This packet of mixed up sentences and questions has 3 different levels for differentiation. An extension recording sheet is also included. This activity can be used as guided practice with a teacher or support staff and/or it can be used at a literacy center. Each level has a little shape in the upper right corner and a title card to help with identification and organization.
Level 1: Arranging word cards into the correct order to form very simple sentences. Capitalization and punctuation are imbedded for “clues” to help the emergent reader. This level would also be excellent for English Learners as it helps support object identification AND reading.
Level 2: Arranging word cards into sentences and questions in the correct order at a slightly higher level. Capitalization and punctuation are imbedded for “clues” to finding the first and last word.
Level 3: At this level, the student first arranges the word cards into a sentence without any “clues” and adds the “period” card. Next, using the same word cards, the student rearranges the cards to form a question and adds the “question mark” card. This level really “ratchets up” the expectation. This is very difficult for my early readers, particularly my English Learners. It is amazing, however, how quickly they catch on with guided practice.
Extension: There is a worksheet provided for all 3 levels that will provide writing practice. After the students “fix up the mix up”, they record their answers on the sheet provided. It has corresponding pictures for each word card sentence/question