Powerpoint: The girl playing tennis is Yuka

Practicing reduced relative clauses

New Crown 3 - Lesson 3 Part 1 Reduced Relative Clause

Man this grammar point was a grind to prep for, not even addressing the fact that in the new NEW CROWN 3 book, they don't actually learn the full relative clause, they skip straight to the reduced version. Which I feel isn't a big deal, but we seem to be skipping over fundamentals? Anyways...

Powerpoint and accompanying print!

Slides start with reviewing key vocabulary for this chapter, then using pictures of classroom scenes and more to ask questions that students must then answer using reduced relative clauses.

Next up is writing time! Show the phrase/picture on the TV and have the kids try and fill out the missing words of the sentence.
Lots of pictures and gifs to hopefully keep their attention. After you go through all 16 questions (you can cut some for time of course) go through and ask for the answers, having the students fixing their mistakes or misses as you go along.

Not my most exciting or creative lesson to date, but hopefully is clear and easy to understand and provides solid practice questions. Hope someone else finds this useful!

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  • NC 3 Relative Clauses and answer sheet.docx (45.4 KB)
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    Submitted by MrIssei June 8, 2021 Estimated time: 20-50 minutes
    1. UonumaRobert June 8, 2021

      Looks nice but with the reduced relative clause I don't think you can say 'The girl running is Yuki'. I was taught the clause needs more than one word. For example 'The girl running fast is Yuki'. If its just one word then I think you're supposed to say 'The running girl is Yuki'. At least I think that's how its meant to work.

    2. RedPhoenix June 15, 2021

      I agree with UonumaRobert. There are different types of Reduced Relative Clause. The type that the 3rd graders are learning is the ' Present Participle(~ing form of the verb) Phrase. It needs to be a phrase and not just the ~ing form of the verb. Example ' The girl is Yuki. The entire < eating sandwich in the room> is a present participle phrase/clause.

    3. Jed222 October 25, 2022

      yes. agree with above

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