Cut and Sort Sentences

  Practice: Cut and Sort these Sentences

Note:
1. Do not simply assign these sheets! Walk among the students, making sure that they cut and paste one sentence before cutting another sentence.
2. The students should paste the words and puncutation marks in correct order onto coloured paper .
3. Note that adverbs appear before verbs, not after them.
4. Note that the adverb form of a descriptor also appears before adjectives.
5. Teach these concepts and make up other sentences with them: I quickly walked home.  I happily ate the hamburger. The beautifully big horse ran across the field.

 AUTUMN SORT

1. Cut each strip apart on the dotted lines.
2. Cut apart the words and punctuation marks for the first strip, and arrange them to create a sentence. Glue them in order on another piece of paper.
3. Do this again with the next strip.
4. Do it two more times until you have all four sentences sorted and glued in the correct order.
5. Finally, write your own sentence about autumn. Make sure it has more than ten words.

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is here Autumn .

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is Colourful here autumn .

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is finally Colourful here autumn .

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red is and leaves finally yellow

with Colourful here autumn of , , .

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ANOTHER AUTUMN SORT

1. Cut each strip apart on the dottod lines.
2. Cut apart the words and punctuation marks for the first strip, and arrange them to create a sentence. Glue them in order on another piece of paper.
3. Do it two more times until you have all four sentences sorted and glued in the correct order.
4. Finally, write your own sentence about autumn. Make sure it has more than twenty words.

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sun shining is The .

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sun are brilliant in shining
leaves is dancing and the The
orange breeze , .
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sun crisp are brilliant in shining leaves is dancing and the high The overhead orange breeze cool , , .
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sun strings crisp are brilliant in shining leaves is dancing and the high like puppets The overhead orange breeze on cool , , .

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A THIRD AUTUMN SORT

One way to add description to sentences is to use appostives.
Fill in the blanks for each sentence by putting the mixed-up words in correct order.

1. Colourful autumn , ___________________________ , is here. ( time red yellow a of and leaves )

2. The sky, ______________________________ , is clear.
( and high blue pale )

3. The autumn rains, __________________________ , have not
yet started.
( stormy cold and dark )

Now fill in the blanks for each sentence, supplying the words that belong around each appositive phrase.

1. ___________________ , a time for turkey and pumpkin pie,
_________________________ .
( here Thanksgiving will be soon )

2. ____________________ , a time for dressing up and collecting
candy, ______________________ .
( arrive will of Halloween month at end the Then the )

Finally, write your own sentence. Make sure it has an appositive (a phrase giving more details about the word preceding it. Make sure the appositive is surrounded by commas.)

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A JANUARY SORT

Cut out the words and punctuation marks out in each section and
paste them in the correct order to make a coherent sentence.

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January        arrived          .            has
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rainy     Cold     arrived     has     January     ,        .
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snow         will             Maybe         fall        .
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snow    are     if   will    Maybe  we    fall   lucky    ,    ,      .
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snow    are    beautiful  if   will    we    fall   lucky    Maybe     ,    ,      .
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snow    are    beautiful  if   will    we    fall   lucky    Maybe     lightly    ,    ,      .
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SNOWY SORT

Cut out the words and punctuation marks out in each section and
paste them in the correct order to make a coherent sentence.

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fallen        Snow          .            has
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fallen        snow          .    White        has
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fallen      and   snow     gently    White    softly    has  ,   .
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fallen      and   snow     gently    White    softly    has     night    the    during      .
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but   raining     it     now     is       fallen      and   snow     gently    White      softly    has     night    the    during
,          .
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CLOUDY SORT

Cut out the words and punctuation marks out in each section and
paste them in the correct order to make a coherent sentence.

Clouds     sky    the        cover    .
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sky        cover     Dark    the        clouds    .
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sky        grey    cover     Dark    the        clouds    .
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sky        grey    cover     Dark    the        clouds    rain

heavy    with  ,        ,         .  (This one has an appositive.)
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shines        sun        The        .
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shines        sun        finally        The        .
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shines        sun        finally        The    and     pale

watery        ,        ,         .    (This one has an appositive.)

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JUNE SORT

Cut out the words and punctuation marks out in each section and
paste them in the correct order to make a coherent sentence.

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has        arrived        June          .
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June     arrived        sunny    Warm        has     .    ,
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start    will           soon    holidays        The         .
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will    relax    during    time  the   be  to  holidays

There    .
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relax    during        will        time     to      long

holidays        happily    There       the    be      .

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during     relax     wonderfully        lots     time     will

holidays        be     of     to     happily        long     There

the      .
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[This page may be copied for use with students if the following credit is provided: ©2007 Sophie Rosen.]

 

 

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