I use “Gorilla Sentences” once a week to work on building more interesting and powerful sentences. The kids love these, and they are so versatile. They cut out the words and arrange them in different ways. Then they write them into their journals using correct punctuation and capitals. We share these and have some laughs!
I use these for centers and for warm-up activities. The kids like to write their own, too. The kids begin to better recognize creative, interesting, and powerful sentences by using "manipulatives" to build them and numbers to score them. Plus, they are just plain fun!
Download this free file and give it a try! Included is a list of some of the different ways I use these grids. Then visit my shop where I have bundles for sale. I'll be adding new bundles, too.