Jumbled letters, jumbled words.
Choose your sentence
quickly left just before the man woke,
Now change the letters between words.
Change the first letter of each word with the last letter of the word in front and vice versa.
nuickll yefj tusb tefort ehm eaw noke
Now mix up the words
tefort noke nuickll Johq yefj eaw tusb
Starting from Just students should be able to work out the order of the words if they can recognize the spelling. So if they
recognize ‘Johq’, they know they need to look for an n to replace the q. they also know that the
next word begins with q. They know that John is the first word because the first letter, j is correct.
This means there is no other word in front of it.
Mixed double sentences
Write two sentences
He plays football with his friends
every Friday after school
I am cycling to Brighton this weekend with
the cycle club
the words up an write them on the board
he with his friends school after I am plays to this weekend the cycle club football
every Friday Brighton with
Divide the class two teams, A and B
Write ten spaces for each sentence.
A____ _____ ______ ______ _____ ______ _______ _____ _______ _______
B____ _____ ______ _______
_____ ______ _______ _____ _______ _______
Teams take it in turns to nominate words
which they think belong to their sentence. Each word they nominate correctly is written in its place. However, if they nominate
a word from the other team’s sentence, it is written in the appropriate place in the other team’s sentence. The
first team to finish their sentence wins. This is good for contrasting structures e.g. simple vs. continuous, active vs. passive,
present perfect vs. past.
Here’s an activity for more advance
learners. Give one newspaper between two students. They have to make a sentence using words from the paper as follows: The first person chooses one word from the first page, the next from the second page,
the first from the third page and so on. Alternatively use text books, reading passages (alternate paragraphs)