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Participle Lesson Plan

Instructor: Sharon Linde

Sharon has a Masters of Science in Mathematics

Use this lesson plan to teach your students about the participle. A text lesson defines the term and explains aspects of a participle such as types and punctuation usage. Guided practice and discussion questions help students understand concepts and a fun game allows them to apply learning.

Learning Objectives

After this lesson, students will be able to:

  • define 'participle' and 'participle phrase'
  • explain the two types of participles
  • describe the difference between a participle phrase and gerund
  • demonstrate understanding of punctuation when using participle phrases

Length

1 - 1.5 hours

Materials

  • Copies of the lesson What is a Participle Phrase? - Definition & Examples, one for each student
  • Participles written on index cards; one set of six per group
  • Prepared sentences with improper punctuation and dangling participles
  • Blank bingo sheets and covers
  • Prepared sentences to use with the activity: Half of the sentences contain gerunds while the other half contain present participles. Don't use the same word more than once. If the word is used as a gerund it should not appear in another sentence that uses it as a participle.

Key Vocabulary

  • Participle
  • Present participle
  • Past participle
  • Participle phrase
  • Gerund
  • Dangling participle

Curriculum Standards

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.8.1

Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.8.1.a

Explain the function of verbals (gerunds, participles, infinitives) in general and their function in particular sentences.

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