple sentences that have obvious parts. The boy "ran," is an example of a very simple sentence. The subject of the sentence is "boy" and the predicate is "ran." The subject tells who did the activity and the predicate tells what he did. Of course, as sentences become more complex, so do the subjects and predicates. Keep it in simplest terms for primary students. Please see below for a selection of Leveled Lessons for Below Level (basic), and/or On Level (median), and/or Above Level (competent) readers.
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Make your subject/predicate lesson meaningful to your students by recording their actions as they come into the classroom one morning. They love to see their own names in print and it will help them to pay attention when you actually do the lesson. You may have a list like this one: Tommy came into the room. Teneisha fed the pet mouse. Terrell turned in his lunch money. Susan dropped her lunch box. Frank sharpened his pencil. We said the Pledge of Allegiance. We listened to a story. Later in the day, go back to these sentences and determine who did the action (subject) and what action was done (predicate).