Sentences are pesky things. They can be short or long, dramatic statements or longer affairs that make several points at once. They can even be contradictory and tell lies (as with our subject line!).
They can announce or question, they can shout or whisper. In fact, they can do almost anything. All of which raises the question: how best to teach children about them?
We’ve found a way to do this most satisfactorily with “Daily Sentence Structures.” The programme is broken down into a series of 15-minute sessions. By completing the daily sessions, pupils gain a system for creating imaginative and interesting writing in as little as six weeks.
Of course, at the same time the programme covers the writing requirements of the 2014 National Curriculum including using grammatical structures, making meanings clear, and creating effect and using a range of sentence starters to create specific effects.
The programme also includes using commas and later semi-colons and dashes, sustaining ideas, and varying structures.
Pupils’ confidence and self-esteem will increase, leading to better results across all subjects. The programme has also been found to appeal to any pupils who enjoy applying logic to their writing and being able to create ‘instant paragraphs’.
As a result it gives a sense of achievement to all pupils, including those who are the most resistant to writing.
You can order the Daily Sentence Structures resource by Brilliant Publications in a variety of ways, including:
- By visiting the website
- By phone on 01449 766629
- By fax on 01449 768047
- By email to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Or by post to Brilliant Publications, Mendlesham Industrial Estate, Norwich Road, Mendlesham, Suffolk, IP14 5ND.
Mendlesham Industrial Estate,
phone: 01449 766629