Developing Literacy: Sentence Activities Book D helps children to develop an understanding of elements of grammar and an understanding of sentence-construction and punctuation.
Students will learn:
- How to use grammar as an aid to deciphering new or unfamiliar words
- How to read aloud using expression which shows an awareness of the effect of grammar and punctuation
- The function of verbs in sentences
- The present and past tense
- Collective nouns
- Personal and possessive pronouns
- The meanings of 'first person', 'second person' and 'third person'
- Agreement between verbs and nouns or pronouns
- The effect of their choice of words and of the alternatives
- Punctuation before and after speech marks
- Capitalisation in speech
- Changes from singular to plural and their effects on a sentence
- Investigation of the effects of deleting, adding and substituting words in a sentence
- Investigation of the use of a different 'person' for different texts
- Grammatical agreement
- Connectives including conjunctions
- Words used in time sequences
Students learn to examine the effect of their choice of words and to question whether it communicates what they intend.
They find out how their choices affect the listener or reader. They also learn about the importance of the order of words in a sentence (and are encouraged to examine the effect of changing it), and about the importance of punctuation and devices which stress certain words (and are encouraged to investigate their effects on the reader).