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Guide your students on their path to becoming excellent expository writers!
Together with Dr. Judith Hochman’s wonderful Writing Revolution System, this product is designed to help students fully understand the purpose and structure of a sentence and develop the ability to compose complex sentences that reflect extended thinking.
This product includes oral examples for teacher modeling as well as in-class and homework activities for introducing the following concepts and goals of lesson 1.1.
Students often use sentence fragments or incomplete sentences in spoken language, and they may continue to use them as they learn to write. However, writing requires far more precision than speaking. Students need to be able to spot fragments in oral or written activities before attempting to correct fragments in their own work. Students may need lots of practice distinguishing fragments from complete sentences.
- Helps students understand the concept of a complete sentence and discern
- Helps students understand correct word order
- Provides practice with capitalization, punctuation, and using new spelling and
- Serves as a comprehension check
- Helps students understand the meanings of subjects, predicates, and
- Encourages careful reading
1. Distinguish between a fragment and a complete sentence
2. Convert a fragment into a complete sentence
This product is also available at my store as part of a bundle (lessons 1.1-1.5).
Please Note: This product has been designed as a complementary activity to be used along with the full Writing Revolution Hochman Method. Before printing, teachers can choose between two different types of handwriting lines.
Want more products like this one based on a specific unit or theme (seasons, neighborhood, etc.)? Please leave me a comment in the “Q&A” section and I can tailor a product to meet your needs.
All of my products are purposely designed to be simple and "crystal clear" - created without an abundance of distracting borders, images, or fonts so that students can better focus on the learning activity at hand.
Thank you to Hidesy’s Clipart for use of cover page background.