Today we focused again on NOUNS for a bit, finding nouns in our text again together. The class did pretty well, so I hope they do just as well with the rest of the parts of speech when we get there. We also discussed SUBJECT and PREDICATE.
The SUBJECT of a sentence is what or whom the sentence is about.
The PREDICATE tells something about the subject, possibly what the subject is doing or what is happening with the subject.
The cow walked into the barn. Subject: "THE COW" Predicate: "WALKED INTO THE BARN"
You could even make the subject MUUUUCH LOOONNGGERRR.
The purple cow that escaped Mr. Farmer's field last year during the really dark summer night in the middle of August walked into the neighbors barn to get some undeserved but great tasting hay.
Subject: "The purple cow that escaped Mr. Farmer's field last year during the really dark summer night in the middle of August:
Predicate: "walked into the neighbors barn to get some undeserved but great tasting hay"
See if you can figure out the subject and predicate for the following sentences.
Once upon a time, a little provincial girl from a little provincial town found her lost father in the middle of the dark woods. She bravely tried to rescue him by bringing him to a nearby castle, where she thought that they could get shelter from the storm and possibly a warm bed to sleep in until her father recovered. Unfortunately, the bitter and violent owner of the palace, a dark and sinister beast, would not allow her to utilize his wealth and riches without payment. She was forced to stay as a prisoner in the castle until the Beast had determined that the price of his hospitality had been duly paid.
I will not be here tomorrow, so you will have to bring your ORBs. Don't forget! (Put it on Facebook; tell your friends.)