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  • Understanding sentences

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    The key to grammar is understanding how sentences work. A simple sentence, also known as an independent clause, is the building block for effective writing. This help sheet explains the features of clauses and simple, compound and complex sentences so that teachers can moderate student work for sentence structure and see what feedback students need in order to use a variety of types of sentences to suit their purpose and audience.

  • Word tower: years 1-2

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    Word towers are an easy way to  have the high frequency words needed by a beginning writer easily accessible to them at their tables as they write. This A4 sheet is colour coded to assist students to quickly find words they need. It can be laminated, folded and taped together to form a ‘tower’ on the desk. Trim 1cm from left side of page and 0.5cm from right side of page before placing in a laminating pouch. This leaves a strip of laminate to fold and tape or staple to form the word tower.

  • Weekly word work routine

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    This simple two page outline gives you a daily teaching focus for word work for your whole class and then breaks into guided groups for specific instruction at each group’s developmental spelling stage.

  • Word tower: K-1

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    Word towers are an easy way to  have the high frequency words needed by a beginning writer easily accessible to them at their tables as they write. This A4 sheet is colour coded to assist students to quickly find words they need. It can be laminated, folded and taped together to form a ‘tower’ on the desk. Trim 1cm from left side of page and 0.5cm from right side of page before placing in a laminating pouch. This leaves a strip of laminate to fold and tape or staple to form the word tower.

  • who, what, when labels

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    This is nothing new or extraordinary.  Use these labels to teach correct sentence structure and to expand simple sentences into complex sentences.  Print, laminate and cut up.  Then get the kids talking about sentences.

    Hand a label to students to build sentences, place them on the floor and get students to step out their news/ recount/ retell, stick them on chairs to tell a sentence, leave them a visual reminder and anything else you can come up with.

     

  • Speaking and Listening Mat

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    A mat for each student to use while listening to news or other spoken texts. Students place a counter on the word e.g.where, when they hear where the story took place. At the end of the talk students can give feedback to their peers. They can tell the speaker what areas where covered. They can base their questions on criteria that was not covered by a counter on the mat. Suitable for students in Kindergarten/Prep, Grade 1 and 2.

  • Words their Way Inventory answer sheets

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    Everyone knows that TRIO are fans of the great spelling resource Words Their Way published by Pearson. Teachers have asked us for our simple answer sheets for each inventory and here they are. This PDF contains an answer sheet to use with the primary, elementary and upper spelling inventories.

  • Talking chairs

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    This collection of cards encourages a variety of responses when students tell news. Cut up the question cards and distribute to the audience. The audience listens to see if the question has been answered. Put the yesterday, today and tomorrow cards on chairs and select students to sit on the chairs and use the card to retell in the correct tense.

  • Homophone Rummy

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    Explore homophones with your class using this pack of cards. The resources is a downloadable A4 resource.

  • Types of sentences

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    Kindergarten students learn that sentences have different functions: statement, question, exclamation and command. This A4 poster reinforces that learning.

  • Noun and adjective sort

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    This two page resource contains a template that can be filled in and used to sort nouns, proper nouns and adjectives. It also contains a sort suitable to use with the book The very cranky bear.

  • Elkonin boxes

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    The pages in this resource can be used to establish this practice of segmenting words into sounds. Many teachers will be familiar with Elkonin boxes. These cards are used to establish the practice and then students can use this principle in their writing with boxes or even lines for each sound.

  • The colour monster

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    The colour monster by Anna Llenas is a great book to unpack different emotions with students in years one and two. If you can’t access a copy then there is a great You Tube reading of the text you could use. Linking colours to different emotions is a clever way of exploring emotions. These Book Notes also examine nouns, adjectives and verbs. Use TRIO art lesson in conjunction with this text.