NP9 Intervention Outline

Using the SHAPE CODING™ System Coordinated Phrases 'But Not / Or' Intervention Outline

You will need:  

Shapes: Large and two small ovals, hexagons, clouds and is 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

 

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Intervention steps:

 

  1. ‘but not’ (Subject NP + Verb) 

 

  1. Introduce template with but not. 

 

 

  1. the cow 
but not 
the 
is 
jumping

 

 

  1. Relate the coordinated subject to the question word Who. Discuss how but not means only the first, not the second NP (shown by the cross) is carrying out the action.  
  2. Take turns to produce sentences using but not while the other person acts out the sentence 
  3.  When accurate, remove templates; bring back to check responses. 

 

 

  1.  ‘but not’ (Verb Phrase) 

 

  1. Introduce template with ‘but not’ 
  1. but not 
jumping 
the cow 
is

 

 

  1. Relate coordinated VP to the question word “What doing” – discuss how ‘but not’ means subject does only the first, not the second verb phrases (shown by the cross).  
  2. Take turns to produce sentences using ‘but not’ while the other one acts out the sentence  
  3. Make combinations of the templates using coordinated subjects and/or verbs e.g. “The cow but not the cat is lying down but not sliding”. 
  4. Take turns to create sentences matching these combined templates, while the other person acts out sentence. 
  5. When accurate, remove templates; bring back to check responses. 

 

  1. ‘but not’ (Subject NP + Adjective) 
  1. Introduce template with ‘but not’ 

 

  1. ball 
the box 
but not 
is

 

  1. Relate the coordinated subject to the question word Who. Discuss how but not means only the first, not the second NP (shown by the cross) and has the feature of the adjective.  
  2. Take turns to produce sentences using but not while the other person draws / colours in the sentence. 
  3. When accurate, remove templates, bring back to check responses 

 

 

  1. ‘but not’ (Adjective Phrase) 
  1. Introduce template with but not.

the ball 
is 
t not 
black

 

 

  1. Relate coordinated AP to the question “What like?”. Discuss how but not means subject only has features of the first, not the second adjective (shown by the cross).  
  2. Take turns to produce sentences using but not while the other person  acts out the sentence. 
  3. Make combinations of the templates using coordinated subjects and/or adjectives e.g. “The hat but not the ball is red but not spotty”. 
  4. Take turns to create sentences matching these combined templates, while the other person draws / colours in. 
  5. When accurate, remove templates. Bring back to check responses. 

 

 

  1. Repeat stages 2-5 using or 

 

  1. Subj NP + verb, e.g. “The cow or the sheep is running.” 
  2. Verb phrase, e.g. “The cow is running or jumping.” 
  3. Subj NP + adjective, e.g. “The cow or the sheep is black.” 
  4. Adjective Phrase, e.g. “The cow is black or brown.” 

 

Explain that when the phrase contains ‘or’ only one but either of the ideas is true. 

Use a forward slash (or other similar icon) to support this concept (as this is not currently available on the app), e.g.: /

 

 

the cow 
is 
black

 

  1. Everything together 

 

  1. Take turns to create sentences using any of the coordinators in any of the positions introduced in any combination, while the other person acts out/demonstrates. 
  2. Use templates to check any disagreements. 
  3. Complete worksheets / describe photocards for generalisation. 

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