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Let’s Build a Sentence Unit Plan
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Let’s Build a Sentence Unit Plan


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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Common Core State Standards alignment

Grade 1 > English Language Arts Standards > Language > Conventions of Standard English > CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.1.1 > CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.1.1.B
Use common, proper, and possessive nouns.

Grade 1 > English Language Arts Standards > Language > Conventions of Standard English > CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.1.1 > CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.1.1.C
Use singular and plural nouns with matching verbs in basic sentences (e.g., He hops; We hop).

Grade 1 > English Language Arts Standards > Language > Conventions of Standard English > CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.1.1 > CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.1.1.G
Use frequently occurring conjunctions (e.g., and, but, or, so, because).

Grade 1 > English Language Arts Standards > Language > Conventions of Standard English > CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.1.2
Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.

Grade 2 > English Language Arts Standards > Language > Conventions of Standard English > CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.2.1 > CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.2.1.E
Use adjectives and adverbs, and choose between them depending on what is to be modified.

Grade 2 > English Language Arts Standards > Language > Conventions of Standard English > CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.2.1 > CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.2.1.F
Produce, expand, and rearrange complete simple and compound sentences (e.g., The boy watched the movie; The little boy watched the movie; The action movie was watched by the little boy).

Grade 2 > English Language Arts Standards > Language > Conventions of Standard English > CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.2.2
Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.