CC3 Intervention Overview

Using the SHAPE CODING™ System Simple Non-Finite Complements (Participle) W/ No Overt NP Intervention Outline

You will need:

 

2 sets of oval – hexagon – rectangle (+ semicircle) shapes

Blue pens

Toys/matching object or pictures of these e.g.  boy – paintbrush, girl – skipping rope, man – spade

Images of different locations, e.g. beach, museum, pub.

 

App settings: Turn on tense arrows / use custom rectangle.

 

Machine generated alternative text:

 

Intervention steps:

 

  1. Show one of the ‘ovals’, e.g. the girl and the 3 rectangles. Ask the child what the girl likes doing, e.g.  skipping.

 

  1. Lay out the sentence oval – hexagon – rectangle as shown below. Place/write the girl in the oval, place the skipping rope in the rectangle and write ‘likes’ on the blue verb line/arrow and skipping in black in the rectangle (as shown below). 

 

Model the sentence – show how the blue word carries the tense arrow and the activity she likes is in the rectangle answering what (she likes).

 

The 
likes 
skipping

 

Repeat with the other 2 ovals, e.g. “The man likes digging/gardening. The boy likes painting.” Ask what does each subject like? Make sure the child answers using just the noun phrase in rectangle.

 

  1. Now ask the child what they and their family members like doing. Use the coding to support them to create sentences about their family, e.g. Dad likes running, Mum likes sewing, I like eating donuts. NB the focus is on using a participle / -ing in the rectangle. Once this is established, you may also focus on simple present tense/3rd person ‘s’ at the same time.

 

  1. Now return to the 3 original subjects and introduce images of places they like to go, e.g. boy –> museum / girl –> beach / man –> pub.

 

Lay out the sentence oval – hexagon – rectangle – semicircle as shown, below. Place/write ‘the boy’ in the oval, place the image of the museum in the semicircle and write ‘likes’ on the blue verb line/arrow and going to the museum in black (as shown).  Model the sentence – show how the blue word carries the tense and the place, with “he likes to go” to in the rectangle/semicircle answering where (he likes going).

 

The 
likes 
going 
o the museum

  

Help the child to generate this sentence accurately. Repeat with the other 2 subjects. Explain that lots of information can go in the rectangle but the first word must have -ing.

 

  1. Now ask the child where they and their family members like going. Use the coding to support them to create sentences about their family, e.g. “Dad likes going to Sweden, Mum likes going to choir, I like going to Tom’s house”. NB the focus is on using a participle / -ing in the rectangle; once this is established, you may also focus on simple present tense/3rd person s at the same time.

 

  1. Repeat steps 1-5 similar activities with ‘enjoy/prefer’ in place of like.

 

  1. Repeat similar activities with a range of other verbs that work in the same way

 

e.g. Peter starts/stops playing his guitar

        We love/hate going to the dentist.

 

 

  1. Contrast this construction with CC2: “Dad likes watching TV but Mum likes to listen to music.”

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