A teaching resource to help consolidate the students’ knowledge of grammar.
This teaching resource, Grammar Sentence Challenge is a diversely used classroom worksheet to suit your classroom learning while keeping grammar knowledge and practise relevant to your students. As this worksheet is an open activity, it will encourage and challenge diverse learning levels in your classroom. Students love the challenge of planning key words and using them to create interesting sentences.
Student get a chance to implement the following grammar conventions
- Proper nouns
- Colour Adjectives
In your classroom you can brainstorm a weekly topic focus, or integrate using the topics that your classroom is learning. Brainstorm how key ideas from your topic can link to your focus grammar conventions. For example, if your topic is ‘The Beach’ and your grammar focus is verbs, brainstorm all the verbs that relate to the beach. Once you have set the focus for the activity, get students to highlight their focus grammar conventions. Students are recommended 10 to 15 minutes to craft a paragraph and incorporate the grammar conventions that are in your classrooms focus. As students are writing, when they include a grammar convention, they need to underline, circle or highlight that word in the designated colour at the bottom of the sheet. Alternatively, if you have a different colour theme, you can print the black and white version and customise it to suit your needs. The more regular practise students have with this activity, the more fluent and aware they become at implementing grammar in their classroom writing.
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NSW Curriculum alignment
Uses effective and accurate sentence structure, grammatical features, punctuation conventions and vocabulary relevant to the type of text when responding to and composing texts
Communicates effectively for a variety of audiences and purposes using increasingly challenging topics, ideas, issues and language forms and features
Uses knowledge of sentence structure, grammar, punctuation and vocabulary to respond to and compose clear and cohesive texts in different media and technologies
Victorian Curriculum alignment
Understand how adverb groups/phrases and prepositional phrases work in different ways to provide circumstantial details about an activity
Understand how texts are made cohesive through the use of linking devices including pronoun reference and text connectives
Understand that the meaning of sentences can be enriched through the use of noun groups/phrases and verb groups/phrases and prepositional phrases
Incorporate new vocabulary from a range of sources, including vocabulary encountered in research, into own texts
Understand how noun groups/phrases and adjective groups/phrases can be expanded in a variety of ways to provide a fuller description of the person, place, thing or idea
Understand the use of vocabulary to express greater precision of meaning, and know that words can have different meanings in different contexts
Understand how ideas can be expanded and sharpened through careful choice of verbs, elaborated tenses and a range of adverb groups/phrases
Investigate how vocabulary choices, including evaluative language can express shades of meaning, feeling and opinion
Create literary texts that adapt or combine aspects of texts students have experienced in innovative ways
Analyse how different texts use verb groups to represent different processes (action, thinking, feeling, saying, relating)
Australian Curriculum alignment
Understand that verbs represent different processes, for example doing, thinking, saying, and relating and that these processes are anchored in time through tenseElaborationsidentifying different types of verbs and the way they add meaning to a ...
Learn extended and technical vocabulary and ways of expressing opinion including modal verbs and adverbsElaborationsexploring examples of language which demonstrate a range of feelings and positions, and building a vocabulary to express judgments abo...
Understand how texts are made cohesive through the use of linking devices including pronoun reference and text connectivesElaborationsknowing how authors construct texts that are cohesive and coherent through the use of: pronouns that link to somethi...
Understand that the meaning of sentences can be enriched through the use of noun groups/phrases and verb groups/phrases and prepositional phrasesElaborationscreating richer, more specific descriptions through the use of noun groups/phrases (for examp...
Understand how adverb groups/phrases and prepositional phrases work in different ways to provide circumstantial details about an activityElaborationsinvestigating in texts how adverb group/phrases and prepositional phrases can provide details of the ...
Incorporate new vocabulary from a range of sources into studentsâ own texts including vocabulary encountered in researchElaborationsbuilding etymological knowledge about word origins (for example 'thermometer') and building vocabulary from resea...
Understand how noun groups/phrases and adjective groups/phrases can be expanded in a variety of ways to provide a fuller description of the person, place, thing or ideaElaborationslearning how to expand a description by combining a related set of nou...
Understand the use of vocabulary to express greater precision of meaning, and know that words can have different meanings in different contextsElaborationsmoving from general, ‘all-purpose’ words, for example ‘cut’, to more sp...
Understand how ideas can be expanded and sharpened through careful choice of verbs, elaborated tenses and a range of adverb groups/phrasesElaborationsknowing that verbs often represent actions and that the choice of more expressive verbs makes an act...
Investigate how vocabulary choices, including evaluative language can express shades of meaning, feeling and opinionElaborationsidentifying (for example from reviews) the ways in which evaluative language is used to assess the qualities of the variou...
Create literary texts that adapt or combine aspects of texts students have experienced in innovative waysElaborationscreating narratives in written, spoken or multimodal/digital format for more than one specified audience, requiring adaptation of nar...
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