Simple sentences: Arctic hare

2 - The Grammar Bit

The Grammar Bit!

Read the four simple sentences. You will have read and written many simple sentences in your time at school so far.

Notice how each simple sentence has the following features:

  • It begins with a capital letter and finishes with a punctuation mark such as a full-stop, question mark or exclamation mark.
  • It makes complete sense on its own.
  • It contains a single main verb (bold).
  • It usually contains a subject /doer of the action (underlined).
  • It is often quite short because there is only one main clause.

Teacher note: Explore the Natural Curriculum’s ‘Phrases and Clauses’ lessons to help children develop an understanding of how sentences are made from these important building blocks.

Scintillating Sentences

1) The hares’ noses were twitching.

2) The wolf failed to capture a single hare.

3) The frightened hares darted across the frozen tundra.

4) The ravenous hare dug deep into the snow.

Did you know?

An Arctic hare’s fur coat changes colour with the seasons. It is white in winter and grey or grey-brown in the summer.