Colourful Semantics with real photos
and fun new games
Colourful Semantics is an approach created by Alison Bryan. It is aimed at helping children to develop their grammar but it is rooted in the meaning of words (semantics).
Colourful Semantics reassembles sentences by cutting them up into their thematic roles and then colour codes them. The approach has 4 key colour-coded stages. There are further stages for adverbs, adjectives, conjunctions and negatives.
WHO – Orange
WHAT DOING – Yellow
WHAT – Green
WHERE – Blue
A photo is shown and an audible question is played asking the client to identify the who, what, doing and where. Multiple answers are shown. The client should drag the answer they think is correct into the answer row.
Sort / Classify
Sort / Classify activity aims to help the client recognise the different semantic elements of sentences. There is a set of cards on the screen and the task consists in dragging them to the corresponding bucket.
Using a starting verb, add more words to the sentence. Practice the sentence every time you add a new word to it. The words can be rearranged at any time. The objective is to create the longest and silliest sentence!