NP8 Intervention Overview

Using the SHAPE CODING™ System 'And' (Coordinated NP) Intervention Outline

You will need:

 

  • SHAPE CODING app or laminated shapes: 1 large and 2 small ovals, 1 large and 2 small rectangles, hexagon, cloud and is/are + modal diamond.
  • Black and white pictures for colouring.
  • Small figures and toys, e.g. animals, characters, people, vehicles, furniture.
  • Photos or photocards for object/people description.

 

App settings: Turn on coordinators

 

Machine generated alternative text:

  1.  
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Intervention steps:

 

  1. Introduce the templates showing coordination of NPs in object position, e.g.:

 

 

  1. You 
can 
cook 
asta 
and 
rice

 

  1. Relate the coordinated object to the questions Who or What – discuss how and means both NPs are having the action done to them.
  2. Take turns to produce sentences using and while the other one acts out the sentence.
  3. When accurate, remove templates, bring back to check responses.
  4.  
  1. ‘And’ (rectangle inside where shape)
    1. Introduce the templates showing coordination of NPs in object position, e.g.:

 

 

  1. the house 
the school 
and 
the 
ark

 

  1. Relate the coordinated rectangle to the questions Who or What.
  2. Take turns to produce sentences using ‘and’ while the other one acts out the sentence
  3. When accurate, remove templates, bring back to check responses

 

  1. ‘And’ (Subject NP + Verb)

 

  1. Introduce the templates showing coordination of NPs in subject position, e.g.:
  1. the cow 
are 
jumping

 

  1. Relate the coordinated subject to the question word Who. Discuss how and means both NPs are carrying out the action.
  2. Take turns to produce sentences using and while the other person acts out the sentence (you may need to revisit using plural auxiliary for coordinated Noun Phrases (see AG3).
  3. When accurate, remove templates, bring back to check responses.

 

 

 

  1. ‘And’ (Subject NP + Adjective)
  1. Revise the templates showing coordination of NPs in subject position with verb. Show similarity with template showing coordination of NPs in subject position with adjectives, e.g.:

 

  1. ball 
the hat 
and 
are 
red

 

 

 

  1. Relate the coordinated subject to the question word Who. Discuss how and means both NPs have the feature of the adjective.
  2. Take turns to produce sentences using and while the other one draws / colours in the sentence.
  3. When accurate, remove templates, bring back to check responses.

 

 

 

 

 

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