Sentence paterns make writing English a breeze.
Below are two free down loadable worksheets I put together for my first grade class. They are a mix of the three sentence patterns we have been working on this unit.
- _______ can ________ , but he/she can’t __________.
- Do you like _________________?
- Can you play________________?
Sentence Pattern Combo #1
Sentence Pattern Combo #2
Conjunctions are like box cars that link phrases, clauses and words together.
Below is a short PowerPoint I put together for my primary students on the proper use of using the conjunctions and, but, and or.
I created it specifically to compliment my Conjunction Junction mini-unit. You can check out the details here.
Using School House Rock's Conjunction Junction is a really clever way to teach your students how to use and, but, or and nor.
Here’s a great little activity you can do with your intermediate level speakers.
Divide the class up into boys and girls. Teach them the lyrics to Conjunction Junction from School House Rock’s classic animated short video. It’s only about 2.14 minutes long, so it is totally doable, especially if you have to fit it into an assembly or some other school production. Since I’ve already divided the script up for you, all you need to do is teach them the song. It is a bit fast in some places and the girls seem to get all the easy parts, but if you closely work with the boys, I’m sure they will catch on quickly.
Be sure to coach them on the subtle intonation and inflection found in the song. Really have them listen carefully to the lyrics and encourage them to mimic the singers. Trust me, you don’t want them singing in a flat monotone voice for this production.
It’s lots of fun, especially when it comes to the part where the boys get to bellow out Boo-hoo-hoo-hoo-hoo!
You can download the video here.
School House Rock – Grammar – Conjunction Junction – this is the link to the song only.
An alternate source for the video can be found here.
An alternate source for the lyrics can be found here.