Conrad the Builder Israel Butler, Jason Cribbs, Mary Lanhem, Janessa Senn, Twyla Tuten
Coaches Sentence Sally makes sure the sentence is built correctlyDefinition Dave reminds Conrad of important definitions
Conrad is dreaming of construc>ng a building during class.
Conrads teacher, who knows him well, asks him, "Would you like to help me build something for todays lesson?" Surprised, Conrad gives a teacher a smile and nods his head. I can do it!
Conrads teacher asks, "What are some of the most important building blocks in a sentence?" A subject is the ﬁrst part of a good sentence.
Conrad is confused, but his teacher helps him by sugges>ng, "Name for me some people, places, or things-‐-‐all subjects that we like to talk about." A subject is who or what the sentence is about. A noun is a person, place, thing or idea
Conrad is so excited by what his peers are saying. He chooses: the girl. His teacher decides to name the girl Cindy. Cindy So our subject will be about Cindy. What else do we need to make our sentence complete?
Next, the teacher asks the class for what the girl will be doing. A verb is an ac>on word.
Conrad decides that Cindy should read. Now we have a subject and a verb.
Conrad begins building the sentence. Cindy reads This is a simple sentence
The teacher says "Good job, Conrad! I want you to tell me what Cindy will read." So Conrad con>nues to build his sentence. Cindy reads An object receives the ac>on. books
Now the teacher tells the class to describe Cindy. Adjec>ves are describing words
As the class makes sugges>ons, the teacher lets Conrad choose the words to make his sentence more exci>ng. Cindy reads Smart books
"Excellent choice, Conrad. Now I want you to describe the book that Cindy reads? It doesnt maRer how many adjec>ves you have; it will s>ll be a simple sentence
Conrad ﬁnishes building the sentence: Smart Cindy reads mystery books. Cindy reads Smart books mystery
Conrad is so proud of himself for building a sentence. Before Conrad went home that day, he asked his teacher, "When can I build another sentence?" I want to build more sentences!