A teaching resource to help students consolidate the students’ knowledge of grammar and brainstorm vocabulary for writing.
This teaching resource, Partner Sentence Challenge is a great way to get students to apply their knowledge of grammar to the people they know. This can be a resource task that can be used with peers in the classroom, or an activity that can be done with members of the family at home. It is a great conversation piece between students and their parents who may have forgotten their grammar conventions since they were at school. Recommended to be complimented with the Grammar Sentence Challenge worksheet, this quick activity is a great way to get students planning their vocabulary for writing.
Student get a chance to implement the following grammar conventions
- Proper nouns
- Colour Adjectives
This activity could be a regular routine after your class has mastered the concept of each grammar convention or as a good ice breaker for a new classroom. This can also be used as a homework piece or at a parent celebration evening, where students and parents can share with each other specific vocabulary about each other.
In the classroom, you can put students into pairs to interview each other, or choose a friend to focus on and fill out independently. Once filled in, students can use the Grammar Sentence Challenge worksheet, or their own writing books to write out a quick, but well written, paragraph using all the grammar vocabulary they have brainstormed. It is also recommended that students follow the Grammar Sentence Challenge worksheet instructions and label their grammar words in their designated colours. After, it is always fun to get students to have a peer share on what they have written about each other.How do I print this teaching resource?
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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
Analyse how different texts use verb groups to represent different processes (action, thinking, feeling, saying, relating) (VCELY258)
Understand that verbs represent different processes (doing, thinking, saying, and relating) and that these processes are anchored in time through tense (VCELA262)
Australian Curriculum alignment
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...
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 o...
Understand that verbs represent different processes, for example doing, thinking, saying, and relating and that these processes are anchored in time through tenseElaborationsidentifying different...
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...
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 expa...
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 tha...
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...
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, ...
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&rsquo...
Investigate how vocabulary choices, including evaluative language can express shades of meaning, feeling and opinionElaborationsidentifying (for example from reviews) the ways in which evaluative lang...
Incorporate new vocabulary from a range of sources into studentsâ own texts including vocabulary encountered in researchElaborationsbuilding etymological knowledge about word origins (for example...
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