Double Sentence Stems – In writing and/or in speech (verbally), give the child several sentence stems or prompts and have them complete the sentence. Make them closely related so that the child must use appositives, participial & prepositional phrases, adjectives and adverbs to combine them.
If I could go anywhere, I would ____________________. My favorite place is ___________.
If I could go anywhere, I would travel to my favorite place, India, because I love the culture, people, and food there. (appositives)
My favorite type of food is ______________. My favorite meal is _____________________.
My favorite type of food is the best-tasting ever – Indian, which is why my favorite meal includes naan. (participial phrase)
My family _____________________. My mother __________________.
My family has many members including my mother, our inspirational, beautiful caretaker. (adjectives)
A dog is an animal _________________________________. A cat ____________________.
The dogs stay on that side of the house while the cats stay in their own territory. (prepositional phrases)
Bicycles are great for ______________________. Motorcycles are ____________________.
Bicycles are great for quickly and cheaply getting somewhere, but motorcycles are furiously fast. (adverbs)