At the beginning of the year it is so important to get to know your students as individuals. It’s even more important for the kids to get to know each other and make connections. This NO PREP writing assignment is structured enough for the beginning of the year but allows for enough independence to build student confidence.
~Fill in one word sentence stems for Kindergarten
~Copy the sentence and finish the stem for 1st or 2nd grade
~Speaking and Listening Rubric
After students write their 6 sentences about themselves the cards can be cut apart and put in order for an oral presentation. It's a quick and repetitive speech, which is great for the beginning of the year. With all students saying the same sentence stems even your low readers can give their speech without knowing all of the words.