Reinforce what students have learned about the structure of a paragraph with this fun, game-like activity that can be used in several ways.
Here are some ways to use this product:
Whole Class: I distributed one sentence strip to each student and had the whole class travel around to find other students who had sentences that could work together to form a paragraph. Then they worked together to assemble the paragraph. I checked their work when they were done. This was lots of fun. If you don’t have 30 students (there are 30 sentences) then you can just lay the extra strips on a table. Once students have found most of their sentences they can go to the pile of strips and search through for strips that they need to complete their paragraphs. You can distribute
Partner Work Station: I have put out a few at a time at a station and pairs of students work on sorting the sentence strips and placing them in the correct order.
Independent work: Of course students can always sort all 6 puzzles independently. I usually do this with students who need extra support learning the structure of a paragraph.
I like to copy these on card stock. You could laminate them if you wanted to. I have also just copied on regular copy paper. Cut out the strips. You are ready to go!
Note: There are differeing levels of vocabulary and sentnece structure. I try to give more capable students the puzzles with the more difficult vocabulary.