An activity to help encourage students to add more descriptive language into their sentence writing.
Use this teaching resource in small groups, or as a whole class. Students pick a simple, boring sentence from a pack of 60 flash cards. They then use the ‘Dressing Up a Sentence’ template, which will guide them in how to add to the sentence.
Use the custom Word document to add sentences of your own or colourise the parts of speech for easier identification.
For ways to use this resource in the classroom, check out our blog, Expanding Sentences | Resource Download to Improve Writing.
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NSW Curriculum alignment
Victorian Curriculum alignment
Identify the parts of a simple sentence that represent â€˜Whatâ€™s happening?â€™, â€˜Who or what is involved?â€™ and the surrounding circumstances
Explore differences in words that represent people, places and things (nouns, including pronouns), happenings and states (verbs), qualities (adjectives) and details such as when, where and how (adverbs)
Australian Curriculum alignment
Identify the parts of a simple sentence that represent ‘What’s happening?’, ‘What state is being described?’, ‘Who or what is involved?’ and the surrounding circumstancesElaborationsknowing that, in terms of ...
Explore differences in words that represent people, places and things (nouns, including pronouns), happenings and states (verbs), qualities (adjectives) and details such as when, where and how (adverbs)Elaborationstalking about effective words that d...
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