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What is Colourful Semantics?

 

This is a technique which uses colour coded cards to help children to learn the important elements of a sentence, and how to join them together in the correct order.

 

 

 

Why we use Colourful Semantics

 

  • Encourages wider vocabulary
  • Makes sentences longer
  • Helps answer questions or generate responses to questions
  • Use of nouns, verbs, prepositions and adjectives
  • Improves story telling skills
  • Develops children’s reading skills
  • Can be transferred to written sentences and written language comprehension
  • Can be carried out individually or in small groups
  • Encourages independence during lessons

The Colourful Semantics programme

 

Each stage in the Colourful Semantic programme starts with a different stage. This increases are children’s sentence skills and structure as they progress through the programme.

 

Orange-Who?

Yellow-What Doing?

Green-What?

Blue-Where?

Brown-When?

White-Tell me more?

 

 

The Impact of Colourful Semantics

 

Here are some examples of children’s work using the colourful semantics approach.

Intervention

 

Children are given the opportunity to develop their skills during high quality and personalised interventions to help develop their skills.

We link Colourful Semantics to our Reading and Writing lessons.

We have even started to use Colourful Semantics in our science lessons!

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