"Christmas Ornament Sentences" is a 73 page super pack designed to address a variety of grammar goals! It is intended for use by Speech Therapists and Classroom Teachers, and supports Language Arts Common Core Standards.
Skills addressed include:
-Syntax / word order
-Parts of speech
Students practice sentence building skills while working with adjectives, adverbs, conjunctions, and prepositional phrases.
Activities are described below:
Sentence Scramble: Packet includes 4-word, 5-6 word, and 7+ word sentences (includes 10 sentences for each sentence length). Each sentence has its own specific ornament pattern. Place ornaments on table and mix up. Students group ornaments by pattern, choose a pattern, then unscramble / arrange words in the correct order to produce grammatical sentences. Targets syntax / word order skills.
Build a Sentence: Each part of speech is coordinated with an ornament color (see included key). Cut out ornaments and arrange in to piles by color. Two ways to play: (1) Have students choose a word from each pile to construct semantically correct sentences (the sentences they create MUST make sense; this will require them to sort through the piles to find words that will work). (2) Create nonsense / silly sentences. Choose the top word/ornament from each pile and arrange in to a sentence. Have students practice correcting semantic absurdities. (E.g. “Mom cooked the ball,” student will verbally provide a correct sentence, such as: “Mom cooked the pizza,” OR “Mom kicked the ball”). Visual keys provided to support students in building a variety of sentence types, including:
*simple sentences (subject-verb-object)
*adding adjectives to simple sentences
*adding adverbs to simple sentences
*adding adjectives AND adverbs to simple sentences
*using conjunctions to create compound sentences
*expanding sentences with prepositional phrases
The activity can be adapted for different skill levels, based on the level of support needed or types of structures the students need to target.
Students who require more support may be provided with one of the Keys for building sentences; to increase difficulty, have students generate sentences without the visual support.
Includes blank ornaments to write on and create your own sentences.
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