Glossary: syntax

Explanation

The study of sentence structure. It concerns how words combine to form larger units: phrases, clauses and ultimately sentences.

Adverb placement: Activity

she
combed
quickly
her
hair

the
table
now
is
filthy

Baby Sentences

Goals

  • Use implicit grammatical knowledge to translate examples of infant speech into complete sentences.
  • (For older students) use explicit grammatical knowledge to identify the types of changes that have been made in translating from the original examples.

Lesson Plan

The teacher explains that today, we will look at some real examples of English spoken by infants, and translate it into adult speech.

Baby Sentences: Activity

Daddy go work

Mummy read

Daddy bike

What that

Where blanket

Sock off

Teddy fall

Sammy tired
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