Around the age of 42-48 months, typically developing children start to understand and use “either/or” sentences. “Either” is an unusual word. It can be a determiner, a pronoun, an adverb, or a conjunction, depending on the context in which it is used.
In this resource, we focus on “either” as a conjunction used to connect two clauses, e.g.:
“Either we stop for coffee or we keep driving.”
“Either…or” sentences are tricky for many people to learn, including people learning English as a second language and people with developmental language disorders.
This no-preparation 20-page sentence builder pack is designed to give people structured, concentrated practice of the sentence form. Supported by pictures and orthography, these sentence scaffolds are designed to help people of all ages who need to practice “either…or” sentences.
As an optional “step up” for students who have mastered the either/or sentence structure, you can use the same materials to practice making choices, and to explain their reasoning in full sentences.