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Bell Ringer – 9/11/13 Form groups of 3 and move the desks to make a pod for each group. Grab one small whiteboard and a whiteboard marker for each group.
Write the prepositional phrases found in each sentence. 1. The meal of meat loaf, au gratin potatoes, and beans was good. 2. Through the forest and past the old mill lives a carpenter with his horse and dog. 3. I had to go to the dentist after school. 4. Remove the boxes from the premises. 5. The walls of the mansion were of gold and marble.
Write the prepositional phrases found in each sentence. 6. The picture of Martha Washington hung in the closet by the fireplace. 7. Paine wrote a book concerning liberty and justice. 8. In the middle of the mutiny, Columbus’ men saw birds and knew about land. 9. It was the best of times. 10. Did any of the boys attend the meeting?
Subject-Verb Agreement 1. Each of the girls (sing, sings) well. 2. Every one of the cakes (is, are) gone. 3. Some of the cherry pies (is, are) missing. 4. Neither of them (is, are) available. 5. The dishes in the sink (is, are) dirty. 6. Neither teacher (plan, plans) to cover the entire textbook. 7. Several of my friends (work, works) in the library.
Subject-Verb Agreement 8. Many on the honor roll (study, studies) long hours. 9. Every man, woman, and child (remember, remembers) that cold winter. 10. My thoughts often (become, becomes) confused when I sit down to write an essay.
Find the parts of a sentence First, find the prepositional phrases The students asked the teacher about the assignment on Friday. Next, find the verb (action or linking) The students asked the teacher about the assignment on Friday. Then, find who or what is doing the verb. This will be your subject. The students asked the teacher about the assignment on Friday.
How do you do it? Remove prepositional phrases If the words “one” or “body” are in the subject, OR if you can add them after the subject and it still makes sense; it is a singular noun. Someone (like, likes) to swim. Neither (enjoy, enjoys) the weather. If you can’t put “one” or “body” in the subject; it is plural. – Few people (want, wants) to be in the news. – Both (like, likes) to swim in the sea.
You try… Someone (need, needs) to calm down. Either of the books (is, are) a good choice. Both (like, likes) the same styles. Sometimes everybody (fish, fishes) for compliments. Each (like, likes) the new pony. Nobody (write, writes) to me. Several (feel, feels) sorry for leaving early. Each of the triplets (want, wants) their own room.
You try… Each chooses (her, their) own course of study. Either of the clowns has (his, their) own popcorn stand. Some want to leave (her, their) food alone. Both are taking (his, their) time on a test. Someone shared (his, their) lunch with me. Several have spent (her, their) money on the car.
Journal Write Write a story containing each of the following: A stolen ring A fear of spiders A sinister stranger *Sinister: seemingly bad, evil, or wicked
Subject-Verb Agreement Jeopardy The clue must be fully read before anyone can buzz in. The first hand up gets the first guess. The person that holds their hand up must be the person to guess. To receive the points, the answer must be phrased in the form of a question. Every team member must answer at least once.