Sentences made up of one word? Yes. Introduce kids to lexical ambiguity with a short video that shows how complete, grammatically correct sentences can be composed of one word used each time as a different part of speech.
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- Have kids construct their own one-word sentences, have them label the part of speech of each, and then add the phrases that make the meaning of the sentence clear
- Some learners will need a sample sentence to clarify the explanation provided by the video; therefore, project an example of the buffalo sentence with punctuation and phrases added so that viewers can see the logic of the sentence
- This resource is only available on an unencrypted HTTP website. It should be fine for general use, but don’t use it to share any personally identifiable information
- The resource includes the video, an assessment, discussion questions, and links to grammar guides
- No model of a sentence with phrases and punctuation added is provided