3rd Grade - Subjects And Verbs

 
     
 
     
 
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3rd
Grammar
Subjects and verbs
Identify and use subjects and verbs correctly in speaking and writing simple sentences.
Student is able to read and decode words. Student knows that the subject contains the noun and the verb follows the noun.
 

Sample Problems

(1)

What is the subject of the sentence? The subject is the part of the sentence that houses the main verb and is usually found at the beginning of the sentence.

(2)

What is the verb in the sentence? The verb is the main action in the sentence that is acted out by the subject or main noun.

(3)

Where does the subject usually appear in the sentence? The subject usually appears at the beginning of the sentence.

(4)

Where does the verb usually appear in the sentence? The verb usually appears after the subject.

(5)

Does the subject contain the noun in the sentence?

Learning Tips

(1)

Make sure your child understands that the subject of the sentence always contains the noun that appears first. You can do this by asking them to identify the subject in a simple sentence.

(2)

Sometimes subject and verb can be labeled as subject and predicate. Make sure your child understands that the predicate contains the verb in the sentence.

(3)

An easy way for your child to remember how to identify subjects and verbs is for them to look for the noun that appears first. And then to look for the verb following that noun.

(4)

Sometimes students can be overwhelmed by the terminology subject and verb (or subject and predicate). If your child is having a hard time with the concept try asking them who or what is the sentence about (this is the subject) and what are they doing (this is the verb or predicate).

(5)

Sometimes students find paper and pencil grammar exercises a little dry. Try to spice things up at home by making additional practice more hands on. One way to do this is to have students cut out example sentences from magazines. Have them cut the sentence between the subject and verb and paste it on a piece of construction paper.

Extra Help Problems

(1)

Underline the subject in the sentences and circle the verb in the sentences for the five following problems.


The silly clown honked his horn.

(2)

We rode the bus to school.

(3)

The police officer wore a uniform.

(4)

Henry and I play video games after school.

(5)

My dad likes to play soccer.

(6)

Write a matching verb for the given subjects for the following five problems.


The lazy cat ________________________________________.

(7)

My mother and I ________________________________________.

(8)

The tired baby ________________________________________.

(9)

The ice cream cone ____________________________________.

(10)

The queen of England ___________________________________.

(11)

Write a matching subject for the given predicates for the following five problems.


_____________________________ jumped high.

(12)

_____________________________ listened to music on the train.

(13)

_____________________________ went to the store.

(14)

_____________________________ ran all the way home.

(15)

_____________________________ says we have to do our homework.

(16)

Choose the sentence that has the subject underlined for the following five problems.


  1. The monkey climbed the tree.

  2. The monkey climbed the tree.

(17)
  1. Cathy and I eat lunch together.

  2. Cathy and I eat lunch together.

(18)
  1. France is a beautiful country.

  2. France is a beautiful country.

(19)
  1. My computer is broken.

  2. My computer is broken.

(20)
  1. The brown chair makes a squeaky noise when you sit in it.

  2. The brown chair makes a squeaky noise when you sit in it.

(21)

Write a sentence. Draw a line to separate the subject and verb.

(22)

Write a sentence. Draw a line to separate the subject and verb.

(23)

Write a sentence. Draw a line to separate the subject and verb.

(24)

Write a sentence. Draw a line to separate the subject and verb.

(25)

Write a sentence. Draw a line to separate the subject and verb.

 

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