CJ1 coordinated clauses with and
You will need:
- Toys/small figures
- Images of people in
- Purple pen
- Strips of paper
App settings: Default.
- Select 2 images. Ask the child to create 1 sentence about what is happening in each image. e.g. The boy is playing football. The people are swimming. If the child is literate , write these sentences on separate strips of paper.
- Place ‘and‘ between the images and underline it in purple. Explain you can join the 2 ideas together using a purple word and. Model the coordinated sentence ‘The boy is playing football and the people are swimming.’ and help the child to tell you the 2 ideas joined with and.
- Swap the images/clauses over , leaving and in the middle and model the new sentence. Explain that it doesn’t really matter which order they go in (as they are unrelated).
- Repeat steps 1-3 with further images. Remove written sentence strips, if memory skills allow. Leave and visible until coordination established. If the child does not use and , be explicit in your feedback. Tell them you heard 2 separate good ideas. Ask them what they can do to join them together. Point to and prompt.
- Consolidate using small toys – ask the child to pick a toy and act out an action. You select another toy and act out a different action. Ask the child to tell what both toys are doing. e.g. Superman is flying and Hulk is fighting the monster.