This is a unit for teaching the five senses to elementary school students. It uses sentence jumbles, which require students to use their knowledge of syntax to unscramble sentences. I've included an explanation of how to use the activities (with pictures), sample writing assignments and homework assignments, sentence frames, and extensions of the activities. I used this activity for my 1st grade ESL group, but I think it could be valuable for any students who need practice making grammatically correct sentences and practicing content vocabulary in context. If you are teaching native speakers of English, I would suggest 1st or 2nd grade for this activity. If you are teaching ESL or special education students, this activity could work throughout the elementary grades, especially when students are just learning to make sentences in English.
This activity took me 5 days of 30 minute lessons to teach, though it could be longer or shorter depending on how many of the extensions you use. Student conversations about the words is critical to the success of the sentence jumbles activity in this unit. It results in engaged, excited students who practice working with words in a new and interesting way.