Products in this Bundle (3)
Spring is here! To save you a few dollars I have bundled 3 of our popular Spring literacy units as one complete file.
1. Spring Expand a Sentence Pack Grammar Activities 68 pages
2. Spring Sentence Joiners Center Activity - 17 pages
3. Spring Writing Worksheets Science, Reading and Writing - 80 pages
That's over 165 pages and sold separately for a total of $19.75. Your bundle is discounted to $15.50 so that you save $4.25.
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1. Spring Expand a Sentence Pack Grammar Activities PDF file
Spring themed sentence work for whole group and then small group or pair instruction.
Help children learn how to work on and expand their sentences to include more detail.
There are 3 steps to this activity that should be implemented in order.
The first step involves modelling from the teacher. The poster that use initially will be a self-correction tool for students and can be a classroom display.
The second step requires students to put sentences in order of least detail to most detail (expanding the sentence each time) and the third
The final step involves students putting each word together to form the sentences seen in the poster.
There are 11 different Spring themed posters that require all 3 steps.
Posters have between 3-4 sentences.
*** Here is an example of the sentence seen in the image to your left:
Blue Bird (4 sentences)
The bird is singing.
The blue bird is singing.
The blue bird is singing sweetly.
The blue bird is singing sweetly on the fence.
The Rain Falls (3 sentences)
Raindrops are falling.
Raindrops are falling quickly.
Raindrops are falling quickly on the umbrella.
My Big Strawberry (4 sentences)
I ate a strawberry.
I ate a big strawberry.
I ate a big, red strawberry.
I ate a big, red strawberry at lunch.
Your file includes,
Model posters (x 11 with full sentences),
Blank model posters to put sentences on.
Sentences to cut-up.
Words to cut up.
Master list of all 11 posters sentences.
2 different record sheets for each of the 11 posters.
Extension sheets for students.
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Blue Bird (in images to the right)
The Rain Falls
The Buzzing Bee
My Big Strawberry
Blue Bird House
The Big Owl
My Pink Flower
The Strong Tree
My Spring T-shirt
Clip art and fonts: Scrappin Doodles, Graphics From the Pond, Tracee Orman, Kestner’s Kreations, Ashley Hughes, Aisne’s Creations, Johnson’s Kindergarten Corner, Tammy Ferrell. Fonts by KG Fonts.
KG Primary Penmanship is the main font used in this file.
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Designed by Clever Classroom, 2013.
2. Spring Sentence Joiners Center Activity
27 sentences to construct and re-read, includes student record sheets too.
Your sentence joiners are aimed to help children practice developing and consolidating reading strategies whilst learning about the features of Spring. Students will be given opportunities to work in pairs to revise sentence work. Students should have a grasp on how to form sentences. Your resource is aimed at first and second grade students.
How to use this resource:
Teachers need to laminate and cut up the half sentences by cutting along the lines. To begin, divide the pack in half and make two single sets i.e. 13 sentences and 14 sentences. This way, students can work in pairs or three for each set and it will be easier for them with less cards to scan through.
Teachers must model to the whole class, how to read through the sentences and choose what end part will fit. Clues are given in the starter sentence e.g. ‘The caterpillar ate’. Children need to see how to read and look for the matching picture.
Demonstrate how to read back to ensure it makes sense and sounds and looks right. Show children how to make an ‘I’m not sure pile’ that they can come back to.
Model how to re-read and edit all sentences at the end by using the self-correction sheet (print two, one for each set). Show your students that they can choose any of the record sheets that you have provided copies of.
Bundle your resource in a zip-bag with student instruction page, sentence joiners self-correction page and a choice of student record sheets.
Designed by Clever Classroom, 2013.
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Scrappin Doodles, Fudgy Brownies, Keeping Life Creative, Kestener’s Kreations and Dancing Crayon Designs. Fonts by KG Fonts
3. Spring Writing Worksheets Science, Reading and Writing Bundle
Your Spring printables are all ready to go with 80 pages of black and white worksheets for K-1 students. Includes contents page, how to and also a cover page.
~ Please note that this resource focuses on the season of Spring rather than holidays and events like Easter that occur in Spring.
This file will supplement your Spring literacy program as your file aims to help you plan for writing genres, sentence work, reading and response, spelling and handwriting whilst having a science sub-focus. Your students will gain opportunities to apply information learned as a whole group into guided and independent activities.
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This unit has been set out with text types, reading, spelling and handwriting grouped together. Choose the worksheets that will suit your students and bundle as a booklet using the student booklet cover (page 4). Many of the worksheets will need demonstration and guidance whilst some can be worked on independently, depending on your students’ writing level. A variety of worksheets have been created so that you can use them in your literacy centers or for a science session.
‘My Spring Writing Booklet’ cover
When is Spring?
Spring has Sprung – signs of Spring
Label the Seasons
Spring – color spring things
What do you see in Spring? Isee...
Spring Colors – color and label pic.
Flowers Grow – a planting picture sequence
Mini-Beasts Move: label pictures
Insects Fly – label pictures
Ladybugs – are, have and can report
Snail Features – label body parts
Bees Buzz – we should have bees because...
My Helpful Friends – narrative to read and fill in (guided)
Bird Homes – label homes
Birds Cheep – finish the sentence
Cheep, Cheep, Label Me!
The Things that Birds Eat
A Pet Bird for the Cook Family – Exposition
Babies are Born - label
Animals and their Babies - join
Little Lamb Info Report - template
From Tadpole to Frog – color cut
From Tadpole to Frog – lifecycle template for prev pg.
From Tadpole to Frog – self correction page
The Cat Family –narrative
Eggs Hatch – animals that lay eggs
The Cracked Egg – what happens next?
Hatching Chick - lifecycle
Flowers Bloom - color
Who Likes Flowers?
Spring Scene from Winter
Parts of a Flower
How Does a Flower Grow? - sequencing
Spring Flowers in our Classroom - exposition
How do Trees Help us in Spring?
The Tall Trees - poetry
It’s Spring Time, Oh My! - poetry
Sun Shines - weather
Weather Warms - describing
Describing Spring Weather
Weather Tracking – one week record
Weather Warms and Clothes Change
Getting Dressed - sequencing
Fabulous Food – ice block description
Spring Activities – read and draw
Recounting my Spring Day
Spring Events and Holiday – class record
When is Easter – handwriting months
Spring Events and Holiday Favorites
I is for Insect – initial sounds
l is for Ladybug – initial sounds
Spring B – initial sounds
Spring Piglet – rhyme (let)
Frog or Bug – word families og & ug
I see a Tree - rhyme
Springing into Spring - rhyme
Spring Blends – beginning blends: sn
Spring Beginning Blends - gr, fl and bl
Spring Sounding Flowers – various sounds: gg, u, d, ee, b, ch, gr
Spring Rain – digraph: ai
Words and Pictures Match - read, cut paste
Spring Things read and Draw
Read and Color – Spring scene
Spring Butterflies - coloring
Reading for Meaning – read and draw
Construct a Sentence – cut and paste
Spring Showers - write sounds you hear
Spring Sentences – expand a sentence
Colorful Caterpillar – read & color
Spring Read, Trace and Draw
I like Spring - handwriting
Handwriting Spring Words
Spring Vocabulary List for Teachers
Alphabetized Spring Vocabulary List for Teachers
The main font used in this file is KG Penmanship 2 by KG Fonts.
Designed by Clever Classroom, 2013.
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Clip art and fonts: Scrappin Doodles, Graphics From the Pond, Aisne’s Creations, Ashley Hughes, Kari Bolt, Krista Wallden, Bubbly Blonde, Little Red, Tammy Ferrell, Zip-a-Dee Doo-Dah, Thematic Teacher, Kikaeteves and KG Fonts