Sentence builder: ocean: tool

TLF ID L10255

Help a mermaid use a sentence builder machine to create past-tense sentences. Spin each coin to see a new word for your sentence. Choose words from four groups: when, who, what and where.

Educational details

Educational value
  • Encourages students to construct past-tense sentences from a bank of words that are illustrated.
  • Promotes students' literacy skills by providing a model of basic sentence construction.
  • Provides a drawing zone for students to create a picture to match a sentence.
  • Includes a printable worksheet that captures the student's work and also includes the set of words and icons used in the sentence builder.
  • Designed for use on interactive whiteboards by early years users. For example, selectable elements have been positioned to allow users to easily reach them.
Year level

F; 1

Learning area
  • English

Other details

  • Contributor
  • Name: Finpa New Media
  • Organization: Finpa New Media
  • Description: Technical implementer
  • Address: VIC, AUSTRALIA
  • URL:
  • Name: Education Services Australia
  • Organization: Education Services Australia
  • Description: Data manager
  • Person: Rachel Kennedy
  • Description: Script writer
  • Person: Rachel Kennedy
  • Description: Subject matter expert
  • Person: Lynda Matthews
  • Description: Educational validator
  • Publisher
  • Name: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Organization: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Description: Publisher
  • Address: VIC, AUSTRALIA
  • URL:
  • Resource metadata contributed by
  • Name: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Organisation: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Address: AUSTRALIA
  • URL:
Access profile
  • Colour independence
Learning Resource Type
  • Interactive
  • © Education Services Australia Ltd, 2016, except where indicated under Acknowledgements. This material may be used in accordance with the Creative Commons Attribution International 4.0 (CC BY 4.0) licence