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Expanding Sentences: Expand-it Sentence Task Cards with Picture Support

Expanding Sentences: Expand-it Sentence Task Cards with Picture Support
Expanding Sentences: Expand-it Sentence Task Cards with Picture Support
Expanding Sentences: Expand-it Sentence Task Cards with Picture Support
Expanding Sentences: Expand-it Sentence Task Cards with Picture Support
Expanding Sentences: Expand-it Sentence Task Cards with Picture Support
Expanding Sentences: Expand-it Sentence Task Cards with Picture Support
Expanding Sentences: Expand-it Sentence Task Cards with Picture Support
Expanding Sentences: Expand-it Sentence Task Cards with Picture Support
Product Description
I decided to create this file for kids to learn to expand sentences with adjectives and other details because I have some pre-functional/beginner ELL learners in fourth and fifth grades. They have a lot of trouble composing even the simplest sentences. Their English language acquisition is very limited and they have not passed the first grade reading levels yet. I also use this occasionally with my first and second graders as well. Most lower elementary students can always use reinforcement with adding details to their sentences.

I felt like they might catch on to common sight words and description faster if I provided a simple model and used it consistently. That’s why this file is reliably the same throughout.I realize it is like a drill format, however, I am trying to boost their confidence with what little language they have and I think this activity might help.

There are two sample cards included with suggested answers. The idea with this activity is to have students add more and more words that describe the object pictured.

Suggestions for Use:
You can place these cards in a center or use them individually as guided practice. I am using them with pre-functional ELLs one card at a time and we are going to glue them into interactive notebooks for ESL class. Once you teach the model, the kids will understand what to do with provided they have vocabulary support for unknown words.

This activity really is not grade specific. This concept can be used for any student, child to adult who is learning how to write more detail and learning to be more confident with writing and language.

NEW: I added a page of core standards that are supported by this product and ESL Insights to guide instruction for ELLs.

Core Standards Supported by this product:

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.1.1.J
Produce and expand complete simple and compound declarative, interrogative, imperative, and exclamatory sentences in response to prompts
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.1.5
With guidance and support from adults, focus on a topic, respond to questions and suggestions from peers, and add details to strengthen writing as needed.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.2.1.F
Produce, expand, and rearrange complete simple and compound sentences (e.g., The boy watched the movie; The little boy watched the movie; The action movie was watched by the little boy
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.2.5
With guidance and support from adults and peers, focus on a topic and strengthen writing as needed by revising and editing
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.3.2.B
Develop the topic with facts, definitions, and details.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.4.3.D
Use concrete words and phrases and sensory details to convey experiences and events precisely
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.5.2.D
Use precise language and domain-specific vocabulary to inform about or explain the topic.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.5.3.D
Use concrete words and phrases and sensory details to convey experiences and events precisely
Total Pages
19 pages
Answer Key
N/A
Teaching Duration
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