Print each scrambled sentence on different colored cardstock. Laminate if possible, cut them apart and then put the sets of sentences (1 of each sentence) into a baggie. Students order one sentence at a time. It doesn’t necessarily matter which sentence they start with as long as they write it beside the picture it matches. I sometimes use as a center, but also as a whole group activity where students work with partners on the floor with clipboards. During whole group, they order one sentence and raise their hand for me to check. They read aloud to me and I ask questions, then they write in their nicest handwriting, put cards to the side and pick another set to order. My questioning includes capitalization/punctuation, subject/predicate, grammar, and comprehension over the basal.
Peter wants to learn how to whistle.
Peter wears his father’s hat to feel grown up.
Peter hides in the carton and whistles to Willie!
Peter whistles to the grocery store and back home.