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    Default How to make the kids more interested.

    Hello, my name is Justin and I'm a 7th grade English Teacher for the academically special kids. The kids who don't understand English as well as the other kids do. I have been noticing a drop in interest during this section of our book. The kids don't understand how to identify Linking Verbs and Subject Complements. Like, use this sentence as an example:
    Dancing is one of the oldest forms of communication.

    The kids don't know what to do in this kind of a situation. Does anyone have any tips for me? Like, how to make it more interesting, or how to help them understand it better.

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    Default Re: How to make the kids more interested.

    Hello Justin, welcome to English Forums!

    Could you turn it into a game where the subject complement gets longer and longer, beginning with one word, and each child in turn has to repeat it and add to it? Perhaps even on both sides, e.g.

    His X is A
    His XY is AB
    His XYZ is ABC

    etc.

    All the best,

    MrP

    Not a professional ESL teacher.

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    Default Re: How to make the kids more interested.

    Quote Originally Posted by MrPedantic View Post
    Hello Justin, welcome to English Forums!

    Could you turn it into a game where the subject complement gets longer and longer, beginning with one word, and each child in turn has to repeat it and add to it? Perhaps even on both sides, e.g.

    His X is A
    His XY is AB
    His XYZ is ABC

    etc.

    All the best,

    MrP
    Why thank you. I'll try your suggestion tomorrow and get back to you as soon as possible.

    ---Justin

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