All of my students were at different levels when it came to sentence development. I developed this WWW (Wonderful Words of the Week) process to help all of my students acquire the common language needed when building sentences.
This PowerPoint is the first of 8 that begin with easy simple sentences and build into compound and complex sentences. This PowerPoint includes step-by-step instructions of how to introduce and write 2-word sentences: subject and power verb. Many pictures are included with this model of teaching.
Common Core Language Standards are also utilized.
Separate PowerPoints are available to incorporate Thinking Maps while teaching about Nouns, Pronouns, and Power Verbs.
Check out the free downloads: Teaching Nouns with a Tree Map,
Teaching Verbs with a Tree Map, Teaching Adjectives with a Circle Map, WWW1: Assessing Subjects and Power Verbs. (WWW stands for Wonderful Words of the Week, my process of teaching students how to build sentences with common language.)