Sentence Building (Jumbled) KS1

Making sentences: A full class set of 30 different reusable sentence building activity boards. Originally designed for Year 1 (P2) but could be used elsewhere in EYFS / Reception (P1) and Key Stage 1. Emergent writers love lifting the words off to unscramble them to find the hidden simple sentence. With an engaging picture clue and title on each board, this word sequencing resource suits a range of learning styles. Pupils rearrange their jumbled words into the correct order on the board before writing the sentence out themselves on the lines provided, using a dry-wipe pen. They could copy it into their jotter if required. Regular practice of making sentences in this way should help pupils begin to form sentences independently.

Each mixed-up sentence contains a word beginning with a capital letter to help children identify the first word and to reinforce this important punctuation rule, and a full stop to pick up and place at the end of their sentence. While constructing these sentences, children also learn about word order, parts of speech and that a sentence must make sense on its own.

These sentences contain 6-8 words. A simpler set featuring scrambled 4-5 word sentences is available, as is a muddled up questions version. You can buy all 3 Sentence Ordering sets in a bundle.
Jumbled Sentences (4-5 words)
Jumbled Questions
Jumbled Sentences Bundle

Print in colour on good quality card to make it sturdy and laminate for repeated use. With 30 boards, it’s ideal for using as a regular activity, with children working on a different one each session. Or choose the ones you make up if working with a smaller group. It could be used with SEN / ASN groups or other groups requiring support with writing.

Words are printed faintly on each sheet in a random order. Once laminated, cut the word strips and stick each word on top of this faint type, using Blu Tack, Blu Tack ‘Glu Dots’ or equivalent. Each strip is in a different colour to help identify the board it is from. Train the children to replace the words to these starting positions and to wipe boards before putting them back. I recommend good quality laminating pouches and easy-wipe pens to aid with this!

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Created: Mar 15, 2017

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