Between 48 to 60 months of age, typically developing children learn to understand and to use a range of compound and subordinating conjunctions, including “because”, “so” “if”, “while”, “when” “until”, and “unless”. These words help students to link their ideas together, to reason in words, and to express their thoughts and feelings in more sophisticated ways. Some students – including students learning English as a second language and students with language and other learning disorders – have difficulties using conjunctions.
This no-prep board game is designed to help children practice sentence-making using high-frequency conjunctions. Featuring 40 “sentence starters”, and 7 different conjunctions, the game can be played and re-played to give children lots of practice forming creative, compound and complex sentences. Just print, cut out the sentence starters, grab a dice and go!
The game can also be used to help structure writing practice for older students.