Think then Write Foundations: Sentence Writers: SV, SVO, SVC, SVA, SVOA, SVOO and SVOC sentence structures, compound sentences using conjunctions ‘and’, ‘but’, ‘so’ and ‘or’
Many writing programs start at the discourse (or text type) level, with tasks like recounts, procedures, and stories. For many students, however, this is too advanced and sets them up for failure. Texts are made up of paragraphs, and paragraphs are made up of sentences. Let’s start with sentences and work our way up!
Many students, including students with language and other learning disorders, dyslexia, and people who are learning English as a second language have difficulties writing simple sentences. In this series, we provide simple scaffolds to help people to understand, speak, and write in grammatically correct sentences correctly.
Typically developing children usually acquire these sentence structures orally when they are around 2-4 years of age, although people who are learning English as a second language and/or have a communication disorder may struggle to grasp the pattern.
These no-preparation packs are designed to help support people who need help to say and/or write these sentences, and features high frequency, present tense verbs to help stimulate oral language development while also supporting early writing skills.
Included in this bundle are our six Think Then Write Foundation resources (over 240 pages of resources):
- Simple Sentence Writer 1: Subject-Verb (SV) Sentences e.g. “The boy is swimming.”
- Simple Sentence Writer 2: Subject-Verb-Complement (SVC) and Subject-Verb-Object (SVO) Sentences e.g. “The boy is happy.” and ”The girl is making a cake.”
- Simple Sentence Writer 3: Subject-Verb-Adverb (SVA) and Subject-Verb-Object-Adverb (SVOA) Sentences e.g. “The boy is running quickly.” and “The girl is making a cake in the kitchen.”
- Simple Sentence Writer 4: Subject Verb Object Object (SVOO) and Subject Verb Object Complement (SVOC) Sentences e.g. “The boy is making his mum some toast.” and “The girl called her brother a clown.”
- Simple Sentence Writer 5: Compound sentences using conjunctions “and” and “but” e.g. “The boy had fish and chips.” and “Birds fly but fish swim.”
- Simple Sentence Writer 6: Compound sentences using conjunctions ‘or’ and ‘so’, e.g. “Dad wants pizza or pasta.”, “It’s raining so I opened my umbrella.”.