"Unpack Your Adjectives" -- School House Rock

 


Got home from camping last _________.
Saw people, places, and things.
We barely had arrived,
Friends asked us to describe
The people, places, and every last thing.
So we unpacked our ___________.

I unpacked "frustrating" first.
Reached in and found the word "worst."
Then I picked "soggy" and
Next I picked "___________" and
Then I was ready to tell them my tale,
'Cause I'd unpacked my adjectives.

___________ are words you use to really describe things.
Handy words to carry around.
Days are sunny, or they're rainy.
Boys are dumb or else they're __________.
Adjectives can show you which way.

Adjectives are often used to help us ___________ things,
To say how thin, how fat, how short, how tall.
Girls who're tall get taller.
Boys who're small get smaller,
Till one is the tallest and the other's the __________ of all.
We hiked along without care.
Then we ran into a __________!
He was a hairy bear!
He was a __________ bear!
We beat a hasty retreat from his lair,
And described him with __________!

Turtle: Wow! Boy, that was one big, ugly bear!

You can even make adjectives out of the other parts of speech like
__________ and __________. All you have to do is tack on an ending like "-ic"
or "-ish" or "-ary." For example: This boy can grow up to be
a huge man, but still have a __________ face. Boy is
a noun, but the ending "-ish" makes it an adjective,
__________, that describes the huge man's face. Get it?

Next time you go on a trip,
Remember this little __________:
The minute you get back,
They'll ask you this and that.
You can describe __________, __________, and __________.
Simply unpack your adjectives.
You can do it with adjectives.
Tell 'em about it with adjectives.
You can shout it with adjectives.


 

 


Assignment on Adjectives

 

1. List EIGHT adjectives that describe you.


 

i.

 

ii.

 

iii.

 

iv.

 

 

v.

 

vi.

 

vii.

 

viii.

 


 

2. Using at least ONE adjective, compose a sentence about each of the following. Underline the adjective.

 

(i) Your favourite food:

 

 

 

(ii) Your favourite TV show:

 

 

 

(iii) Your favourite movie:

 

 

 

(iv)The best thing about school:

 

 

 

(v) The funniest thing you've seen in a long time.

 

 


"A Noun is a Person, Place, or Thing" -- School House Rock

 


 

Well, every __________ you can know,
And every
__________ that you can go,
And
__________ that you can show,
You know they're
__________.

A noun's a special kind of word,
It's any name you ever heard,
I find it quite interesting.
A noun's a
__________, __________, or __________.

Oh, I took a train, took a train to another state.
The flora and fauna that I saw were really
__________.
I saw some bandits chasin' the
__________.
I was wishin' I was back home again.
I took a train, took a train to another state.

Well, every person you can know (like a bandit or an engineer)
And every place that you can go (like a state or a home)
And anything that you can show (like animals and plants or a train)
You know they're
__________ - you know they're nouns, oh...

Mrs. Jones is a lady on Hudson __________.
She sent her dog to bark at my brother and me.
We gave her dog a big fat
__________,
And now he barks at Mrs. Jones.
She's a lady who lives on
Hudson Street.

Well, every person you can know (Mrs. Jones, a lady, or a brother)
And every place that you can go (like a street or a corner)
And anything that you can show (like a dog or a bone)
You know they're nouns - you know they're nouns.

Oh, I took a ferry to the _______________.
My best friend was waitin' there for me. (He took an early ferry.)
We went for a walk on the island you know,
And in the middle of summer it started to
__________,
When I took a ferry to the Statue of
Liberty.
Well, every person you can know (like a friend or the captain of a ship)
And every place that you can go (an island or a sea)
And anything you can show (like a statue, a ferry, or snow)
You know they're nouns - you know they're nouns

Oh, I put a __________ in the drugstore record machine.
Oldie goldies started playing if you know what I mean.
I heard Chubby Checker, he was doin' the twist
And the Beatles and the Monkees, it goes like this!
I put a dime in the drugstore record machine.

Well, every person you can know (the Beatles and the Monkees, Chubby Checker)
And every place that you can go (like a neighbourhood or a store)
And anything that you can
__________ (like a dime or a record machine)
You know they're nouns.

A noun's a special kind of word
It's any name you ever heard.
I find it quite
__________
A noun's a person, place, or thing.

A noun is a person, place, or thing.


 

Assignment on Nouns

 

1. Use the following nouns in sentences:

 

anagram

 

 

 

bayonet

 

 

 

effigy

 

 

 

imperialism

 

 

 

lobotomy

 

 

 

pallet

 

 

 

2. Pluralize the following nouns:

 

jar

 

candy

octopus

wolf

 

hero

moose

axe

 

buoy

knife

mouse

 

mango

trick

basis

 

child

fungus

 

 


"Interjection" -- School House Rock

 


When Reginald was home with the flu, uh-huh-huh,
The doctor knew just what to do-hoo.
He cured the __________
With one small injection
While Reginald uttered some __________...

Hey! That smarts!
Ouch! That hurts!
Yow! That's not fair givin' a guy a shot down there!
Interjections (Hey!) show excitement (Yow!) or emotion (Ouch!).
They're generally set apart from a sentence by an __________
Or by a __________ when the feeling's not as strong.

Though Geraldine played hard to get, uh-huh-huh
Geraldo knew he'd woo her ye-het
He showed his __________
Despite her objections
And Geraldine hollered some interjections...

Well! You've got some nerve!
Oh! I've never been so insulted in all my live.
Hey! You're kinda cute!

Interjections (Well!) show excitement (Oh!)
or emotion (Hey!).
They're generally set apart from a sentence
by an exclamation point,
Or a by a comma when the feeling's not as strong.

So when you're __________ (Hurry!) or sad (Aw!)
Or frightened (__________) or __________ (Rats!)
Or excited (Wow!) or __________ (Hey!)
An interjection starts a sentence right.

The game was tied at seven all, uh-uh-huh,
When
Franklin found he had the ba-hall.
He made a connection
In the other __________,
The crowd started shoutin' out interjections...

Aw! You threw the wrong __________!
Darn! You just lost the game!
Hurray! I'm for the other team!

Interjections (Aw!) show excitement (Darn!) or emotion (Hurray!).
They're generally set apart from a sentence by an exclamation point,
Or by a comma when the feeling's not a strong.

So when you're happy (Hurray!) or sad (Aw!)
Or frightened (Eeek!) or mad (Rats!)
Or excited (__________!) or glad (Hey!)
An interjection starts a sentence right.

Interjections (Hey!) show excitement (Hey!) or emotion (Hey!).
They're generally set apart from a sentence by an exclamation point,
Or by a comma when the feeling's not as strong.

Interjections show excitement or emotion,
Hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah, YEA!

Girl: __________! That's the end!



Interjections Assignment

 

Add either an exclamation point or a comma after each interjection, depending on which is appropriate. Also insert periods, question marks, and quotation marks where appropriate.

 

1. Ahhh You shot him in the face

 

2. Please don't take my money

 

3. The girl yelled Yaaargh as she fell off the CN Tower

 

4. Peep peep went the mouse

 

5. Bang went the pistol Ouch went the son of a gun

 

6. We have a winner cried the bingo master

 

7. Well I was very bored studying grammar in English class

 

8. Oh what a tangled web we weave

 

9. Good morning Starshine The Earth says Hello

 

10 It's alive Alive

 

11 Yikes You scared me half to death

 

12 Aw shucks Jane You sure are pretty

 

13 Yeehaw I ain't had so much fun since the pigs et my little sister

 

14 Hey how's it going

 

15 Listen do you want to know a secret

 

 


"Lolly, Lolly, Get Your Adverbs Here" -- School House Rock

 


(Mmm...Mmm...Mmm)
Ready Pop? Yup.
Ready son? Uh-huh.
Let's go!
Let's go!
One! Two!...

Lolly, Lolly, Lolly, get your __________ here.
Lolly, Lolly, Lolly, got some adverbs here.
Come on down to Lolly's, get the
adverbs here
You're going to need
If you write or read,
Or even think about it.

Lolly, Lolly, Lolly, get you're adverbs here.
Got a lot of lolly, jolly adverbs here.
Anything you need and we can make it absolutely clear...

An adverb is a word
(That's all it is! And there's a lot of them)
That
__________ a verb,
(Sometimes a verb and sometimes)
It
__________ an adjective, or else another adverb
And so you see that it's positively, very, very necessary.

Lolly, Lolly, Lolly, get your adverbs here.
Father, son, and Lolly selling adverbs here.
Got a lot of adverbs, and we make it clear,
So come to Lolly! (Lolly, Lolly, Lolly)

Hello folks, this is Lolly, Sr., saying we have every adverb in the
book, so come on down and look.

Hello folks, Lolly, Jr., here. Suppose your house needs painting -
how are you going to paint it? That's where the adverb comes
in. We can also give you a special intensifier so you can paint it
very
__________ or rather __________.

Hi! Suppose you're going nut gathering; your buddy wants to
know where and when. Use an adverb and tell him!

Get your adverbs!

Use it with an adjective, it says much more,
Anything described can be described some more.
Anything you'd ever need is in the store,
And so you choose very
__________ every word you use.

Use it with a verb, it tells us how you did,
Where it happened, where you're going, where you've been.
Use it with another adverb - that's the end,
And even more...

How, where, or when,
Condition or reason,
These questions are answered
When you use an
__________.

Come and get it!

Lolly, Lolly, Lolly, get your adverbs here.
__________, quickly, quickly, get those adverbs here.
__________, surely, really learn your adverbs here.
You're going to need 'em if you read 'em,
If you write or talk or think about 'em...Lolly! (Lolly, Lolly, Lolly)

Announcer: If it's an adverb, we have it at Lolly's. Bring along your old __________,
too - like slow, soft, and sure. We'll fit 'em out with our L - Y
attachment and make perfectly good
__________ out of them!

(Get your adverbs here!)

Lots of good tricks at Lolly's so come on down.

(Lolly, Lolly, Lolly)

Adverbs deal with manner, place, time,
(Lolly, Lolly, Lolly)
Condition, reason,
(Father, son, and Lolly)
Comparison, contrast
(Lolly, Lolly, Lolly)
Enrich your language with adverbs!
(Lolly, Lolly, Lolly)
Besides they're absolutely free!
(Lolly, Lolly, Lolly)
At your service.

Indubitably.


 

 


Adverbs Assignment

 

1. Use an adverb to complete each sentence.

 

2. The boy _______________ ate raw horsemeat.

 

3. Deep in the woods, the serial killer _______________ sharpened the teeth on his chainsaw.

 

4. After a millennium, the alien race flew _______________ to Earth whereupon they _______________ decided to destroy everything in sight.

 

5. Each new day brought several new challenges that the woman _______________ embraced.

 

6. Losing sight of land _______________, the sailors wept _______________, lamenting the prospect of a long journey.

 

7. The boy belched _________________ in class, knowing that his breath stank _______________ badly.

 

8. _______________, we're all going to be killed!

 

9. He drove a _______________ slow Chevette.

 

10. Run _____________ if you don't want to miss your bus!

 

11. The women worked _________________ after her accident.

 

12. Having been busted for drugs, the student yelled _______________ as he was taken away in handcuffs.

 

13. The student continually arrived _______________ for class.

 

 


"Rufus Xavier Sarsaparilla" -- School House Rock

 


Now, I have a friend named Rufus Xavier Sarsaparilla,
And I could say that Rufus found a kangaroo
That followed Rufus home
And now that kangaroo belongs
To Rufus Xavier Sarsaparilla.

Whew! I could say that,
but I don't have to,
'Cause I've got
__________,
I can say, "HE found a kangaroo that
followed HIM home and now IT is HIS"

You see, (uh) HE, HIM, and HIS
are pronouns,
Replacing the noun,
Rufus Xavier Sarsaparilla,
A very
__________ noun.
And IT is a pronoun, replacing the noun, kangaroo! (How common!)

Now Rufus has a sister named Rafaella Gabriela Sarsaparilla.
If she found a kangaroo I'd say to you:
"
__________ found a kangaroo that followed __________ home, and now it is __________."
But I can't say that...
'Cause SHE found an aardvark
That fell in love with HER, and THEY're so happy.

And my name's Albert Andreas Armadillo.
(No relation to the Sarsaparillas.)
Because of pronouns, I can say:
I wish SHE would find a rhinoceros for ME and WE'd be happy."

You see, a pronoun was made to take the __________ of a noun,
'Cause saying all those nouns over and over
Can really wear you down!

Now I could tell you Rafaella Gabriela and Rufus Xavier Sarsaparilla and Albert Andreas
Armadillo found an aardvark,
a kangaroo, and a rhinoceros. And now that aardvark and that
kangaroo and that rhinoceros belong respectively to Rafaella
Gabriela Sarsaparilla and Rufus Xavier Sarsaparilla and Albert
Andreas Armadillo!

Whew! Because of pronouns I can say, in this way:
"WE found THEM and THEY found US and now THEY are OURS
and WE're so happy."

Thank you, __________!

You see a pronoun was made to take the place of a __________,
'Cause saying all those nouns over and over
Can really wear you down.

Sometimes, when we take 'em all on the bus
People really raise a fuss.
They start shouting out a lot o' pronouns at us, like
"
__________ brought that rhinoceros on this bus?" and
"
__________ made that horrible noise?" and
"
__________ one of them is getting off first?"

WHO, WHAT, and WHICH are special pronouns that can as a question
In a sentence when you do not know the name of the noun,
But I know:
I have
__________, and SHE has HERS,
HE has
__________. Do YOU have YOURS?
THEY love US, and WE love THEM,
WHAT's OURS is
__________ -
That's how it is with friends,
And pronouns, you are really friends, yeah!

'Cause saying all those nouns over and over
Can really wear you down.


 

 

 


Pronouns Assignment

 

Circle all the pronouns in each of the following sentences:

 

1. Who are you?

 

2. Whatever you say, I will not listen.

 

3. I was the person who did it.

 

4. They gave each other hugs and kisses.

 

5. It stood quietly before it attacked the small children.

 

6. She herself was afraid to make a mistake.

 

7. Lost in the woods, they made a lean-to for shelter.

 

8. Whoever doesn't like dancing doesn't have to attend the recital.

 

9. Which witch is the one that did it?

 

10. How much is it to ride the C-Train?

 

11. It was the worst day of my life.

 

12. Each one tasted better than the next one.

 

13. That is my car over there.

 

14. These have just arrived.

 

15. I shot the sheriff, whose name was Dennis.

 

16. Nobody could describe the murderer's face accurately.

 


"Busy Prepositions" -- School House Rock

 


Like a __________
or like a bee,
Like an ant
as busy as can be,
these little words
we call the busy P's.
(Prepositions)

Nine or ten of them do most all of the work.
(of, on, to, with, in, from, by, far, at over, across)
and many others do their job,
which is simply to connect
their noun or pronoun object
to some other word in the sentence.
Busy P's...
If you please.

__________ the top is where you are.
(top relates to where)
__________ a friend you'll travel far.
(with a friend you'll go)
If you try you know that you can fly.
__________ the rainbow.
(over the rainbow is where you can fly)

Busy prepositions.
Always on the go.
Like a bunch of busy bees,
Floating pollen on the breeze.
__________ over the meadows,
beyond the forest, through the trees,
into the beehive.
Busy, busy P's.
(in, to, beyond, over, on, through)

Busy __________.
Always out in front.
On the edges, __________ the cracks.
'round the corner 'round the back.
In between the action,
stating clearly to your satisfaction,
the location and direction.
Prepositions give specific information.

Though little words they are
they never stand __________.
Gathering words behind them
you soon will see
how they have grown into the parade.
A prepositional __________.
With a noun or at least a pronoun
bringing up the __________.

A little phrase of two or
three or four or more words.

(Prepositions! Attention! Foreword march!)

Busy Prepositions.
Always on the march.
Like a hoard of soldier ants,
inching bravely foreword on the slimmest chance
that they might better their __________.
Busy, busy prepositions.

In the air. On the ground. Everywhere.

The sun sank lower in the west,
__________ the west it sank.
And it will rise in the morning,
and will bring the light of day.
Each day the sun comes up in the east,
everydayyyyyyy.
In the east it rises.

Busy Prepositions.
Busy, busy, busy.
On the top is where you are.
On the top.
If you will try you know that you can fly.
Fly where?
Over the rainbow.


 

 

 


Prepositions Assignment

 

Definition: A preposition is a word or phrase that links an object to another word in the sentence to show the relation between them.

 

I. Use a preposition to complete the following sentences:

 


as

at

by

down

for

from

in

like

of

off

on

plus

since

through

to

toward

up

with


 

1. After a night of dancing, the girls went ___________ their friend's house.

 

2. The panther stood motionless ___________ the tree and the giant rock.

 

3. Cookies are best ___________ milk.

 

4. The left ___________ 10 o'clock to go ___________ the grocery store.

 

5. He ran ___________ the jungle in fear for his life.

 

6. The coconut fell___________ the tree ____________ the ground.

 

7. I've been waiting _______________ noon ญญญญญญญญญญญญญญญญญญ_______________ the bus stop ____________ you.

 

8. Six ____________ six equals twelve.

 

II. Use a prepositional phrase to complete each of the following sentences.

 


according to

because of

by means of

by reason of

by way of

contrary to

for the sake of

in accordance with

in addition to

in case of

in consideration of

in front of

in regard to

in respect to

in spite of

on account of

out of

with reference to

with regard to

with respect to


 

1. ____________________ the dictionary, the word "ain't" is a slang form of "is not."

 

2. _________________ fire, break glass.

 

3. He gave money ____________________ the poor.

 

4. He waited ____________________ the ticket booth for concert seats.

 

5. The girl lost her wallet ____________________ the fact that it was chained to her belt.

 

6. He lost his licence ____________________ a drunk driving conviction.

 

7. Have you ever heard the expression, "__________________ the pan and into the fire"?

 

 

III. Fix the preposition problems in the following sentences:

 

1. Calgary is a nice place to go to.

 

___________________________________________________________________

 

2. That's the place where I just came from.

 

___________________________________________________________________

 

3. The girl always gives in in every argument.

 

___________________________________________________________________

 

4. Jane is my favourite person to be with.

 

___________________________________________________________________

 

5. Bobby knows where the bicycle is at.

 

___________________________________________________________________

 

6. The space man rode on on his rocketship.

 

___________________________________________________________________

 

 

"Conjunction Junction" -- School House Rock

 


Conjunction Junction, what's your function?
Hooking up words and __________ and clauses.
Conjunction Junction, how's that function?
I got three favourite cars
That get most of my job done.
Conjunction Junction, what's their function?
I got "
__________", "__________", and "__________",
They'll get you pretty far.

"And":
That's an
__________, like "this and that".
"But":
That's sort of the opposite,
"Not this *but* that".
And then there's "or":
O-R, when you have a choice like
"This or that".
"And", "but", and "or",
Get you pretty far.

Conjunction Junction, what's your function?
Hooking up two boxcars and making 'em run right.
Milk and honey, bread and butter, peas and rice.
Hey that's nice!
Dirty but happy, digging and scratching,
Losing your shoe and a button or two.
He's poor but honest, sad but true,
Boo-hoo-hoo-hoo-hoo!

Conjunction Junction, what's your function?
Hooking up two cars to one
When you say something like this choice:
"
__________ now __________ later"
Or no choice:
"Neither now nor ever"
Hey that's clever!
Eat this or that, grow thin or fat,
Never mind, I wouldn't do that,
I'm fat enough now!

Conjunction Junction, what's your function?
Hooking up phrases and clauses that balance, like:
Out of the frying pan
__________ into the fire.
He cut loose the sandbags,
__________ the balloon wouldn't go any higher.
Let's go up to the mountains,
__________ down to the sea.
You should always say "thank you",
Or at least say "
__________".

Conjunction Junction, what's your function?
Hooking up words and phrases and clauses
In complex sentences like:
"In the mornings, when I am usually wide awake,
 I love to take a walk through the gardens and down by the
__________,
 Where I often see a duck
__________ a drake,
 And I wonder as I walk by
 Just what they'd say if they could speak,
 Although I know that's an absurd thought."}

Conjunction Junction, what's your function?
Hooking up cars and making 'em function.
Conjunction Junction, how's that
__________?
I like tying up words and phrases and clauses.
Conjunction Junction, watch that function.
I'm going to get you there if you're very careful.
Conjunction Junction, what's your function?
I'm going to get you there if you're very careful.
Conjunction Junction, what's your function?
I'm going to get you there if you're very careful.



Conjunction Assignment

 


nevertheless

otherwise

consequently

and

but

or

still

yet

either

neither

hence

so

thus

therefore

as a consequence

as a result


 

I. Use the appropriate conjunction to complete each of the following sentences:

 

1. Jane _______________ Fairyn went to the store _______________ could not find what they wanted.

 

2. You must _______________ sit quietly _______________ leave the library!

 

3. They had _______________ sufficient money _______________ sufficient time to attend the music festival.

 

4. All birds have feathers. Ducks have feathers, _______________, ducks are birds.

 

5. _____________________, there was nobody left alive.

 

II. Fix the conjunctions in the following sentences:

 

1. But he didn't want to go to school.

 

___________________________________________________________________

 

2. And another thing that bothered her was all the grammar assignments in English class.

 

___________________________________________________________________

 

3. Or sometimes they would swim down at the quarry.

 

___________________________________________________________________

 

4. So they decided to go to the restaurant instead of staying at home for supper.

 

___________________________________________________________________

 

 

"Verb, That's What's Happening" -- School House Rock

 


I put my heart in __________ (Verb!)
To run, to go, to get, to give (Verb!)
(You're what's
__________)

That's where I find satisfaction, yeah! (Yeah!)
To search, to find, to have, to hold.
(Verb! To be bold)
When I use my imagination (Verb!)
I think, I plot, I plan, I dream
Turning in towards creation (Verb!)
I make, I write, I dance, I sing
When I'm feeling really active (Verb!)
I run, I ride, I swim, I fly!
Other times when life is easy
(Oh!) I rest, I sleep, I sit, I lie.

(Verb! That's what happenin')I can take a noun and bend it,
Give me a
__________ -
(Bat, boat, rake, and plow)
Make it a
__________ and really send it!
(Show me how)
Oh, I don't know my own power. (Verb!)

I get my thing in action (Verb!)
In being, (Verb!) In doing, (Verb!)
In saying
A
__________ expresses action, being, or state of being.
A verb makes a statement.
Yeah, a verb tells it like it is!

(Verb! That's what's happenin'.)
I can tell you when it's happenin',
(Past, present, future tense)
Ooh! Tell you more about what's happenin',
(Say it so it makes some sense)
I can yell you who is happenin'!
(Verb, you're so intense)
Every sentence has a
__________.
(Noun, person, place, or thing)
Find that subject: Where's the
__________?
Verb can make a subject sing.)
Take the subject: What is it? (What!)
What's done to it? (What!)
What does it say?
(Verb, you're what's happenin')

I can __________, like: What is it?
(Verb, you're so demanding.)
I can
__________ like: Go get it!
(Verb, you're so commanding.)
When I hit I need an
__________
(Verb, hit! Hit the ball!)
When I see, I see the object
(Verb, hit! Hit the ball!)
When I see,, I see the object
(Do you see that furthest wall?)

If you can see it there, put that ball over the fence, man!
Go ahead. Yeah, all right.
What?! He hit it. It's going, it's going, it's
__________!
(What?!)

I get my thing in __________.
(Verb, that's what happenin')
To work, (Verb!)
To play, (Verb!)
To live, (Verb!)
To __________... (Verb!...)


 

 

 

Verb Assignment

 

I. Write complete sentences using the following verbs in the present tense.

 

accelerate

 

_________________________________________________________________________

 

belittle

 

_________________________________________________________________________

 

convince

 

_________________________________________________________________________

 

II. Write complete sentences using the following verbs in the past tense.

 

dilute

 

_________________________________________________________________________

 

fabricate

 

_________________________________________________________________________

 

hallucinate

 

_________________________________________________________________________

 

III. Write complete sentences using the following verbs in the future tense.

 

justify

 

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lacerate

 

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masticate

 

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"The Tale of Mr. Morton" -- School House Rock

 


This is the tale of Mister __________
Mister Morton is who?
He is the
__________ of our tale
and the
__________ tells what Mister
Morton must do

Mister Morton walked down the street
Mister Morton walked
Mister Morton talked to his cat
Mister Morton talked
(Hello, cat. You look good.)
Mister Morton was lonely
Mister Morton was

Mister Morton is the subject of the
__________, and what the predicate says,
he
__________.

Mister Morton knew just one girl
Mister Morton knew
Mister Morton grew flowers for
__________
Mister Morton grew
Mister Morton was very shy
Mister Morton was

Mister Morton is the __________ of the
sentence, and what the
__________ says, he does.

The subject is a __________,
that's person, place or thing
It's who or what the
__________ is about
And the predicate is the
__________
That's the
__________ word
that gets the subject up and out

Mister Morton wrote Pearl a __________
Mister Morton wrote
Pearl replied in the afternoon
Pearl replied by a note
Mister Morton was very nervous
Mister Morton was

Mister Morton is the subject of the
sentence, and what the predicate says,
he does!

The cat stretched,
the sun beat down,
a neighbour chased his kid.
(come here kid - come on!)
Each sentence is
__________ when
you know the subject did.

Mister Morton knocked on her door
Mister Morton knocked
Mister Morton sat on her porch
Yes, he just sat and
__________
when she opened up the door he ran.

Mister Morton climbed up his stairs
Mister Morton climbed
Mister Morton rhymed pretty words
Mister Morton
__________
Mister Morton was lonely
Mister Morton was
until
Pearl showed up with a single rose.
Who says women can't
__________?
Now Mister Morton is happy
and
Pearl and the cat are too

They're the subjects of the sentence
and what the predicate says, they do.


 

 

Subject - Predicate Assignment

 

Circle the subject and underline the predicate in each sentence. Indicate if each sentence is complete.

 

Example

Sentence or Sentence fragment?

1. War. A timeless tragedy.

 

 

2. The lion ran across the great plain after the gazelle.

 

 

3. No dogs allowed.

 

 

4. Ruining lives. Drugs kill our kids.

 

 

5. When the music's over turn out the lights.

 

 

6. A statistical study that deals with divorce rates across Canada.

 

 

7. Who knows? Practically everyone!

 

 

8. With a whimper, the small boy fell to the ground.

 

 

9. Loving. Helping. Holding one another dear. These are the things that matter.

 

10. Who are you? Who? Who? Who? Who?

 

 

11. Love, reign over me.

 

 

12. For those about to rock, we salute you!

 

 

13. One small step for a man. One giant leap for mankind.

 

 

14. Ecstasy is a drug that liquefies your spine and inhibits your thought processes by changing the chemistry of your brain.