I write the sentence on a strip of paper so it can be cut apart.
We always start with the most important question – the action in the sentence.
Who did the action? “The donkeys” (This noun is also the subject.) The child tears out “The donkeys” and puts them on the circle to represent a noun. (In the picture, my son put the blue triangle under the donkeys because it also stated that they were “shy” which is an adjective. The blue triangle represents an adjective.
Then I ask my son to create some sentences on his own and analyze them. He documents his work in his grammar booklet. I find this idea of “writing your own textbook” to be very effective. This way, he can look back at his own notes and know right away where to find an answer he needs.
Also, there is a control chart that makes it easy for the child to analyze sentences on his own using this chart as a way to check his work.