Make DIY sentence sticks to teach the sentence structure and parts of speech: verbs, nouns, adjectives etc. Use the sticks to make silly sentences or real sentences too!
Children learn when they are having fun, that is a fact. Make it fun to learn about sentences, sentence structure and parts of speech by using popsicle or craft sticks make learning more fun. (See ideas here)
How to make Sentence Sticks
Simply write starter words, adjectives, nouns, verbs and adverbs on craft sticks. (Get a printable list on our Freebies page, instructions below.) Then add Washi tape if you wish, just to make it more pretty and to help students to categorize. Or, you can color code the edges of the sticks with markers too.
How we used it
After some lessons using each group of sticks separately, we put them together to form sentences. It could be silly sentences(the students love this!) or real sentences. They have to identify each part of the sentence and also swap sticks out with each other to make more sense. This is done on an auditory level first and then we move on to writing form.
A fun way to learn about sentence structure and parts of speech using DIY sentence sticks!