This game will engage students in reading and arranging simple sentences into complex sentences. It can be utilised in a variety of ways and includes great vocabulary and parts of text such as verbs, nouns and adjectives that students will be able to identify in order to get from a simple sentence to a complex sentence. After playing this game students will gain greater knowledge of how they can add information to a simple sentence and how to make a sentence more applying for another reader.
Cut up sentence strips and place each sentence set in a zip lock bag.
Arranged 4-5 students in a circle. Each child takes a zip lock bag of sentence strips. .Students arranged sentence strips in order of complexity from simple to complex. Students read sentences to peers and follow with copying sentences on stretch a sentence template
Give each student a simple sentence and place all other pieces upside down on the floor mixed up. Students should sit around pieces in a circle. Students take turns to turn over a sentence strip. If it matches their simple sentence they keep it. When the student has collected their whole set of sentence strips the game ends. Student places them in the correct order from simple to complex reads out load to their peers.
Students identify nouns, verbs and adjectives in their sentence set by placing a counter over these types of words.