Learn how to structure sentences, but also create descriptive sentences!
Using a stimulus - picture, storybook etc. - students brainstorm words for each section
- WHO is in the image, storybook etc. (noun)
- WHAT is in the image, storybook etc. (noun)
- WHAT DOING - what is the (noun) doing ie. verbs
- WHAT LIKE - what is the 'who' or 'what' like ie. adjectives.
Students then select a word from each brainstorm area, and put the selected word in the box with the matching colour.
Students then rewrite the sentence in its full form.
For example - (these were all real ideas from my Prep class - but it was a challenge, probably better suited for Grade 1 and above)
The Rainbow Fish
- WHO - Rainbow Fish, Octopus, Blue Fish (noun)
- WHAT - seaweed, cave, scale (noun)
- WHAT DOING - (seaweed) waving, (Rainbow Fish) darting, (Octopus) glaring ie. verbs
- WHAT LIKE - slimy (seaweed), sparkly (Scale/Rainbow Fish), selfish (Rainbow Fish), gloomy (Octopus) ie. adjectives.
1. Rainbow Fish, darting, selfish
2. Octopus, glaring, gloomy
3. Seaweed, waving, slimy
1. The selfish Rainbow Fish was darting
2. The gloomy Octopus was glaring
3. The waving seaweed is slimy