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Fun with personification in my fourth grade classroom today! I read the children's book, The Little Red Pen, which is filled with examples of personification, and then the students wrote their own sentences bringing an object to life. They loved it!

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Types of Sentences

Have an empty chart up on the board, and each team gets 4 different colored post-it notes. Write down which color corresponded to which type of sentence on the board for them to refer to. They worked with their team to come up with unique examples of each type of sentence.

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Subjects and Predicates

Analyzing sentences is a great way for children to really understand grammar. Use this free, printable worksheet to help your young learner understand subject and predicate relationships. The worksheet contains an easy-to-understand explanation with examples, and ten questions that ask students to identify parts of a sentence (complete subject, complete predicate, simple subject and simple predicate). Answer sheet included. Read more at…

Gerunds are verbs with an -ing ending that are used as nouns. They can do anything nouns can do. That means that they can be subjects, direct objects, objects of prepositions, predicate nouns, and more! This picture is a simple example of a gerund.