This literacy product includes a wealth of engaging activities that will help students improve their writing skills by increasing sentence fluency and developing an awareness of the eight parts of speech and how they can be used to write interesting, varied sentences. The product includes:
-a poster with brief definitions of the eight parts of speech
-3 differentiated short word lists of examples of the different parts of speech
-Read sentences,circle an identified part of speech, and replace it with a synonym, antonym, or a word with a different meaning, then discuss how the word change affected the sentence meaning as a whole
- Generate sentences using specified parts of speech from the word lists
-Given specific models, change the word order in sentences stating the same idea in a different way
-Generate prepositional phrases and discuss the many ways prepositions are used
-Read pairs of sentences containing multi-meaning words that can be used as a noun and a verb,then identifying which part of speech is being used in particular sentences.
-Construct sentences by adding one part of speech at a time resulting in a winter- themed sentence that is written on a winter background including 3 choices:
-an igloo and a penguin
-a winter tree covered with snowflakes
This activity not only provides students with sentence construction practice, but the end result is a cute winter picture and descriptive sentence which can be used as part of an attractive winter bulletin board display!
Please check the preview, which includes 10 samples representative of the kinds of engaged learning your students would be involved in working on these materials. The winter picture/sentence building activities in particular are better explained by looking at an actual example!
Thank you for your interest in this product. Please feel free to contact me with any questions at the contact information provided in the preview. If these instructional materials look like something that would support the instruction in your classroom, please visit my store to see many similar products for grades K-5 in several different subject areas:
Winter Themed ELA Sentence Fluency Building & Parts of Speech Activities
by Amy Bratsos
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