Choose a Subject

Contributor: Beth Price. Lesson ID: 10088

Went to the park. Played ball. Who did all these things? Without a subject, sentences don't make sense. You have to know who or what the sentence is about. Learn to write sentences with good subjects!

categories

Writing

subject
English / Language Arts
learning style
Visual
personality style
Lion
Grade Level
Primary (K-2)
Lesson Type
Quick Query

Lesson Plan - Get It!

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The subject in a sentence is who or what the sentence is about. Knowing the subject of the sentence will help you comprehend what the author is trying to say. What is the subject of this sentence: "The brave lioness protected her lion cubs from danger." Who or what is this subject about?

Every sentence has a subject.

The subject is who or what the sentence is about. The subject can be a person, place, or thing. Look at our first sentence:

"The brave lioness protected her lion cubs from danger."

Who or what is this subject about?

That is right! The lioness.

What is the subject of the following sentences?

  • The teacher read a story to the class.
  • Subject: teacher
  • The horses galloped quickly through the field.
  • Subject: horses
  • The dump truck poured the dirt into the large hole.
  • Subject: truck
  • Cavities are the result of eating too much candy and not brushing your teeth.
  • Subject: Cavities

Read the examples below. These sentences do not have a subject:

  • galloped swiftly through the field
  • fell asleep as soon as her head hit the pillow
  • While at the amusement park, ate cotton candy and funnel cakes
  • rumbled down the road

Read these sentences again, and this time, choose an appropriate subject for each one. Tell your parent or teacher your completed sentence. With a subject, the sentences make much more sense!

Now, move on to the Got It? section to make some sentences of your own!

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