- Ttwo similar objects (i.e. red flower and yellow flower)
- A ribbon
- Strips of paper
- Black and red pencils
- The symbols previously used, conjunction symbol
- The directress writes one label for each object (in black).
- The child reads each and places each object with its corresponding label, then places the symbols over the words.
- The directress writes and on a strip of paper in red and places it between the two object labels.
- The child reads the new phrase.
- What does this mean? The two must go together. So a ribbon is used to bind them together.
- This new word is a very important part of speech.
- This one little word unites these two objects. It is a conjunction.
- Etymology.....(conjunction: from Latin con - with, together; and jungere - to unite, thus conjunction is a word that unites others)
- The symbol is this small pink bar.
- It is like the little line we use when we come to the end of a line and haven't finished a word.
- That little line unites the two parts of the word that had to be put on different lines.
- The child places the symbol over the word and.
- The child is invited to change the positions of the words to see if they will make sense in another way.
- She finds that the red flower and the yellow flower can be changed to the yellow flower and the red flower, but the conjunction itself must stay in its place: between the objects that it unites.
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