There are two different ways of combining adjectives from sentences that are included in this set of materials. The first way allows the use of the word “and,” while the second way does not. The ability to combine sentences without using the word “and” is something that my students with language impairments often struggle with until they are explicitly shown how to do it. Once shown, preferably with manipulatives, they grasp the concept and are able to complete this type of task.
This set of materials includes a worksheet and an answer sheet for combining adjectives using “and” such as “The bread was fresh.” and “The bread was warm.” combining into “The bread was fresh and warm.” A worksheet and an answer sheet are also included for combining these same sentences in two different ways without using “and”. For example, “The bread was fresh.” and “The bread was warm.” become “The warm bread was fresh.” and “The fresh bread was warm.” The sentence pieces for these sentences are the same, except that you would remove the “and” pieces if working on the second type of combining.
Interactive Material: This material includes an interactive version that can be used in teletherapy. The file can be uploaded to Google Slides or opened in PowerPoint and then shared with the student. In order to drag and drop the pieces, make sure you are in edit mode (NOT in presentation mode). If you are using PowerPoint, you’ll need to enable editing.