40 printable handouts to help your students write simple, compound and complex sentences that include prepositional phrases. On each page, students write three sentences that describe the wildlife they see.
Simple sentences: 10 printable pages with photos of a duck on a pond, hawks in flight, clouds over the mountains, a lizard on log, a squirrel in a tree, a hare on the ground, a hummingbird on a branch, a plant pushing through the cracked soil, a mushroom pushing through the leaf litter, and a millipede crawling across a pumpkin.
Compound sentences: 10 printable pages with photos of a bee on a flower, a monarch butterfly, a pine cone, a snail shell, a leaf, a trail, a yucca plant, falling sand, a blue jay, and water drops on a flower.
Complex sentences: 10 printable pages with photos of a green katydid on a green leaf, a giant bull frog, a calm lake, an Indian blanket flower, a duck on a pond, a honey bee, a water bug on a feather, a flower silhouetted against the sky, flowers, and reeds along the shore. And a poster with common subordinating conjunctions.
Paragraphs: 10 printable pages with photos of a startled hare, a black bee, a blue jay, a honeybee, a tarantula, a snail, a garter snake, a squirrel, a coyote, and a deer.
Photos: Using an image to clarify meaning in a text is a Common Core standard in second and third grade (2.RI.7 and 3.RI.7).
Take a look at the Preview to see a few sample pages and decide if you’d like to bring nature into your classroom, either as a whole-class activity or in a literacy center.