Grammar & Sentence Analysis
updated April 2, 2023
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Notes from Dragons & Grammar - 2021
I'm adding the worksheets I've created to the Ruzuku course. I'm sharing them as PDFs which you can
print, along with their answer keys. These are
exercises for symbolizing parts of speech using the
Grammar Stencil and the colored pencils,
as well as exercises for Sentence Analysis.
Dragon Grammar worksheet 1
symbols for the nine parts of speech
Dragon Grammar worksheet 2
symbolizing sentences with a short "choose your own ending" story
Grammar Sense Game: Set 1
Haunted House of Speech
read stories which perfectly encapsulate various parts of speech
Preposition Circus Act!
FREE on TpT
How to Make a Zero Backwards: An Activity Book for the Imagination
by Richard Kehl
"Basic Ideas" collage activity
Dragon Grammar worksheet 3
Subjects and Predicates Matching
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Dragon Grammar worksheet 4
subject and predicate
types of sentences (simple, compound, complex, compound-complex)
Making Sense of Sentence Analysis from Mandala Classroom Resources
Level 1 - direct object
one subject, one predicate
two subjects, one predicate
one subject, one predicate, one direct object
one subject, two predicates
two subjects, one predicate, two direct objects
Level 2 - indirect object
Level 3 - adjectives
iii a - adjectives for the subject
iii b - adjectives for the direct object
iii c - adjectives for the indirect object
iii d - adjectives for the subject, direct object, indirect object
Level 4 - adverbs
Level 5 - adverbs; adjectives for subject, direct object, indirect object
I've done advanced punctuation as part of Composition: Personal Narratives, but if you only have time for one Language Arts
block in this year, you can add it in to Grammar & Sentence Analysis.
review basic punctuation marks (period, comma, question mark, exclamation point)
apostrophe for contractions
apostrophe for possession
Montessori Research & Development Word Study Set #3
P1 and P2 - Apostrophe for Singular Possessive
P3 through P8 - Apostrophe for Plural Possessive
Whose Truck? by Toni Buzzeo & Jim Datz is useful for singular/plural possessives
the highway maintenance workers'
the crane operator's (singular -- there is only one operator)
the broadcast team's (irregular plural noun ending without s)
Dragon Grammar worksheet 5
singular and plural possessive
The Pinkish, Purplish, Bluish Egg
by Bill Peet
look for places where there are semicolons
look for places where there are comma splices and a semicolon is needed (pp.16 and 23)
Dragon Grammar worksheet 6
children are very familiar with this piece of punctuation nowadays because it's used for drop down menus in Zoom and phones show an ellipsis when someone's writing you a message
discuss the less common use of a semicolon for a list (only used when one or more items in the list contains a comma)
make up a set of lined index cards with the piece of punctuation drawn on the blank side, and the name of it and how it is used on the lined side
discuss ampersand and add it to the pile of index cards
discuss dash and add it to the pile of index cards
a useful example of the difference between dash and parentheses, from A Toy Garden:
Fortune-Telling with Wax - New Year's Activity Kit
Molybdomancy -- the practice of telling the future by observing the molten properties of lead -- and ceromancy -- telling the future from identifying shapes formed by melted wax in water -- have been used for thousands of years in many cultures, dating back to ancient Celtic and Roman times. More commonly known today as Bleigiessen (lead pouring), or Wachsgiessen (wax pouring), this ancient form of divination is still performed in many Nordic and German-speaking countries as a part of traditional Silvester, or New Year, celebrations. "
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