I created these printables for my 1st grade students to use as independent, no prep, practice following group lessons on extending sentences. Specifically teaching different ways to make their sentences more interesting really gave them tools to use in their writing! Alternatively, these could be used as a center, with a substitute, or for homework. These practice pages could easily be used with slightly older elementary aged students in need of this type of practice.
I believe the use of these worksheets, with appropriate instruction, would contribute to mastering the following common core standards:
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.
Use common, proper, and possessive nouns.
Use singular and plural nouns with matching verbs in basic sentences (e.g., He hops; We hop).
Use personal, possessive, and indefinite pronouns (e.g., I, me, my; they, them, their, anyone, everything).
Use verbs to convey a sense of past, present, and future (e.g., Yesterday I walked home; Today I walk home; Tomorrow I will walk home).
Use frequently occurring adjectives.
Produce and expand complete simple and compound declarative, interrogative, imperative, and exclamatory sentences in response to prompts.
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by Vanessa Aexander
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