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Literacy Games

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Literacy Games
Word & Sentence level games and activities
Contents
BRAINSTORM
ELEMENTS
copy and paste as needed and take advantage of an infinite canvas!
Sentence Builders
Booooooring verbs!
1. Write/choose a simple sentence.
2. Roll a die.
3. Build on your sentence with each roll.
Add or change:
1.
Adjective
(huge, tiny, happy, sad, excited, red...)
2.

Verb
(rushed/rushing, shouted/shouting...)
3.
Adverb
(happily, suddenly, quickly...)
4.
Simile
(as fast as a bullet, like a slimy snail)
5.
Time connective
(first, next, after that, then, soon, once...)
6.
Conjunction
(who, which, because, and, but, where, when, while)
You could play:
In groups
In pairs
On your own
Ext:
Use coloured pens or pencils to underline features
Support:
Words provided for sentence ordering task
Rules:
As a class
Too many conjunctions!
Sometimes a sentence can be too long and complicated. There's nothing wrong with the odd full stop!
Belal went to the park and had a go on the swings while Sophia played on the slide, which was very slippery because it had been raining and Johanna sat eating an ice cream on the bench, where she met Viggo, who was also eating ice cream, but his was melting everywhere and he was getting a little upset and cold, which wasn't much fun!
Belal went to the park
and
had a go on the swings,
while
Sophia played on the slide,
which
was very slippery
because
it had been raining
and
Johanna sat eating an ice cream on the bench,
where
she met Viggo,
who
was also eating ice cream,
but
his was melting everywhere
and
he was getting a little upset and cold,
which
wasn't much fun!
Rules:
Rewrite with fewer conjunctions.
Sentence Builders
Add or change:
1.
Adjective
(huge, tiny, happy, sad, excited, red...)
2.

Verb
(rushed/rushing, shouted/shouting...)
3.
Adverb
(happily, suddenly, quickly...)
4.
Simile
(as fast as a bullet, like a slimy snail)
5.
Time connective
(first, next, after that, then, soon, once...)
6.
Conjunction
(who, which, because, and, but, where, when, while)
The boy panted.
He had escaped.
He put his ear to the
door.
He heard a sound.
Something was there.
He
looked through the keyhole.
He ran.
Roll the die to build on each sentence.
(You can roll more than once per sentence.)
Are any sentences more effective if you leave them as they are?
Jonny
went
across the steet.
Verbs are the engines of your sentence. They can tell you loads about what's happening, so don't make them boring! Can you think of more powerful verbs than these ones?
The villain
laughed
.
The rocket
flies
away.
"Be quiet!"
said
the angry teacher.
Pop in some pronouns.
Bob wanted to go out but Bob's mum said that Bob had to stay in and do Bob's homework. Bob was angry about this so Bob decided to climb out of Bob's window. Bob bought some ice cream and Bob ate it all before climbing back into Bob's room.
Challenge:

Can you use some noun phrases?
Possible Group roles:
Leader:
Takes charge of the group. Reads work out in a kingly/queenly voice. (Crown)
Feeder:

Uses sheets and classroom resources to find ideas and support the Leader. (Clipboard and toolkits)
Reader:
Reads backthe group's work and checks and edits it.
(Magnifying glass and polishing pencil)
Thief:
Moves around magpieing ideas. (Mask)
(Roles should change at the end of each round.)
Too many conjunctions..........5
Pop in a pronoun..........6
Sentence builders..........7
Starters:
Boooring verbs..........4
Games & activities
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