Sentences are key units for expressing ideas. Students at this Foundation stage are using sentences in writing to express one or two ideas.
Early Stage 1 sentence structure includes the following topics:
- Is my sentence complete?
To structure short texts students at this stage need to compose sentences using nouns, pronouns and simple conjunctions accurately and with appropriate word order.
- Sentence structure: (phrases) when, where or how?
To develop their beginning writing knowledge students at this stage need guided opportunities to experiment with adverbial phrases to describe when, where and how in written sentences.