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Simple Sentence Stage 2

Purposes

Direct

To be able to analyze the sentence and to recognize the structure of sentences.


Control of Error

The directress and the charts

Age

5 1/2 - 6 years

Materials

- Supply Tray
- Box of wooden symbols
- Card Set Stage 2
- Chart I and Chart II


Presentation 1: Simple Sentences

montessori card 1, the artist painted the portrait

Materials

- Materials from Above
- Card Set Stage Two – 1 (light blue)
- Box 1
- Chart I

Presentation

  1. Have the child bring the material to the table.
  2. Introduce the new material to the child. Show the child the circles and tell the child that we will put these circles next to the answers of the questions written on the black arrows.
    First arrow will ask us for “what or who did the action”.
    (Who is it that? What is it that?)
    The second arrow will ask for the object. 
    (Whom? What?)
  3. Be sure to familiarize the child with the questions, which enables him to find the subject and the object. (These are printed on the arrows.)
  4. Do a few examples with the child as in Simple Sentences.

    montessori, simple sentence, stage 2, structure 1

  5. Transpose the slips of paper, one at a time and discuss how it doesn’t make sense and that is not how we speak.
  6. Once the slips are again in their correct spot, have the child collect them.
  7. Mix them and then have the child recreate the sentence in a line at the bottom of the table.
  8. Have him read the sentence and check with the blue card.
  9. Replace the blue card and have him replace the symbols.
  10. Place the slips of paper in the bin.
  11. Repeat as many times as long as the child likes.

Presentation 2: Simple sentences with extensions

all afternoon the placid donkeys contentedly nibbled grass from the meadow down the road

Materials

- Materials from Above
- Card Set Stage Two – 2 (light green)
- Box 2
- Chart II

Presentation

Same as Presentation 1 - As before but introduce the orange arrows and circles.

montessori, simple sentence,stage 2, structure 2


Presentation 3: Simple sentences with extensions and an indirect object

this morning in the class, the helpful child brought the new girl some crayons from the art supply cabinet

Materials

- Materials from Above
- Card Set Stage Two – 3 (light blue)
- Box 2
- Chart II

Presentation

Same as Presentation 2 – As before but introduce the orange arrows and circles.

    montessori, simple sentence, stage 2 structure 3


Presentation 4: Simple Sentences with Extensions, Indirect Object and Attributes

last night a strong wind blew the cherry blossom from the trees along the road

Materials

- Materials from Above
- Card Set Stage Two – 4 (light yellow)
- Box 2
- Chart II

Presentation

Same as in Presentation 3- As before but introduce the blue arrows and triangles.

montessori, simple sentence, stage 2 structure 4

 

Presentation 5: Simple Sentences with Extensions and an Indirect Object

Every morning Blacky, our dog faithfully fetched the dailly newspaper for my dad

Materials

- Materials from Above
- Card Set Stage Two – 5 (red)
- Box 2
- Chart II

Presentation

Same as Presentation 4 –As before but discuss how because “our dog” and “Blacky” are the same thing, we can change their position without a problem. Explain to the child that when we can do this, we replace the blue triangle with a black triangle to show that it has a relation to “who is it that?” or “what is it that? symbol.

montessori, simple sentence, stage 2 structure 5

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