* Created to elicit deep, powerful written responses
* Appropriate for kindergarten, early first grade, and advanced pre-K writers
* Attractively formatted and appealing to children
* To use throughout the year
* Classroom tested
* Send for homework!
Kindergarten Sentence Starters work because they invite students to think. They invite students to reflect deeply upon themselves and the world around them, and give students the freedom to respond in their own unique and wonderful ways, both in writing and illustration.
These sentence starters will prompt rich, insightful, thought-provoking, touching, and perhaps even startling pieces of writing from your students. They will free your students to express themselves in a multitude of ways. They will elicit deep powerful statements from your students, giving you insight into your students’ lives.
The reproducible pages in this book consist entirely of open-ended writing prompts for beginning writers. These writing prompts are highly productive in my own teaching practice, and I am consistently amazed year after year at both the quality and sheer variety of the writing my students produce in response to them.
This is the power of the open-ended sentence starters. They give students the freedom to express their thoughts, feelings, beliefs, knowledge, interests, and hopes without the somewhat arbitrary restraints of writing tasks that demand specific content criteria for the satisfactory completion of written assignments. The use of Kindergarten Sentence Starters will result in excellent student writing.
Think of them as art or illustrated poetry, as enduring expressive recordings of the lives your students live, to share with family and friends, as something to keep.