Parts of Sentences Worksheets
Related ELA Standard: RF.1.1.A
Most sentences are made up of four parts, some of your more complex versions have these parts for certain. Every sentence has a subject in some form. The subject is what or whom the sentence is about. They are usually in some form of a noun and located before the next part of the sentence which is called the predicate. The predicate is the action (verb) part of the sentence. This will normally tell you what is going on with the subject. You will also find a clause which expresses a partial or complete thought. You may also find groups of words that don't have a subject or predicate. These are called phrases. There are other portions that may be within a sentence, but are not completely necessary. This includes things such as objects, complements, modifiers, and adverbials. This selection of worksheets will have students pick apart sentences and see what they can classify to better understand the function of.
Parts of Sentences Worksheets To Print:
Taco Tuesday! - Read each group of words that you are presented with. Which of the following are sentences? Write them out.
Crazy Crows - Circle the capital letter and the period in each telling statement. Cut and glue each picture in the proper place.
It's a Beautiful Day! - Write the telling statements. Make sue to start with a capital letter. End with a period.
My Dog Bo - Find the complete thoughts and circle the first letter of each. Write the capital letter above it. Put a period at the end of each.
Bad Rooster! - A sentence is a group of words that tells a whole idea. Look at each group of words below. If it is one of them, color the corn.
The Rodeo - Identify the sentences. Circle the first word. Write the capital letter above. Add the correct punctuation to the end.
Halloween! - Complete all of these to help them all make sense. Each group of words below is missing a first word that would make it a sentence.
What's Wrong with This? - Each group of words below is missing something to make it a sentence. Color the gingerbread man that has what is missing.
The Cake Story - Draw a line between where the first sentence ends and the second one begins.
Brownie and Blue - Write the telling sentences. Start with a capital letter. End with a period. You should be use to this by now.
Dinner is Served! - Look at each group of words below. If it is a correct sentence, color the platter. If anything is wrong with it, do not color.
Group Words - Look at each group of words. If it is a complete thought, glue a thumbs up in the box. If it is not a complete thought, glue a thumbs down.
Lucky Toad - Circle each letter that should be capitalized. Add punctuation. You will need to pick through these and make corrections.
Feed the Dog! - Find the complete sentences. Circle the first letter of each of them. Write the capital letter above it. Punctuate where it is needed.
Scrambler - Unscramble the words below to write a sentence. Capitalize and punctuate.
What Are the Parts of a Sentence?
A sentence conveys a complete thought and is at the core of the English language. They all consist of two parts a subject and predicate. The subject is the who or what the entire thought is about. The predicate tells something about the subject such as what they are doing. When you are trying to determine the subject start by looking for the verb and then ask yourself who or what is taking that action. That is your subject. There are four different types of sentences that you will begin to examine as you travel further with English language arts skills, but they all are rooted in these fundamentals.
Why is a Series of Words a Sentence?
These are a few tips and techniques that you can teach your children to understand the difference between a series of words and sentence.
It Ends with A Full Stop
One of the main characteristics of a sentence is that it ends with a full stop. The full stop is denoted by a simple dot (.). This punctuation mark clearly means that the sentence has ended. In previous times, the full stop was used as a period. It was used to denote a break in the idea or clause. However, over time this punctuation mark, known as a full stop, has been adopted to indicate a clear end to the sentence. It simply marks the completeness of any idea or phenomenon.
If you ever see a group of words that do not end with a full stop, then be sure that it is not a sentence. It is either a clause, phrase or just a random series of words. This is the easiest way to make a child understand the difference between a sentence and series of words. Whenever they feel confused, teach them to look at the end of the sentence.
It Starts with Capital Letter
Another way to identify a sentence is that it starts with a capital letter. Usually, capital letters are used for naming words. But this does not matter when you are writing a sentence. Whatever the word is at the beginning of the sentence, it is written with a capital letter. The first letter of the first word in a sentence is always capital. This is another trick that you can teach children to differentiate between a phrase or clause and a sentence. However, this simple technique alone can not determine if the group of words is a sentence or not. Because there can be phrases or words that would start with a capital letter.
It Conveys a Complete Meaning
A huge difference between a random series of words and sentences is that the sentence would provide a complete meaning. By the time you are done reading the sentence, you will understand the concept, idea, or the message of it.