Sentence Fishing ESL ELL Newcomer Game

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2nd - 5th
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  1. Teaching kids to read is easy! Phonics & Spelling, Book 2, introduces young ESL students to reading, writing, and spelling in English. Step by step, students learn to phonetically sound out and spell words in a CVC pattern and to read simple sentences. The worksheets also teach students easy sig
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Fishing isn't just for the ABCs! Your emergent readers will love this game! This Sentence Fishing activity set corresponds to the reading lessons in Phonics & Spelling, Book 2, but is also compatible with any phonics curriculum! The print-ready pdf file includes a 102-word vocabulary bank plus blank fish for creating your own sentences! The fish can be used like any set of flashcards and even used for a classroom board display! Be sure to check out the preview!

To play, make "fishing poles" with a stick, string, and a magnet. Fix paperclips to each fish and voila! Instant fun! I recommend laminating the fish and you'll have this activity set for many years.

The sentences in this activity are not exclusive to but include:

  • A cat on a mat.
  • A fan on a van.
  • A hat on a lap.

  • A cat on a bed.
  • A red pen and a red cap.
  • A wet pet in a net.

  • A big pig in a wig.
  • My pet hen is in a big pit.
  • I win the big van!

  • The pot on the log is hot.
  • The dog and the cat are in the van.
  • The top and the cap are on my lap.

  • I like to jog in the sun.
  • A red and green bug is on my mug.
  • The cat and the dog run on the rug.

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