Here are a series of scaffolded activities to help with sentence stretching using the genius ladder. I like to begin with only the blah and spicy sentences, and then have students practice for a week. Then I add the extender sentence and have them practice for a week. Finally, when they are confident I add the genius paragraph. Students practice during their Daily Five writing rotation (literacy centers).
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9 pages of various scaffolded sentence stretcher pages that follow the genius ladder.