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This resources is based on the Hochman Writing System-the Writing Revolution.
In this packet, students are given a historical non-fiction paragraph. Then the students take a Kernel Sentence and expand it with question words Hochman advocates using a range of “sentence expansion” exercises like this to build literacy and thinking skills. According to Dr. Judith Hochman practicing sentence expansion activities does the following:
· Enable students to anticipate what a reader needs to know and to provide that information
· Checks comprehension
· Teaches note taking strategies
· Enables students to craft written language structures
· Develops the ability to summarize
-Includes open ended sheets so you and your students can make their own sentence expansions
This has been a very useful method to help my developing writers.