This is a great way to engage the student in making simple sentences. You can use this as a lesson before using the workbooks (also on teachers pay teachers). You can practice sentence structure, capitalization and punctuation. For each page a timer (fire cracker) is set. After they make the sentence, touch the flame for the timer to start counting down. By the time it makes a "BOOM", the students should have identified what words should be capitalized and what punctuation mark is to be used! :-) FUN!
Also available in my store are 2 workbooks that go along with this minilesson. One is for sight words and the other is vocabulary words. Links are below: