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Sentence builder: ocean: tool

TLF ID L10255

Help a mermaid use a sentence builder machine to create past-tense sentences. Spin each coin to see a new word for your sentence. Choose words from four groups: when, who, what and where.

Educational details

Key learning objectives
  • Students construct simple, meaningful sentences by selecting words from four categories: when, who, what and where.
Educational value
  • Encourages students to construct past-tense sentences from a bank of words that are illustrated.
  • Promotes students' literacy skills by providing a model of basic sentence construction.
  • Provides a drawing zone for students to create a picture to match a sentence.
  • Includes a printable worksheet that captures the student's work and also includes the set of words and icons used in the sentence builder.
  • Designed for use on interactive whiteboards by early years users. For example, selectable elements have been positioned to allow users to easily reach them.
Year level

F; 1

Learning area
  • english
  • English/Language
    Student activity
    • Interactives;
    • Experiment;
    • Analysis;
    • Modelling

    Other details

    • Script writer
    • Name: Rachel Kennedy
    • Address: Mentone VIC 3194 Australia
    • Subject matter expert
    • Name: Rachel Kennedy
    • Address: Mentone VIC 3194 Australia
    • Educational validator
    • Name: Lynda Matthews
    • Address: Mount Barker SA 5251 Australia
    • Technical implementer
    • Publisher
    • Date of contribution: 2016-09-27
    • Name: Education Services Australia
    • Organisation: Education Services Australia
    • Address: Melbourne VIC 3000 AUSTRALIA
    • URL:
    Access profile
    • Colour independence
    Learning resource type
    • Tablet friendly (Interactive resource)
    • Google Chrome
    • Firefox - minimum version: (MS-Windows)
    • ms-internet explorer - minimum version: 9.0 (MS-Windows) - maximum version: 11.0 (MS-Windows)
    • Safari - minimum version: 7.0 - maximum version: 7.1 (MacOS)
    Operating systems
    • ms-windows - minimum version: 7 - maximum version: 10
    • macos - minimum version: v7.1 - maximum version: OS X 10.10 Yosemite
    • © Education Services Australia Ltd, 2016, except where indicated under Acknowledgements. This material may be used in accordance with the Creative Commons Attribution International 4.0 (CC BY 4.0) licence