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Reading and Writing Rocks Yellow / Lesson 14: Sentences

Sentence Sense
What will we be learning today?

  • In this lesson, we are going to learn about sentences.

  • The vocabulary words are subject and predicate.
Can you tell what a sentence is?

  • We will begin today's lesson, by looking at sentences..

What are these words?


  • The subject of a sentence tells what you are talking about.


  • The predicate of a sentence tells what the subject is doing.

What are these words?

  • Let's look a some sentences together.

  • Bob and Sarah went to the store.

  • What are the subjects of the sentence?

  • What is the predicate of the sentence?

  • Ready to try another one?

  • The three dogs barked at the black cats.

  • What are the subjects?

  • What is the predicate? Remember the predicate

  • Tells what the subjects are doing.

  • The subject of the sentence doesn't always have to be at the beginning of the sentence.

  • Let's look at this one.

  • The chocolate ice cream was eaten by everyone in the room.

  • Can you name the subject and predicate?

  • Everyone in the room is the subject.

  • What are they doing?

  • Right, they are eating the chocolate ice cream

Let's Review What We Learned Today!

  • Subject is what the sentence is talking about

  • Predicate is what the subject is doing.

  • The subject can be at the beginning or the end of the sentence.

  • The trick is to ask who or what is doing something? That will always tell me the subject.