2nd Grade - Word Order

 
     
 
     
 
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2nd
Writing
Word order
Recognize and use correct word order in sentences.
Recognize and use the correct order of words when writing sentences. Write complete declarative, interrogative, imperative, and exclamatory sentences using correct word order, capitalization, and punctuation.
 

Sample Problems

(1)

What is a sentence?

(2)

Why is it important that words are in the correct order?

(3)

The first part of a sentence is called the __________________. The second part of the sentence is called the ____________________.

(4)

The first word in a complete sentence always begins with what kind of letter?

(5)

A complete sentence must always end with what kind of mark?

Learning Tips

(1)

A sentence tells what someone or something did or does. Have your child create simple sentences. A sentence is a complete thought or idea. To help your child better understand using correct word order in sentences; write a complete sentence on a piece of paper. Using note cards write one word from the sentence on each note card. Mix up the note cards and ask your child to put the words back in order. Have your child read the complete sentence. Continue doing this activity. As your child begins to get the hang of it, begin to make longer sentences for your child to put together.

(2)

Remind your child that the naming part of a sentence tells who or what did or does something. The naming part of a sentence can be made up of one word or many words. The naming part of a sentence usually, but not always, comes at the beginning of the sentence. Help your child put sentences together by reminding them that the naming part (who or what) can usually be placed at the front of the sentence.

(3)

Remind your child that the action part of the sentence tells what the naming part did or does. The action part of a sentence may be more than just the action part itself. The action part of a sentence usually, but not always, comes at the end of the sentence. Help your child put sentences together by reminding them that the action part (what was did or done) can usually be placed at the end of the sentence.

(4)

Remind your child that a sentence is a complete idea, starts with a capital letter, and ends with some type of punctuation (period, question mark, or exclamation mark). An activity that can help your child recognize word order in sentences is to put various words on different note cards. One word per note card. After the cards are labeled have your child lay the note cards out in front. Ask your child to form as many different sentences using the note cards. After a sentence is formed, have your child break apart the words and try to complete a new sentence.

(5)

Just because a group of words start with a capital letter and ends with a punctuation mark, it does not make it a complete sentence or show that the sentence is in the correct order. Remind your child to ask the questions, “Is this sentence a complete thought or idea?” “Does it show a noun and is that noun performing an action?”

Extra Help Problems

(1)

Tell if the following group of words is in the correct order and makes a complete sentence. Write yes or no on the line.


The boy ran. __________

(2)

Tell if the following group of words is in the correct order and makes a complete sentence. Write yes or no on the line.


Play Sara basketball Tim and. __________

(3)

Tell if the following group of words is in the correct order and makes a complete sentence. Write yes or no on the line.


Spaghetti we ate. __________

(4)

Tell if the following group of words is in the correct order and makes a complete sentence. Write yes or no on the line.


Mr. Frank is my Math teacher. __________

(5)

Tell whether the sentence is complete or incomplete. Circle complete or incomplete.

We cheered for the team. (Complete or Incomplete)

(6)

Tell whether the sentence is complete or incomplete. Circle complete or

incomplete.

Wait I can’t school for. (Complete or Incomplete)

(7)

Tell whether the sentence is complete or incomplete. Circle complete or

incomplete.

What state do you live in? (Complete or Incomplete)

(8)

Tell whether the sentence is complete or incomplete. Circle complete or

incomplete.

Dishes do the. (Complete or Incomplete)

(9)

Read the sentences. Circle the group of words that make a complete sentence.


The zoo went we to yesterday. We went to the zoo yesterday.

(10)


Read the sentences. Circle the group of words that make a complete sentence.


Big my name Tara sister’s is. My big sister’s name is Tara.

(11)

Read the sentences. Circle the group of words that make a complete sentence.


What is your favorite part of school? Is part favorite your of what school?

(12)

Unscramble the words to make a complete sentence. Write the new sentence on the line.


like with puppy. I my play new to

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(13)

Unscramble the words to make a complete sentence. Write the new sentence on the line.


Do coloring enjoy or more? you painting

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(14)

Unscramble the words to make a complete sentence. Write the new sentence on the line.


at fire! the Look

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(15)

Complete the sentence by adding a naming part.

_________________ ate ice-cream.

(16)

Complete the sentence by adding a naming part.

_________________ traveled on a ship.

(17)

Complete the sentence by adding an action part.

My friend ______________________.

(18)

Complete the sentence by adding an action part.

Tina and Sam ______________________.

(19)

Rearrange the mixed up words to create a complete sentence. The first and last word has been done for you.

favorite is green my with buttons one the shirt


My _________________________________________________ buttons.

(20)






Rearrange the mixed up words to create a complete sentence. The first and last word has been done for you.

named have Spot a we home at dog big


We _________________________________________________ home.

(21)

The naming part and action part from two sentences have been mixed up. Help put the sentences back together. Write the new sentences on the lines below.


cries for its owner. We The dog play ball at school.

(22)

The naming part and action part from two sentences have been mixed up. Help put the sentences back together. Write the new sentences on the lines below.


He eat lunch together. Jim and Linda cuts the grass.

_________________________________________________________

_________________________________________________________

(23)

Add words to the naming part to finish the sentence.


The kids _________________________________.

(24)

Add words to the action part to finish the sentence.


______________________ jumped in the cool pool.

(25)

Add words to the sentence to make it complete.


We ____________ on the _________ and _____________outside.

 

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