Cut up sentences are a great independent activity while you are teaching guided reading groups. This activity reinforces one-one matching in reading and also helps with sight word recognition. All in all it is a very effective activity that I have used for years. Keep an eye out for the next pack in this series.
* 5 cut up sentences using the language structure "I am a..."
* trace and copy the sight words
* cut and make the sight word 'am'
Pictures provide students with visual reminders of what they need to do. The image of a book is for the sheet that needs to be stuck into their workbooks and the image of a pair of scissors tells the student that they need to cut it and match it. This made the activity easier particularly for my non-English speakers. I made multiple copies per page to save trees. Just cut along the lines and they are ready to use.