Providing physical representations of parts of a sentence activates learners' mental processes. Actively manipulating sentence structure and word order deepens a student's understanding of the way sentences are formed.
Starting at 1:06, watch how these students use color-coded blocks to show parts of speech in the sentences they have written. After writing, students represent each word or phrase in the sentence with the appropriate block.
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