This framework can be practised through word cards - for example, take the sentence: "I played football on Saturday." Write each word on a separate card and ask the pupils to sort them into correct word order. Then they can identify the parts of the sentence - what is the verb., and so on. I then expand on this to look at verb tenses - what tense is the sentence in? How do we know that? What would we say in the present tense (I play or I am playing I) and the future (I will play or I am going to play) and so on.
The pupils can then go on to write examples for each other to sort.
Anna Harding, supply teacher in Bristol and Bath
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