The subject of the sentence did something to whom or what? That whom or what is the direct object. If your students can identify nouns and pronouns, they are more than halfway there! The following worksheets will have students identifying subjects, verbs, and direct objects within simple sentences. Answer keys have been provided for each sheet, but instructors should be aware that in some cases, student are asked to create their own answers.
Expanded Exercises: Since sentences can have more than one direct object, have your students rewrite the activity examples to add other, relevant topics.