A 60 minute lesson in which students will build a simple sentence.
Play a game of ‘Simon Says’ as a class. After the game, ask the students:
What is a verb?
What kind of noun is the word ‘Simon’?
What other actions could Simon ask us to do?
Project the instructions for the Build a Sentence Card Gameon the board. Using a small group of students, model how to play the game. Ensure that the students understand that the sentences they build with their cards must contain a subject, a verb, and an object. Repeat the demonstration until all of the students are familiar with the rules of the game.
Arrange the students into mixed ability groups of four players and provide each group with a set of game cards. Monitor and support the students as they play the card game in groups.
Ask the students to write a simple sentence on a Classroom Exit Ticket. Ask the students to hand in their exit ticket before they leave the classroom or move on to the next activity.
Encourage more capable students to use the game cards as a prompt to create compound sentences by adding a conjunction and an additional clause.
Allow less confident students to play the card game in a small group with adult guidance.
Suggested Assessment Strategies
used strategic whole class or individual questioning
observed student participation during learning activities