Students will practice identifying and sorting complete and incomplete sentences during this activity. It is ideal for centers or small group time, as it encourages discussion about the content. I have found it to be difficult for my 1st and 2nd grade students to evaluate sentences and determine if they have the 5 things sentences need: subject, verb, punctuation, capitalization, and organization (make sense). This activity provides them with a fun and engaging way to practice this skill. This activity includes: 32 sentence cards (16 complete sentence cards & 16 incomplete sentence cards), sorting mats, recording sheet to make 5 incomplete sentences complete, and student directions.
Common Core Aligned:
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.1.1.J Produce and expand complete simple and compound declarative, interrogative, imperative, and exclamatory sentences in response to prompts.
Use end punctuation for sentences.
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.L.2.2 Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.