First Grade Sentence Writing Activity: Daily Writing Routine w/ Phonics Skills

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Teacher Toni Mullins
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  1. This Sentence Writing Digital Activity: Daily Write-It BUNDLE includes a total of 245 Sentences (and guiding digital presentations) to scaffold student sentence writing and produce confidence in your little learners during sentence-formation practice. ⭐All of the products in this daily sentence-writ
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⭐This first-grade phonics-based sentence-writing activity now includes sounds and a built-in brain break to reward your students in their sentence writing. ⭐

Daily Write-It Digital Writing Activity: First Grade Skills Pack (including 105 sentences) is a digitally guided classroom routine that has now been converted to GOOGLE SLIDES.Click here to try NOW on Google Slides.

Daily Write-It First Grade Sentence Writing Activity also comes in a PowerPoint Version (for use on Smartboards.) Due to the large size of these files, the PPT version must be downloaded from Google Drive. Find the download link in the "aaa Start Here aaa" file.

Daily Sentence-Writing Activity with First Grade Skills Information

⭐Looking to give your students more confidence in their Sentence Writing using First Grade skills like Digraphs, Blends, Silent E, Vowel Teams and Inflected Endings? Teaching students to form a sentence correctly (with punctuation, finger-spacing and spelling practice) can be tricky when everyone has different writing abilities AND is writing different sentences.  

What if I told you that you can SIMPLIFY the process of how to teach sentence writing and it only takes 10 minutes each day? 

What First Grade Phonics Skills are covered in this Sentence Writing Routine? 

This set includes 105 (one-hundred and five!) phonics-skills-based sentences.

-15 Days of Blends

-15 Days of Digraphs

-10 Days of Silent E

-5 Days of Each Vowel Team

  • AI Vowel Team
  • AY Vowel Team
  • EA Vowel Team
  • EE Vowel Team 
  • IE (field) Vowel Team
  • IE (pie) Vowel Team 
  • IGH Vowel Team
  • OA Vowel Team 
  • OO Vowel Team
  • OW (snow)  Vowel Team 

-15 Days of Inflected Endings (-s, -ed, -ing)

What is included in this Sentence Writing Activity with 1st Grade Skills?

Included in this set are 105 days of dictated sentence writing cues in a SMARTBOARD format. Also included is a wonderful Student Writing Page resource with a self-check area for students to check their:

· Capitalization 

 · Punctuation

 · Finger Spacing

 · Spelling 

 · 2 Reads for Fluency Practice  

What does the Daily Write-It: 1st Grade Skills Dictated Sentence Writing Activity look like?

It is a quick (10 minute or less) sentence writing routine you will do daily with your students to teach and scaffold their sentence formation. Here are the steps:

1. Provides students with the Daily-Write It Writing Paper (with writing space and sentence self-check area.) 

 2. Display the Daily-Write It presentation, complete with a visual to help your students. 

 3. You dictate the sentence, have your students repeat. 

 4. Work together to determine the number of words and correct punctuation. Circle on the Daily Write-It presentation and students mark it on their Sentence-Writing paper. 

 5. Students begin writing. Give them as much or as little time as you feel they need. This time varies in Kindergarten and First Grade. 

 6. Circulate the room to see their independent sentence-writing level, providing individualized instruction as needed. 

 7. End independent writing time (around 2-5 minutes) and formatively assess student progress by seeing how they did. 

 8. You model the correct sentence on the Daily Write-It presentation (pre-written version included) and give students time to correct their work. 

 9. You do the 2nd check of students' corrected sentences to end the routine. 

 10. Just because they've EARNED IT, follow up with a fun and rewarding brain break. :)  

Learn more about this First Grade Sentence Writing Routine: 

Watch my video about the Simple Sentences sentence writing strategy:  

Listen to a Podcast episode where I explain why it works:

Want to continue the Daily Write-It Routine after this set is complete? Check out the new Daily Write-It: MULTIPLE SENTENCES by CLICKING HERE. 

<3 Love classroom learning routines? You may also be interested in:

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Kindergarten Math Works: Daily Math Review

Daily Solve-It: Addition & Subtraction within 10

Daily Write-It: Word-Writing Routine

Daily Write-It: Simple Sentences

I have spent many hours creating this product and am sincerely invested in your success with it. Please e-mail me with any questions or concerns. 

God Bless you and yours! 


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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Demonstrate understanding of the organization and basic features of print.
Recognize the distinguishing features of a sentence (e.g., first word, capitalization, ending punctuation).
Distinguish long from short vowel sounds in spoken single-syllable words.
Know the spelling-sound correspondences for common consonant digraphs.
Know final -e and common vowel team conventions for representing long vowel sounds.


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