Many children and other people who are learning English as a second language and/or who have developmental language delays have difficulties with correct word order in sentences.
In this 21-page no-preparation pack of scaffolded sentences, we target the Subject-Verb-Complement-Adverb structure. Most typically-developing children acquire this sentence structure at about the age of 30-36 months. But many people – including people learning English as a second language, and people with developmental language disorders, take longer and need practice to acquire it.
This pack can be used ‘as is’ to provide highly structured drill-play practice, with pictures and orthographic cues for students of all ages. Alternatively, laminate and cut up the sentence scaffolds to play sentence sorting and formulation games – the first half of the pack is colour-coded for ease of use. For students who need additional encouragement combine the sentences with behavioural reinforcements or other rewards.