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Literacy – Sentence Openers

To try and make their writing more interesting, children need to try and begin their sentences in different ways. Here are some ideas you could try to help you child achieve this.

  • Using your child’s reading book, ask them to find and read the word at the start of each sentence. They could write a list of each different word which they find. How many different words are used?
  • Look at a picture (it could be one in a reading book). Ask children to tell you sentences or ask questions about what is happening in the picture, trying to use a different word at the beginning of each sentence. Challenge them to see how many different sentences they can think of. eg. The boy is riding his bike. Do you¬†see the black cat. What is the girl doing? Can you see the pretty bird? ¬†Children might like to write their sentences down.