Lesson Plan

Sentences, Transformed!

Do your students frequently write short sentences that don’t contain much detail? With this lesson your students will use prepositional phrases to beef up their sentences. Sentences will be transformed!
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Learning Objectives

  • Students will be able to use prepositional phrases to lengthen sentences.
  • Students will be able to construct sentences that include greater elaboration and depth of meaning.


(5 minutes)
Extending Sentences Lesson Plan Attachment
  • Give students a simple sentence such as the following: "The girls went shopping."
  • Invite students to share anything that they wonder about the sentence. Where did the girls go shopping? What time did the girls go shopping?
  • Tell the students that prepositional phrases can be used to extend sentences, give more information, and to clarify (or make details more clear).
  • Explain that they will be learning how to expand and extend their sentences using prepositional phrases.