This challenging KS2 grammar game will help get children thinking about the difference between formal and informal language. A tarsia is a simple jigsaw puzzle which children solve by matching up sides of triangles so that they correspond with each other, to form one giant equilateral triangle. In this case, children need to match formal and informal words and phrases. An ideal stretch and challenge activity for in the classroom, or for homework.
Included in the pack are:
*Two sheets of tarsia pieces
*Informal words and phrases list worksheet, so children can anticipate possible formal versions
*Teacher’s answer sheet, showing the formal/informal pairs
*Blank tarsia sheets, so children can make their own puzzle for classmates to solve