What is a sentence building grid?

 
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Introduction
 

A sentence building grid is a simple way to help learners put parts of sentences together to form whole sentences.

 

It is useful to give learners practice in sentence recognition and building.

Definition
 

A sentence building grid is a teaching aid that allows learners to construct sentences by choosing parts of sentences and putting them together to form whole logical sentences.

Description
 

A sentence grid is a chart arranged in columns. Each column contains words that are a specific part of a sentence, such as

 
  • articles
  • subjects
  • objects, or
  • verbs
How to use
 

Follow these steps to use a sentence building grid:

 
  1. Have the learner choose any one word from each column so that, when the words are put together in order, they form a sentence that makes sense.
  2. Have the learner write the sentence or just read it.
  3. Have the learner make as many logical sentences as possible.
Example
 

Here is an example of a sentence building grid:

 

A

horse

has

grass.

An

house

protects

legs

The

table

eats

people.

apple

is

sweet.

man

was

Henry.

empty.

set.

rough.

hungry.

new.

windows.

 

Here are some logical sentences made from the grid:

 
  • The table was set.
  • A horse eats grass.

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