This is a set of 20 sheets I use during Kindergarten writing to encourage students to sound out short-vowel words independently and write them in sentences. All artworks included are my original drawings. How I use them is I give the students a blank copy of this paper (I included a blank copy in the packet as well) and display the illustration on my screen. I ask the students to talk to each other about a sentence (or more) they might say to describe the picture. Then, the students have to write (first) the sentence -- sounding out CVC and other short-vowel words on their own -- and then they get to illustrate the picture as well. I love that these encourage their artistic abilities also. You could even print these as is for the whole class -- or to put in a center -- and use them as coloring/writing sheets. The students would not have to do the illustrations themselves. They could just color my art and write the accompanying sentences. If you put these on screen, you might want to color them yourself first -- because this will encourage your students to write with the color sight words when they describe what they see on screen.
Suggested sentence starters included in this pack:
1. The fish in the pot does not like the cat in the hat.
2. The dog with the hat sits by the snowman that has a hat too.
3. The frog can jump into the pond.
4. The kid can sled down the big white hill.
5. The kid can play with the jack in the box.
6. The hen sits on her nest with four eggs.
7. The duck is quacking at the ants.
8. The rat can run at the little bug.
9. The fox and the cat have a ham.
10. The man is hot. He can run on the sand by the little red crab.
11. The dog can see the little pink pig.
12. The lamb and the yak (or ox) are sad.
13. The fox can go in the big blue jet.
14. The rabbit will hop by the eggs.
15. The pup is sitting by the tree and the box.
16. The kid can sit at his desk and take his quiz.
17. The kid sees the big black bug (or spider) in the web.
18. The girl can hit the ball into the net.
19. The boys can march in the band with a drum and a horn.
20. The king and the queen sip from their mugs (or cups).
Your students will surprise you and come up with many more phrases to describe these than I have. This packet will give you a whole month of 30-minute writing times totally planned. I start using these after Christmas. I absolutely have LOVED using these, and so do my students.