17 March 2014
Day 75 / 103 - Roll the Die Sentence Creations
I recently saw an idea similar to this shared on a Classical Conversations message board, so I adapted the game for my children and my Essentials class.
Each sentence pattern, structure, and purpose was determined by a roll of the die. Then my children had to add in a specific part of speech for their final roll. After a few tries, I found it was easiest to determine first the purpose (declarative, interrogative, etc.) then the pattern (S-Vt-DO, etc.) then the structure (simple, compound, etc.) then the part of speech. For example if they rolled 1, 3, 4, and 6, their creation would be a Declarative, S-Vl-PA, simple sentence with a conjunction. The first sentence listed is: Sierra is six and playful.
This utilizes some some serious thinking and dialectic skills, but is totally worth it!!