PowerPoint Guidance - birchwood.lincs.sch.uk

PowerPoint Guidance - birchwood.lincs.sch.uk

Building Simple Sentences Each coloured brick represents a different part of a sentence. Subject Verb Object With just two or three of these starting blocks, you can make simple sentences, such as: The girl brushe d her hair. or Fido barked. Lets practise making some simple sentences together.

Building SV and SVO Sentences Using just two or three of the bricks below, how many different SV and SVO sentences can you make? or Share one of your simple sentences with a friend. Does it contain the correct combination of building blocks? Those Pesky Determiners Before we go any further with improving our simple sentences, we need to talk about determiners. Determiners are words that come before a noun. They introduce the noun and give the reader important information about it. Some examples are: the two her my

an Improving Simple Sentences Once you have a simple sentence, you can use other bricks to make it more interesting to the reader. Why not add an adjective to describe any nouns or pronouns in the sentence? This will turn a simple sentence such as... her hair. ... into a sentence like: The her When you use an adjective to describe a noun, the adjective sneaks between the determiner and the noun. Sneaky Adjectives Can you think of adjectives to describe the nouns below and sneak them in between the determiner and the noun? The The

tasty delicious sturdy strong grey humongo us towering bushy Some Four Talk to your partner. Could I add more than one adjective between the determiner and the noun? Slightly Exciting Sentences Can you include an adjective between every noun and its determiner to make these sentences a little bit more exciting? The a Two

som e A five Adding a Little More Excitement Once youve added adjectives to describe the nouns, why not add an adverb to describe the verb? Think about how the action is happening and include an adverb to give the reader more information. The The her careful ly her Awesome Adverbs

Can you think of adverbs to describe the verbs below? Can you think of more than one adverb which could go with each verb? happily angrily quickly crossly carefully neatly dangerou sly bravely Slightly More Exciting Sentences Can you include an adverb in these sentences to make them even more exciting? My lovely Som e mum playf ul

Anita washe d her kicked the orang boys dirty e ate a delicio us hands . leave

s. Sandwic h.. Spicing Things Up! Now lets take it one step further by adding a fronted adverbial. fronted adverbial The In the The morning A fronted adverbial is a word, phrase or clause at the beginning of a sentence to give more information about the action. They are always followed by a comma. careful ly brushe d careful

ly her brushe d hair. her Adding Amazing Adverbials Can you start these sentences with a fronted adverbial to give the reader more information about when, where, how or how often the action took place? the excitin circu g s sadly Jaku nervous b ly left

our sma town ll starte d his new . school . man noisy seagull hungri peck the sog breadcrum s gy ly ed bs. y Its Getting Hot in Here! Your sentences are getting mighty spicy! Lets turn up the heat even further by using a conjunction to add another clause. conjunctio n

and clause In the the morning, Use a co-ordinating or subordinating conjunction to add another clause to your sentence which will give the reader all the information they need to fully understand what is happening. careful ly brushe d her In the th littl girl carefull brushe he curl hair morning r y e d y e

, hair . because it was tangled. Cracking Conjunctions Can you add a co-ordinating or subordinating conjunction to these sentences to give the reader extra information about the action? Complet th wear campers slowl hiked thei sodde tent ely r n e y to s y exhauste d, Obviousl frustrate Salim y d

angry, firml slamme th wooden door d e y Suddenly th mysteriou noise scaril e y , s echoe th massi cav d e ve e in Building Sentences Lets look at how our sentence has changed just by adding a few different bricks. We started off with... brushe d

her hair. ...and have transformed it into: In the th littl girl carefull brushe he curl hair morning r y e d y e , Why is the second sentence better? Which would a reader enjoy more? Why? because it was tangled. Scorching Sentences Can you transform this boring sentence in just three minutes? Use the building blocks below to help you. The boy

drank some milk. Ever th clev boy hurriedl dran som fres milk y e e h y k er day, so that his bones stayed strong. start fronted subject ver object determine adjectiv adver adverbi r e

b b al stop conjuncti on and clause Scorching Sentences Can you transform this boring sentence in just three minutes? Use the building blocks below to help you. watche d Each morning, the TV. bore Simon silentl watche th ancien TV e t y d d

because he had nothing else to do. start subject ver object determine adjectiv adver r e b b stop fronted adverbial conjuncti on and clause Scorching Sentences Can you transform this boring sentence in just three minutes? Use the building blocks below to help you. attacke d

the lion. Heroicall fearles Samson bravel attacke th ferociou lion e s y d s y, start subject ver object determine adjectiv adver r e b b as his life was in danger. stop fronted adverbial

conjuncti on and clause Scorching Sentences Can you transform this boring sentence in just three minutes? Use the building blocks below to help you. The teacher marked After school, the books. so she could th dedicateteacher careful marke th thic book see how her e e k ly d s d class had done.

start subject ver object determine adjectiv adver r e b b stop fronted adverbial conjuncti on and clause Start Building Can you write sentences which will fit with the following patterns of bricks? fronted subject ver object determine adjectiv adver adverbi r e b

b al conjuncti on and clause

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