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Complement Match-Up: A Fun Way to Teach Objective Complements


Complement Match-Up: A Fun Way to Teach Objective Complements

Complement Match-Up: A Fun Way to Teach Objective Complements

Objective complements are an important component of the English language. They provide additional information about the direct object of a sentence, completing the meaning of the verb. In this activity, students will learn about objective complements through a fun and interactive game called "Complement Match-Up." Through this activity, students will develop a deeper understanding of how objective complements function in sentences, and how they can be used effectively in their own writing.


In English Language Arts, an objective complement is a noun or adjective that completes the meaning of the direct object and is used with certain verbs. To make learning about objective complements more engaging and interactive, I have created a fun activity called "Complement Match-Up."


Complement Match-Up: A Fun Activity to Learn Objective Complements


  • To understand the concept of objective complements
  • To identify objective complements in sentences
  • To match objective complements with their corresponding direct objects
  • To use objective complements in writing effectively


  • Index cards or sticky notes
  • Marker or pen
  • Worksheets (optional)


  1. Explain the concept of objective complements and give examples of verbs that take objective complements.
  2. Write down a list of verbs that take objective complements, such as "make," "name," "appoint," "consider," and "elect."
  3. Write each verb on an index card or sticky note, and write the corresponding objective complement on another card or sticky note.
  4. Mix up the cards and have students match the verb cards with their corresponding objective complement cards.
  5. After students have completed the match-up activity, have them create sentences using the verbs and objective complements.
  6. As an extension activity, have students write a short paragraph using objective complements.


  • Assess students' understanding of objective complements by observing their participation in the match-up activity and reviewing their written sentences and paragraphs.


  • To extend this activity, have students identify objective complements in a piece of literature and analyze how they contribute to the meaning of the text.


  1. Use different verbs that take objective complements to create new match-up activities.
  2. Use different colored index cards or sticky notes to add a visual element to the activity.
  3. Have students work in pairs or groups to complete the match-up activity.


  • After completing the activity, have students reflect on what they learned about objective complements and how they can use them in their writing.


  • This activity can be adapted for different grade levels by adjusting the level of difficulty of the sentences and paragraphs.

Mr. ‏El-Sayed Ramadan ‎ ‎


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