This is a set of 210 sentences for students to fix up, which would be perfect for morning work or daily ELA warm up. Students will practice a variety of skills including sight words, short vowel sounds, long vowel sounds, digraphs, blends, conventions (spacing, capitalization, punctuation), homophones and contractions. They are also getting practice with editing, which will help them when editing their own writing. These sentences start off easier and get progressively more difficult and complex as the year goes on. The sentences have a range of 3-6 mistakes for the students to fix.
PLEASE NOTE: This is a PowerPoint file. You must have PowerPoint installed on your computer in order for this to work.
If you prefer, you could use it once a week or just periodically, but there are enough sentences so that you can use this every day. We use this sentence detectives activity in my classroom each day as morning work. Since the sentence is projected onto the board and the students use dry erase markers to write, there is no prep involved. I just pull up the file and pick a sentence each morning! No more scrambling to find a good pencil and paper activity and running to the copier :) Whenever you want to use this activity, simply pull up this PowerPoint presentation and select the sentence you would like to use. After the students have finished correcting the sentence, advance to the next slide to see the fixed-up one. Corrected mistakes are highlighted in red.
You can choose to print either the color or the black and white version of the student recording sheet. Printing on cardstock will definitely make these sturdier and likely longer lasting. For my class I photocopied the black and white version onto colored cardstock. That way I got a colorful look without using up a ton of colored ink.
The great thing about this activity is that you prep it once for the year and that’s it! You could put the student recording sheet in a dry erase sleeve like in the picture or a page protector.
If you are unable to project this slideshow from your computer, you could also print them and project them using a document camera. If you want to collect your students’ work or use this as an assessment, you also have the option of having students re-write their sentences with pencil and paper. Just photocopy and pass out the recording sheet.
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