Do your students write short sentences? This is a great packet that you can use to encourage your students to expand their sentences as they write. Best of all, this is the bundle that puts together a full year of writing packets.
This is a zipped file of ALL of my Expanding Sentences Packets. Please make sure that you are able to un-zip products before purchasing this.
In this product, you will receive ALL of my Expanding Sentences Packets:
~ Back to School (36 Pages)
~ Fall (40 Pages)
~ Community Helpers (48 Pages)
~ Christmas (36 Pages)
~ Winter (36 Pages)
~ Spring (38 Pages)
By purchasing this packet, you will receive 234 pages for writing all year in your classroom. Each packet includes pages with clip art on them. I have included one page in color and the same picture on another page in black and white. Each page encourages students to write a noun, a verb, an adjective and the setting in each sentence.
How do I use this in my classroom?
When I give them these, we always go over them once the kids are done (this might be part of the reason why they like them). I always make this a contest with them. I tell them when a certain amount of my kids do this perfectly, they will get something for it. So, I have 23 kids in my class. I might tell them that when 21 of the 23 of them get it perfect, we will have a “prize.” Our latest one was an afternoon of playing educational games. When we go through these, I ALWAYS tell my kids that we are NOT going over these to show who cannot do it. I tell them that we CANNOT LEARN to become better if we do not know what mistakes we are making. I let them know that it is OKAY to make the mistakes AS LONG as they learn from them. I have never had kids put other kids down during this time- they are extremely encouraging and uplifting.