I began the lesson by building on scholars' background knowledge from the previous lesson on simple subject and simple predicate. I explained to them that the complete subject of a sentence tells whom or what the sentence is about and the complete predicate tells what happens in the sentence. Given the sentence - Adam's father worked on farms as a laborer. The complete subject is "Adam's father." The complete predicate is "worked on farms as a laborer."
Next, scholars paired up and created their own sentences and their partner identified the complete subject and complete predicate. Then, they alternated roles.
Scholars divided into 2 teams and played a game in which they identified the complete subject and complete predicate of sentences in a Powerpoint presentation. When a scholar answered correctly, their team got the point. In order for a team to get the point, the scholar must correctly identify both the complete subject and complete predicate. Requiring scholars to identify both the complete subject and the complete predicate adds more rigor to this lesson.
Scholars wrote an exit slip to show what they know about complete subjects and complete predicates. They also created their own sentences and identified the complete subject and complete predicate. I found this to be an effective check for understanding for each individual student.