Finding the Subject

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Grade Level
Elementary School
Length of Time
45 minutes

In this lesson, students will find the subject in the sentences.

This lesson is for third through fifth graders.


Students will learn:
To locate the subjects in sentences

Materials Needed

Worksheet I have included in this lesson
Pencils and Erasers


First, you will copy the worksheet.

Then, you will explain to the students about subjects. You can do this by writing examples on the board.

Example: Christy is an amateur detective.

In this sentence, Christy is the subject.

The subject is understood in some sentences.

Example: "Come here right now," her mother ordered.

"You" is the subject. It is understood. "(You) come here right now," her mother ordered.

After that, you will pass out the worksheet for them to do independently.Worksheet - Finding the Subjects

Directions: In the following sentences, write the subject in the blanks. If the subject is understood, you can write "You" in the blanks.

1. Tom and Cindy went to the movie.


2. Christy and Megan like reading mysteries.


3. Sadey chased Cassie in the yard.


4. The basketball team won the tournament.


5. Take the laundry downstairs.


6. Megan weighs the same as Christy.


7. The birds flew into the woods.


8. The wind blew stronger today.


9. The principal said the assembly would start at 2:00.


10. The herd of buffalo scattered over the land.


11. The movie was too scary for me.


12. Connie, can you come over after the football game?


13. Take your books to your room.


14. The sail blew in the wind.


15. I can leave when the mail comes.


16. "Mom, I need to get my brakes fixed on my car."


17. The large dog barked loud as I walked down the street.


18. I would like to know if we could go to the movies tomorrow.


19. Megan and Christy like to solve mysteries.


20. Megan would like to have a book club.



Each one is worth five points for a total of 100 points.

100 to 90 = A

89 to 80 = B

79 to 70 = C

69 to 60 = D

Below 60 = F

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