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Extending sentences

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Last updated 19 October 2014, created 08 January 2008, viewed 117,855

A set of three-word sentences for children to extend by adding adverbs, adjectives and further information. We had fun with these as a class game - the children extend the sentence and then pass it on to the next person who extends it further. We’ve also had blank ones up on the wall for children More… to extend as they think of ideas. The rules are that you can only add to the sentence, you can’t leave words out or rearrange them and it must continue to make sense. Example: A cat slept. A brown cat slept. A brown cat slept by the fire. A brown cat slept peacefully by the fire…. and so on! The second document here is a title sheet for use with a wall display. Topics also included are: sentence structure and punctuation.

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Used as a game with my Year 4 English intervention group. Each child wrote their sentence then folded the paper to cover their work, the sheet was then passed onto the next child who did the same. Once every child had improved each sentence we unfolded the paper and looked at how they had improved each sentence. Worked brilliantly as they all came up with different ideas which they were able to share. Thanks!

from ruthbrady, 19 October 2014
(report comment) 4 out of 5

Really useful - thank you.

from AngelaH73, 06 July 2014
(report comment) 4 out of 5

Thank you so much for sharing - this has saved me so much time and will be great for my KS2 class!

from Gromitt, 21 April 2014
(report comment) 4 out of 5

Thank you, I'm going to use this as a group activity for my y3 class.

from elizabeth20132, 30 March 2014
(report comment) 4 out of 5

Thanks for sharing. the extendable sentences are fun to do.

from acarby, 30 March 2014
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