August 24

WEEK Two: Day One

Unit Theme:

Grammar and syntax comprehension enhances one's reading and writing ability.

Unit Essential Question:

How can knowledge of the different parts of a sentence and different parts of speech improve our writing and speaking?

Essential Skill or Concept:

Use various parts of the sentence and various parts of speech correctly in written and spoken language

Mini-Lesson Outline:

A. The teacher will review homework study with students and have them demonstrate individual understanding through discussion/quiz:


direct object

object complement

sentence patterns: S - V; S - V - DO; S - V - DO - OC



adverbs modifying verbs

adverbs modifying adjectives

adverbs modifying adverbs

comparative forms of adverbs

superlative forms of adverbs

diagramming as a tool to understanding function and relationship

parts of a sentence: subject and verb

complete subject and simple subject

complete predicate and simple predicate

compound subject and compound verb

simple sentence (classification)

declarative sentence, interrogative sentence, imperative sentence, exclamatory sentence (sentence type according to purpose of the writer)

S V (sentence pattern: Subject + verb)

parts of speech:

1. noun, common noun, proper noun

2. pronoun, personal pronouns used as subjects, indefinite pronouns used as subjects, interrogative pronouns used as subjects

3. modifier, adjective, comparative form of an adjective, superlative form of an adjective, questions that adjectives can answer about a noun, possessive forms of pronouns that act as adjectives

4. coordinating conjunction

B. The teacher will have students practice exercises in their "Grammar Training Camp" handouts, "Simple Sentences, Parts 5: Indirect Objects."

The teacher will work with students individually according to skill levels.

C. The students will individually diagram the sheet with sentences containing subject, verb, complement. [The one-ton African rhinoceros is easily tamed.]

The teacher will work with students individually according to skill levels.

D. For homework, students will study for the vocabulary quiz on Lesson 1:


part of speech


use in context of sentence