Identifying Subjects, Verbs, and Prepositional Phrases

Identifying Subjects, Verbs, and Prepositional PhrasesWorking on parts of speech may seem like something that should happen in the classroom, not in language therapy.  But consider that metalinguistics, an awareness of the rules of language, is critical for language development.  And it’s not surprising that students with language impairments often have poor metalinguistic skills.

I have found that while all of the students I work with have heard of nouns and verbs, most can’t pick out these parts of speech in a sentence before we practice it.  So, here are some worksheets to use as a pretest or as practice for identifying and sorting the subjects (simple subject nouns), verbs, and prepositional phrases of sentences.  (You can have the students identify just the subject and verb if they are not ready for prepositions.)


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2 Responses to “Identifying Subjects, Verbs, and Prepositional Phrases”

  1. R Sinclair April 1, 2012 at 7:27 pm #

    Hi Becky,
    Am loving your link,but would enjoy some ideas for our younger ‘little people’ 5-6 yr olds. who are not reading. In NZ we mainly work with 3-7 yr olds in therapy situations.
    Perhaps some rebus positional phrases, pictures etc
    many thanks.
    Rebecca Sinclair
    Sp Lang. Therapist
    New Zealand

  2. BeckyWanca April 1, 2012 at 8:43 pm #

    I will work on some younger, more picture-based materials soon! Thank you for your input!


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