These sentence and story starters are meant to be folded into a prism, so students can look at the sentence and copy the words correctly. Most of the sentences focus on high frequency words. It's important for students to write the high frequency words in context because they have to know the word to write a good sentence. This prevents blindly copying or matching words. This center also requires students to practice writing sentences using correct grammar. It is incredibly easy to set up, and it provides structure for those who need it, but it's also open-ended enough to allow for some creativity.
When I introduce this activity, I model writing some sentences that would be expected: Where is my pencil? I also model some unexpected sentences: Where is my alligator?
I encourage students to stretch out the words they are generating for the sentences, but if you want to provide more support, you could provide a picture dictionary.
The sentences can be written on any paper, but I'm including a few recording sheets as well.
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