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While I was teaching an ESL course to Middle School Hispanic students I came across a worksheet that had sentences that were mixed up. The objective was to put the words in the correct manner to make a complete sentence that made sense. There were no pictures and it was actually difficult and boring for most of my students. I came up with my own twist to this assignment . . . I added pictures and made it kind of fun.
There are four levels (Level A to Level D). The first level starts out easy for students that are struggling writers, or new to writing. The last level challenges your best writers to become even more advanced writers.
My system I came up with is the following: A Level A student would complete on a Monday one Level A sentence with minimal prompting/cuing and a Level B sentence with some teacher help. Then on Tuesday do the second Level A sentence for that week and the second Level B sentence. Then on Wednesday do the third Level A sentence for that week and the third Level B sentence. Then on Thursday do the fourth Level A sentence for that week and the fourth Level B sentence. On Friday, go over the answers for all that they have accomplished. As an added assignment, each day they could write their own sentence to go with the picture by using some of the words in the word back, or they could do that on Friday. If the student is Level B then have that student do the same, but with Level B and Level C. If the student is Level C then have the student do the same, but with Level C and Level D. If the student is Level D then have the student do the same, but with Level D and Level C to help reinforce their writing abilities.
There is a FREE chart for you to chart their progress. The complete first week of lessons is here for you to download for FREE and give it a try. You could present the pages with the pictures onto a projector for the whole class to work from, or you could print out those pages and laminate them for individual usage. Many of my students write too big, so I know I have to fit their needs. I included different means for your students to write their answers down. You could also use white boards which would save on paper and ink.
All materials are for usage in your classroom . . . for your students.
As a class you could come up with your own fun sentences to go with the pictures, or have a contest to see which group of students could come up with the funnest sentence to match what is happening in the picture. Have Fun!!