Let’s Build a Sentence Unit Plan

Let’s Build a Sentence Unit Plan

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10 x Lessons


This English unit has been designed to introduce the key components of simple and compound sentences to younger students; specifically, capital letters and punctuation; verbs, nouns, adjectives and conjunctions.

It consists of 10 lessons of approximately 60 minutes duration.

The sequence of lessons and suggested time frames should be regarded as a guide only; teachers should pace lessons in accordance with the individual learning needs of their class.

An independent writing task, which may couple as an assessment task, is included in the unit.

 Lessons

Lesson 1 60 minutes

What is a Sentence?

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A 60 minute lesson in which students will identify that a simple sentence is a group of words that contains a subject, a verb and expresses a complete thought.

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Lesson 2 60 minutes

Very Important Verbs

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A 60 minute lesson in which students will identify that a verb describes an action in clauses or sentences.

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Lesson 3 60 minutes

Common and Proper Nouns

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A 60 minute lesson in which students will identify that a noun is a naming word used for a person, place or object.

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Lesson 4 60 minutes

Capital Letters and Punctuation

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A 60 minute lesson in which students will identify that capital letters and different types of punctuation are used to build sentences.

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Lesson 5 60 minutes

Capital Letters and Punctuation - Fix It!

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A 60 minute lesson in which students will identify that capital letters and punctuation are used to build sentences.

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Lesson 6 60 minutes

Building Simple Sentences

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A 60 minute lesson in which students will build a simple sentence.

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Lesson 7 60 minutes

Using Adjectives

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A 60 minute lesson in which students will identify that an adjective provides information about a noun and is often called a describing word.

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Lesson 8 60 minutes

Using Adjectives to Describe a Character

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A 60 minute lesson in which students will use adjectives to describe the personality and appearance of characters.

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Lesson 9 60 minutes

Building Compound Sentences

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A 60 minute lesson in which students will identify that a compound sentence is made up of two or more main clauses joined together by a conjunction.

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Lesson 10 60 minutes

Let's Build a Sentence

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A 60 minute lesson in which students will write simple and compound sentences.

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Australian Curriculum alignment

English > Year 1 > Language > Expressing and developing ideas > ACELA1451
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 c...

English > Year 2 > Language > Expressing and developing ideas > ACELA1467
Understand that simple connections can be made between ideas by using a compound sentence with two or more clauses usually linked by a coordinating conjunctionElaborationslearning how to express ideas...

English > Year 1 > Language > Expressing and developing ideas > ACELA1452
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 (adverb...

English > Year 2 > Language > Expressing and developing ideas > ACELA1468
Understand that nouns represent people, places, concrete objects and abstract concepts; that there are three types of nouns: common, proper and pronouns; and that noun groups/phrases can be expanded u...

English > Year 1 > Language > Text structure and organisation > ACELA1449
Recognise that different types of punctuation, including full stops, question marks and exclamation marks, signal sentences that make statements, ask questions, express emotion or give commandsElabora...


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