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Types of Words, Phrases, and Sentences
Little Explorers Picture Dictionary
A page of types of words, phrases and sentences from the Little Explorers Picture Dictionary in English.
Learn common English abbreviations and print worksheets on abbreviations.
Alliteration is the repetition of initial sounds in neighboring words. "Slithering snake" is an alliteration because both word start with the "s" sound. "Notable knight" is an alliteration because both word start with the "n" sound (even though they start with different letters).
A compound word is a word that is made up of two or more other words. For example, the word dragonfly is made up of two words, dragon and fly. Read some common compound words and do activities on compound words.
A contraction is a shortened form of one or two words (usually verbs). Some contractions are: I'm (I am), can't (cannot), how's (how is), and Ma'am (Madam).
Homophones are words that sound like one another but have different meanings, like flower and flour.
Opposites (antonyms) are things that are very, very different from each other. Some examples of opposites are: left and right, big and small, up and down, tall and short.
A palindrome is a word, phrase or number that reads the same forward and backward. Some palindromes are: the name Bob, the number 101, and the phrase, "Madam, I'm Adam."
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Prefixes and Suffixes
A prefix is a group of letters placed before the root of a word. A suffix is a group of letters placed after the root of a word. For example, in the word "nonconformist", "non" is a prefix, and "ist" is a suffix.
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Punctuation marks are symbols that are used in sentences and phrases to make the meaning clearer. Some punctuation marks are the period (.), comma (,), question mark (?), exclamation point (!), colon (:) and semicolon(;). This is a page of punctuation marks and other common symbols from the Little Explorers Picture Dictionary in English.
Match Punctuation Symbol Words and Pictures
Match 10 punctuation symbol words to their pictures. The words are: comma, period, exclamation point, quotation mark, question mark, apostrophe, colon, semicolon, parentheses, hyphen. Or go to the answers.
Words that rhyme have endings that sound the same, like cat and hat, or kite and light.
A simile is a way of describing something by comparing it to something else, often using the word "like" or "as." For example, "He is as brave as a lion." Read common similes and do activities on similes.
These graphic organizers for vocabulary words can be used to help students learn new vocabulary words. For each new vocabulary word, the student writes the word, its definition, its part of speech, a synonym, an antonym, the draws a picture that illustrates the meaning of the word, and writes a meaningful sentence using the word.
Grammar Potpourri Worksheets
Find synonyms, antonyms, homonyms, anagrams, and compound words, then capitalize, punctuate, and correct the spelling of sentences.
Find a Word for Each Letter
See if you can think of and write down a word that starts with each letter of the alphabet. Or go to a sample answer page.
Write a Sentence for Each Word
Write a sentence for each of the spelling words (in groups of 10 words).
Parts of Speech Quiz
A Worksheet to Print
A short, printable worksheet quiz about the parts of speech, nouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs, preposition, conjunctions, and interjections. The short-answer worksheet asks 16 general questions about the parts of speech, for example, "A word that expresses action (for example, "run") is a ___." Or go to the answers.
Write Grammar-Related Definitions
In this worksheet, write the definition of a word, what part of speech it is, and use it in a sentence. Words: noun, verb, pronoun, preposition, conjunction, adjective, adverb, interjection, punctuate, abbreviate. Or go to the answers. Or go to a pdf of the questions and answers (subscribers only).
Unscramble the Sentences Worksheet
Unscramble the words of simple sentences, then use the first word of each sentence to find the secret message.
Commonly Misused Words
Activities and worksheets on similar-sounding English words that are easily misused.
Word Definition/Dictionary Activities
Activities and worksheets demonstrating how to use a dictionary.
Word of the Day Worksheets
These worksheets on elementary vocabulary have the student do an in-depth examination of a word that the teacher supplies. The student defines the word, uses the word in a sentence, identifies which part of speech it is, draws a picture that exemplifies the word, determines how many syllables it has, finds rhyming words, supplies synonyms and antonyms, etc.
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