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Five Highly Effective Sentence Writing Activities

Encouraging our students to become more intentional writers can feel daunting. Some of us might feel like we don’t know enough about writing to implement a strong routine that will support our students writing skills. Or it may feel like there just isn’t enough time in the day to incorporate a beneficial writing lesson. 

It is important to start with the basics to support our students in becoming more intentional writers. Sentence writing. Sometimes we try too much when it comes to writing routines when our students really need writing support at the most basic level. 

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Let’s start with thinking about why sentence writing activities are important. 

Why is it important to teach sentence writing? 

  • Sentences are the building blocks for all writing your students will do – from essays to reading responses – they need to be able to communicate effectively with clear sentences.
  • If we want our students to be skilled readers, then they need to have a strong understanding of language and sentence structure. I talk more in-depth about this in Episode 87 of the podcast: Breaking Down the Elements of Language Comprehension . 
  • As students move through the education system, they are going to encounter more and more complex texts. These texts will include a variety of sentence types like simple, compound, and complex. When students understand various sentence structures, they will likely be able to extract meaning from more complex readings. 
  • Teaching sentence writing is the first step to helping your students build more confidence when it comes to writing.

I’ve been thinking about the importance of syntax and sentence structure since diving into the science of reading last November. It is so important to give students help, support, and opportunities to develop their confidence in writing at the sentence level, so I’ve created a new high-impact literacy routine to help you do just that! 

What does this routine look like for students? 

This new sentence writing routine will be beneficial in many ways. To help you get a better picture of the entire routine, let’s start with an overview: 

  • Students will use a picture (that changes weekly!) as inspiration for their writing. 
  • Each day students will complete a short sentence-based activity that is connected to the image. 
  • The activity changes day-to-day. Each activity will help develop and improve your student’s understanding of sentence structures and give them authentic writing practice. 
  • These are quick yet impactful writing activities! This routine should take you around 3-5 minutes a day. This routine could be used as a morning task, warm-up to writing block, end-of-day task, or even a literacy center.

Of course, it will be even more beneficial to build in time to review and discuss the sentence activities with your students as a whole group. So with the addition of a reflection period, this routine can take up to 10 minutes. 

Keep in mind this resource is a year-long routine, and your students will complete the same sentence activities all year. This resource was structured this way to give students plenty of practice. Your students will make mistakes, especially in the beginning, and that’s okay! These sentence activities will give your students constant and continuous opportunities to practice and refine their ability to understand and write various sentences. 

These sentence writing activities will give your students constant and continuous opportunities to practice and refine their ability to understand and write various sentences. 

Now let’s break down what each day of the weekly routine will look like. 

Monday: Build A Sentence 

Every Monday, students will use the weekly picture to build a sentence. Students are given prompts like…

  • Is doing what?

Students will answer each question with 2-3 words based on what they see in the picture, then they will combine their answers to build a sentence. 

This sentence activity is beneficial for students because: 

  • It supports students understanding of how to write detailed sentences. As time goes on, students will write more expanded and interesting sentences. 
  • The prompts help them think about all the details that can be included in one sentence. 
  • Students are being challenged to think about meaningful details they can include in a sentence. Sometimes the details for a sentence will come more easily than others, depending on your student’s background knowledge and understanding of the picture. 

Tuesday: Writing a Variety of Sentences 

Every Tuesday, students will use the weekly picture to write a variety of sentence types. They will use the picture to inspire a statement, question, command, and exclamation. 

I love this activity because, as simple as it may seem, some examples will be more difficult than others! This is also a great way for students to become familiar with a variety of sentence lengths. A command can be as simple as Sit down or Stop talking . They are still complete sentences, even though they are only two words long. The Tuesday sentence writing activity will give you and your students many chances to discuss types of sentences. 

  • Even though this seems like a very basic task, it acts as a foundation to help students understand how to vary their sentence structures and lengths.
  • When students start to write paragraphs or longer essays, you can encourage them to use a variety of sentence types in their writing… and because every week, they practice writing statements, questions, commands, and exclamations, they will feel confident in using all four types in their writing. 
  • In addition, this writing task gives students a concrete opportunity to practice using correct capitalization and punctuation rules. 

Wednesday: Find the Fragment 

On Wednesdays, students will be given three statements/sentences, two of which are complete sentences with a proper subject and verb phrases. One of the sentences will be a fragment. Students must identify the fragment and then rewrite it as a complete sentence.

Students will need to add details to the fragment’s beginning, middle, or end to write a complete sentence. 

  •  This activity helps students solidify the idea of what a complete sentence is. 
  • A lot of times we define a sentence as “a complete thought,” but really, a better definition is a lot more precise. A sentence is a set of words that contains a subject (noun phrases) and a predicate (verb phrase). A sentence consists of a main clause (independent clause) and can sometimes have one or more subordinate (dependent) clauses. 
  • If students understand this definition of a sentence, then when they see a fragment, they are much more likely to be able to identify what is missing… does the fragment need a noun phrase, or does it need a verb phrase in order to make it a complete sentence.  

This sentence activity requires your students to not only identify a sentence fragment but also think about what is missing and how they can add in the details needed to write a complete sentence. You could even take it a step further and ask students to use the fragment to write more than one sentence type. 

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Thursday: Combining Sentences 

Every Thursday, students will be given 2 – 3 sentences they need to combine to form one sentence. In some instances, students will have to combine the sentences to form a simple sentence with a compound subject or compound predicate. Or sometimes, they will combine the sentences to form a compound or complex sentence.

  • When students are asked to combine two or more sentences, it allows them to review and practice various grammar rules (in a real and authentic way). 
  • Students can often combine sentences in more than one way, so this task will help with their sentence writing fluency. They will become more confident with how to combine sentences to form compound and complex sentences. 
  • This task also helps students understand that they can create more complex and interesting sentences in their own writing.
  • Once students become familiar and proficient with this task, you can encourage them to use this strategy in their writing. For example, when they are revising, they can identify two sentences that can be combined, or they might just develop the ideas in their head into a complex sentence when they start writing. 

Friday: Sentence Scramble 

On Friday, students will get a set of scrambled words that are connected to the picture. They will have to unscramble the words to form a correct sentence. Throughout the year, the sentence scramble activity will become more and more challenging as more words are added to be unscrambled. In the first few weeks, students will be given 5-6 words to unscramble to form a simple sentence. Students will eventually unscramble 10+ words to form more complex sentences. 

  • This activity helps students understand the role words play in a sentence and the importance of word order.
  • This sentence writing activity will help students realize the order of words matters in a sentence. They can’t just write words in any order and have a sentence that makes sense. The rules of sentence structure matter. 
  • This is a great application-based task.  In order for students to unscramble the sentence successfully, they need to be able to identify words that might be a part of the subject (noun phrase telling who or what the sentence is about) and predicate (verb phrase telling what is happening or describing the action). 
  • It’s a great chance to reinforce capitalization and punctuation rules as well. 

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All of these tasks take just a short amount of time each day but will help your students become much stronger writers and readers at the sentence level. I hope this high-impact literacy routine saves you time and helps your students become just a little more confident and independent with reading and writing. 

Put It Into Practice: 

  • Download my Sentence Structure Freebie to get an inside look at this sentence writing routine and implement it in your classroom as soon as tomorrow! 
  • Check out podcast Episode #101: A Literacy Routine for Building Students’ Sentence Structure skills to learn more about this new high-impact literacy for sentence writing. 
  • Join us inside The Stellar Literacy Collective , where you will get access to a resource library filled with reading resources, including the 40-Week Sentence Structure resource outlined in this post. 

Happy Teaching!

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If your students struggle to write at the sentence level, this new literacy routine is going to be your new best friend. Each day of the week your students will engage in a quick (yet effective) sentence writing task that will help them become more confident and creative writers. Say goodbye to fragments and boring sentences, and say hello to complex sentences with lots of details!

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These 11 Sentence Building Activities Can Help Students Master Proper Sentence Structure

Whether you teach English language learners or native English speakers, you may have noticed that many of your students are having trouble with sentence structure. Whether you’re seeing too many simple sentences or have notices that your students are simply writing sentence fragments, there are things you can do to help your students.

Do you know what makes a good sentence?

A few years ago, I was right where you are. I wasn’t happy with the sentences my students were writing, but wasn’t quite sure what I could do to help them improve.

I reached out to one of the expert ESL teachers at my school and did a little research on my own. Together, we were able to pull together some sentence building activities that were immensely helpful in getting my students to improve their sentence structure and, thus, the overall clarity of their writing.

I found some of these sentence building activities so helpful, that I decided to share them so that others could also benefit from what I discovered.

Read on, and I’ll share:

  • My favorite sentence building activities that you can use with your students →
  • The characteristics of a good sentence  →
  • How to teach sentence structure to students →

You can watch tis video, it contains a brief retelling of the article.

11 Sentence Building Activities

Here are some of my favorite sentence building activities that you can try with your students right away!

1. Is That Sentence Correct? → 2. Mixed Up sentences → 3. Build a Sentence Card Game → 4. Human Sentence → 5. ESL Sentence Game: A to Z → 6. Sentence Unscramble → 7. Story by Sentences → 8. Complete the sentence → 9.Dressing Up a Sentence → 10. Error Correction Relay → 11. Color Coded Sentenced →

1. Is That Sentence Correct?

Age: Early elementary or beginning/intermediate ESL students


For this activity, you’ll need to begin by writing two students up on the board. Pair students up, and have students discuss with their partner whether each sentence is correct or incorrect.

If the sentence is incorrect, students should rewrite it to make it correct.

Repeat with additional sentences, going over the correct answers after each pair.

2. Mixed Up Sentences

Age: Early elementary or beginning ESL students

An example of mixed sentence

This activity is great for giving students practice with putting the different parts of a sentence into a logical order that makes sense. Write some sentences on the board that include all the components of a full sentence, but that are mixed up and out of order.

The complexity of the sentences you write can vary depending on the level of your students. For example, you could take the complete sentence “I like to play.” And write is at “play to I like” and have students try to fix it so it makes sense.

3. Build a Sentence Card Game

Age: Intermediate and advanced learners

Each payer should pick up one card on each turn and place it on the table

Students will try to be the first to build three grammatically-correct sentences in this fun card game. Each payer should pick up one card on each turn and place it on the table in front of them. They will continue to take turns picking cards until they have made three logical sentences.

4. Human Sentence

Age: Intermediate learners

For this activity, the students in the class will work together to make a compound sentence out of two simple sentences, adding the appropriate punctuation and conjunctions/connective adverbs.

Start by writing two simple sentences on their own sentence strips (the simple sentences should be related and able to be combined to make a compound sentence). Then write two large periods, one large comma, one large semicolon, appropriate conjunctions and connective adverbs each on their own index card.

Pass out all the sentence strips and index cards to different students in the class. Have the two students will the sentence strips stand in the front of the room. The students with the periods should come up to add the punctuation for each sentence.

Then, announce that it is time to turn the two simple sentences into one compound sentence. Have the two students with period leave and the students holding the appropriate punctuation and conjunctions/connective adverbs come up to finish the sentence.

5. ESL Sentence Game: A to Z

ESL Sentence Game: A to Z

This activity will really get students thinking and writing sentences. Have students write all the letters of the alphabet on a sheet of paper. Each letter should be on its own line.

Then, have students come up with as many sentences as they can starting with each letter. For example:

  • A big snow storm is coming this weekend.
  • Babies cry a lot when they are hungry.
  • Cartoons are my favorite type of TV show.
  • Do you want to go to the movies with me?

6. Sentence Unscramble

Age: Can be adapted for different ages

Compose a sentence that matches the level of your students. Print it out in a large font on different colored pieces of paper. Cut each sentence out and into individual words and place all the words for one sentence in an envelope. Give each student (or group of students) an envelope and have them race to see who can get the sentence put together in the correct order first.

7. Story by Sentences

Story by Sentences is a fun activity

This activity will help students form compound sentences and work on writing complete thoughts. Depending on your students, you can do it orally, or have students write the sentences that make sense.

Start with providing a sentence starter, such as “The children were getting ready for lunch.” Then, students should add a conjunction to the sentence to form a compound sentence, such as “The children were getting ready for lunch, and they wanted to eat pizza.”

Next, the end of the first sentence should be used to start the next sentence. “The children wanted to eat pizza, so they asked their mom if they could make their own personal pizzas.”

The game continues in this fashion, with the end of one sentence being used to create the next new sentence.

8. Complete the Sentence

Age: Beginning learners

This activity can help students learn the correct sentence structure and order when describing objects. Create a variety of different pages with images and sentence templates for students to complete.

For example, as the video shows, you could add pictures of five lemons and the sentence starter “I see.” Then, students will need to pick the correct cards to complete the sentence and fill in the answers for “how many,” “what color,” and “what.” For the example in the video, the completed sentence should read “I see 5 yellow lemons.”

Students can then practice with a similar sheet, such as one showing 8 red cars.

9. Dressing Up a Sentence

Dressing Up is cool

With this activity, students will learn about adding descriptive language to their writing. The Dressing Up a Sentence graphic organizer includes sections to have the students enhance, or dress up, their plain and boring sentence by adding adjectives, verbs, adverbs, and locations.

10. Error Correction Relay

Do you make errors?

Create a worksheet with multiple sentences, each containing some errors. You can decide the types of errors to include based on the specific skills you’re targeting for your students.

Students should then work as a team to correct the sentences. You could turn it into a real relay race, with one student from each team running to a desk across the room and correcting one sentence and then running back to give another student a turn.

11. Color Coded Sentenced

What's your favourite color?

This activity will help students learn and identify the different parts of speech. Provide each student with a worksheet with different sentences at an appropriate level for your students.

Come up with color coding for each part of speech (for example, nouns are blue), and have students use their crayons to mark-up the sentences correctly.

What Makes a Good Sentence?

A good sentence must be a complete thought. It should include a subject (person, place, or thing), and a verb. The verb must convey a complete thought, known as an independent clause. The independent clause may also be paired with a dependent clause.

What makes a good sentence?

For example, “I must do my homework” is an independent clause. It is a complete thought.

You could pair it with a dependent clause, though, and change the sentence: “Before I can go to soccer practice, I must do my homework.”

“Before I can go to soccer practice” is a dependent clause. It cannot stand on its own and is not a complete thought without pairing it with the independent clause.

Writing complete thoughts, and not sentence fragments, is just the first part of learning how to write ‘good’ sentences. There are some other key components of a good sentence that you’ll need to help your students understand.

Good sentences should use sensory words to help paint a picture in the reader’s mind. They should be detailed enough to help convey the message that you want to share with a reader. Additionally, good sentences should be easy to read and have good flow. If they are too choppy or long, it can make it difficult for a reader to follow the thought.

Finally, good sentences should also work to connect to the reader’s emotions to thoughts, especially with persuasive or descriptive writing. Sentence structure matters  because it helps students achieve these goals. They can learn how to combine phrases and clauses to create clear, powerful, and interesting sentences for their readers.

This short video can serve as a review for you or an introduction for your students on basic sentence structure.

Do you think this video will help your students learn more about sentence structure? Or, did it at least help you review the different components of a sentence so you feel more confident about teaching them to your students?

How to Teach Sentence Structure?

Teaching sentence structure  can be a bit intimidating for some. Especially if it’s been a while since you’ve reviewed the different parts of a sentence yourself, you may feel a bit nervous about trying to teach sentence structure to your students.

Before you begin teaching, take a second to review the different parts of a sentence using the video I shared above. This will refresh your memory and help prepare you to teach your students.

How to teach?

Then, you can use a combination of direct instruction, guided practice, and independent practice to help your students master sentence structure. Here are some tips to help you with each step:

1. Direct Instruction

This is the part of instruction where you will be actively teaching students about sentence structure and how to write a sentence. Direct instruction involves a lot of explicit modeling and explaining exactly what you’re doing.

During direct instruction, you can write complete sentences on your interactive whiteboard and point out/highlight the different components of each sentence. You can also have your students copy down the sentences you write in a journal.

Today I’m teaching my #1stgraders the sentence song and building a sentence boy. One of my favorite activities. #KidsDeserveIt #write #read pic.twitter.com/LAoTnT62Wd — Steele Jackson (@_SteeleJackson_) August 11, 2017
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20 Ideas For Fun Sentence-Building Activities

December 20, 2022 //  by  Collin Fifer

Teaching sentence structure has many benefits: it allows children to express ideas clearly, gives them a comprehensive knowledge of grammar structures, allows them to add more detail to their language, and is an essential element in scaffolding to put together paragraphs! Unfortunately, students often meet grammar instruction with an eye roll or a dramatic sigh. However, sentence-building can be exciting if the correct activities are chosen. To help you up the ante, we’ve gathered 20 awesome sentence-building activities for your learners to try out! 

1. Build Skills With Progressive Activities

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Help scaffold sentence-building skills with these worksheets and interactive ideas from Tes. Divided into four stages, these resources use tables and visual aids to support early learners and progress to more challenging sentences for higher-level students.

Learn more: Tes

2. Sentence Bulls Eye

Help build student accuracy and creativity in sentence building. This activity can either be completed individually by learners as they draw a line to connect different parts of a sentence in the right order or play as a whole class where students throw a ball to hit the correct part of a sentence.

Learn more: Lesson Planet

3. Card Games

Make time for some fun small-group learning with this sentence-building card game. Easily differentiated by adding in teacher support, this game helps children recognize words and phrases that go together in a sentence. Add in some good ol’ cards competition and your students will be begging to play this game again!

Learn more: Teach Starter

4. Practice Sight Words

Nothing helps students build more fluency than knowing their sight words. Well, except for practicing their sight words and sentence building at the same time. This worksheet will help students do both, and have so much fun they won’t even realize how much they’re learning along the way!

Learn more: Have Fun Teaching

5. Make Sentence Building 3D

Some learners thrive when they have something physical they can hold in their hands. These sentence-building dominoes are a tactile way for students to experiment with different sentences. The countless combinations will have your students becoming lexical pros in no time.

Learn more: Pinterest

6. Expand Your Students’ Sentence Horizon

With the whole English language in front of your students, how can you encourage them to expand their vocabulary? Easily; by using this expanding sentences writing activity. Students will use a table that guides them to brainstorm words and phrases they can add to make sentences more descriptive. 

Learn more: TeachStarter

7. Think Outside The Box

There are endless ways to make building sentences fun and original for your students. With this Big Box of Sentence Building, your students can piece together parts of sentences like a puzzle. It’ll have them thinking outside the box in no time. 

Learn more: TTS

8. Sentence Building Resources

Powered by The Langauge Gym, The Sentence Builders site contains hundreds of different activities, games, and worksheets you can use with your students. From user-generated content, premium resources made by experts, and online games to give your students their tech fix, Sentence Builders is the perfect place to look for ideas.

Learn more: Sentence Builders

9. Pepper Learning With Play

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On the Turtle Diary site, you can find a wealth of games aimed at helping students build, correct, and unscramble sentences! Check the site out; chances are you’ll find a game that matches your lesson perfectly!

Learn more: Turtle Diary

10. Make It Easy For Young Learners

This activity is perfect for kindergarten students. Using cards that have half of a sentence on each, learners can pair two together, paste them on their sheet, practice writing the sentence on their own, and even draw a picture to visualize what they have created.

Learn more: Natalie Lynn Kindergarten

11. Spur Creativity With Questions

Are your students struggling to come up with descriptive words to add to their sentences? This activity provides learners with both visual and text prompts. Questions within the sentence refer back to the picture and give children the opportunity to put their answers in the correct place using descriptive-word cards.

Learn more: Angie S

12. Sentence Building Stripes

This fun activity is great for the animal lovers in your class. Once your students have used the provided words in their own sentences, they can even get creative and color in the zebra however they want.

Learn more: Education.com

13. Make Learning Sweet

For learners with a sweet tooth: these scrambled crazy cakes sentences will have their mouths watering for more practice by the end. You can’t make a cake without breaking a few eggs? Well, you can’t make a sentence without unscrambling a few words!

14. Get Artsy With It

Build sentences, get creative, and develop fine motor skills with this awesome activity! This cut-and-paste activity will help your students arrange words in the right order while itching that artsy tickle in their brains.

Learn more: 123 Home School 4 Me

15. Make Things Challenging

“This is too easy!” “Psh, I finished already!” If you have students who make remarks like these, we’ll help you come in well-prepared for next time. Learners who have mastered building simple sentences are ready to tackle compound sentences. This worksheet is the perfect tool to help them up the ante!

Learn more: K12 Reader

16. Puzzle Your Way Out

Ms. Giraffe’s Class has this animal-themed activity that will make the puzzle fans in your class go wild. The activity is scaffolded from the very beginning; introducing the letters, sounds, and words and then building up to using them in sentences.

Learn more: Ms. Giraffe’s Class

17. Throw a Curveball to Higher Learners

Have your more able students already mastered building simple sentences? Well, give them this worksheet and watch their learning soar to new heights! With the support of these word cards and sentence structures, they’ll be learning how to build compound and complex sentences in no time. 

Learn more: Mrs. Winter’s Bliss

18. Get Silly With It

What’s the point of working with children if you can’t get silly sometimes? This printable activity will help your students build silly sentences and will have them laughing in no time. Who knows? Maybe you’ll get a chuckle or two out of it.

Learn more: Nurture Store

19. Cup Sentence Building

This cup, the sentence-building game is a great way to make learning interactive. Easy to set up and engaging for any student; this game involves reading words on cups and arranging them into different sentences. The reading practice opportunities are endless!

Learn more: Planning Playtime

20. Go Beyond Sight Words

These flashcards are a handy way to revisit sight words and develop students’ familiarity with sight phrases and sentences. After all, you can’t build a sentence unless you recognize what a good one looks like! 

Learn more: Mrs. Terhune

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5 Simple Activities to Teach Writing Complete Sentences

When it comes to writing complete sentences, students (and teacher) often find this tricky, frustrating, and just all-around problematic! Today I want to share with you my favorite activities for writing complete sentences so students can write them and start writing strong, detailed, descriptive sentences!

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Writing Complete Sentences: The Basics

Before you do anything with writing complete sentences, students must understand the foundation of every sentence: Every sentence must have a WHO (a naming part also known as the subject ) and a WHAT (a telling part also known as the predicate .)

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We talk about how even two or three words can make a sentence.

The dog ran.

Sure, it’s a terribly boring sentence that lacks detail, but it’s a complete sentence. Remember, this is just the beginning. Use this sorting activity below to sort complete and incomplete sentences.

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Building Complete Sentences

Students must truly understand and practice what makes a complete sentence before moving on to writing their own. To make it fun and engaging, let students build silly sentences.

In this activity, students “stitch” together complete sentences by choosing a subject and predicate.

I love this activity for a few reasons:

  • Students love creating silly sentences!
  • This activity gives students exposure to detailed sentences!

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One activity that’s fun to try after doing this activity is letting students write their own subjects and predicates. First, grab some index cards, and split your class in half. Tell one group to write their own SUBJECTS, and tell the other group to write their own PREDICATES! Now students build silly sentences with ideas they’ve created!

Writing Descriptive Complete Sentences

Once students have a solid understanding of writing complete sentences, we move on to making them detailed and descriptive.

First, start with a small “dose of detail” by adding adjectives. Students take sentence strips and choose various adjectives to add to the sentence.

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Practice Adding More Details

In this Spin a Sentence activity, students will spin a simple sentence, but they will make it strong by adding their own descriptive details! This would be a great activity to do with your whole class. First, spin a simple sentence as class. Then, give your students a minute or two to create a detailed sentence to share with the class!

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Finally, when students are ready, have them create descriptive, complete sentences with a fun Sentence Surgery day! I have a bunch of cards that contain different parts of a sentence: naming parts, telling parts, adjectives, etc. *Note: Copy each part in different colors!!

With this activity, students can rearrange the words easily to make sentences in a variety of ways.

For example, we could have made the sentence say, “In the morning, the fast clown jumped on the school bus.”

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If you’re ready to start your writing complete, descriptive sentence lessons, you can find all of these activities here !

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7 Sentence Structure Games – Make Writing Fun

Writing sentences is a necessary skill, but one which can be boring for the students and take a lot of time for the teacher to grade, so I’ve scoured the internet for fun , useful ways for students to practice writing sentences.

Each of these sentence structure games meets my own personal list of requirements for fun classroom games .

  • Many students can participate at once, so there shouldn’t be any students just sitting around waiting for their turn.
  • These all include fast ways for teachers to give feedback. (There’s no delayed grading and returning of papers.)
  • They all include a writing component, not just speaking, so teachers can also check for spelling and punctuation issues that often go unchecked in speaking activities.
  • They’re also all fun and have been tested in my own classes, so I know they work!

I hope you find these games as useful as I do.

1. Finger Correction

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*I originally found this game online somewhere and for the life of me, I can’t find the original description of the game. If this is your game, please let me know, so I can link your blog and credit you.

The game takes at least 20 minutes, but can last up to 40.

The rules might seem a little bit complicated at first, but once you’ve explained it to your students, I guarantee they’ll love it and it can be repeated over and over again with different grammar topics.

Before class use Wordwall to create a wheel of words that you want your students to use in their sentences.

Put students in small groups of two or three. Give each group a mini whiteboard , eraser, and whiteboard marker.

Now spin the wheel. When the word appears, students write a sentence on their whiteboard containing the word. When they finish, they silently hold up their mini whiteboard. You use your fingers to signal to them how many mistakes are in their sentence. Two mistakes? The teacher holds up two fingers. Five mistakes? The teacher holds up five.

If there are no mistakes, give the students a thumbs up. The group can put one point at the top of their whiteboard, erase their first sentence, and start writing another.

Give the students a few minutes to write as many correct sentences as they can.

Then roll the wheel and do another round.

When you feel your students have had enough practice, end the game, students count up their points and a winner is decided.

* Notes on this game:

  • If you don’t have access to Wordwall, you can have students pull words out of a hat, make your own spinner using a magnet, or you can roll a dice to choose a word from a list on the board.
  • To practice different skills you can give the students different rules, such as their sentences must be interrogative, past tense, or conditional.
  • I often give a minimum number of words per sentence (7 is a good number), otherwise students will just write very short sentences.
  • I don’t accept sentences that are too similar to the ones students just wrote. (“I bought a teddy bear on Monday,” cannot be changed to “I bought a big fish on Monday,” for a second point. However, “I saw my best friend on Friday,” would be fine.)
  • You can also make multiple Wordwall wheels if you want. For example, I’ve played with three wheels before. One wheel was the number of words per sentence, one wheel was to decide if the sentence would be positive/negative/interrogative, and one wheel gave a vocabulary word for students to incorporate.

The reason this game works so well is that students can really manage themselves with minimal teacher intervention. It also gives them LOTS of practice with whatever topic you’re working on.

2. Mixed Up Sentences

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This game lasts about 20 minutes.

This game also uses mini whiteboards . Put the students into small groups and hand out the boards, markers, and erasers – one per group.

Before class, prepare a PowerPoint or Google Slides with mixed up sentences. Embed a very short timer into each slide of the PowerPoint. When you open the slide with the mixed up sentence, play the timer.

Students must write the sentence correctly in the allotted time. Those that succeed get to put a point at the top of their whiteboard. The teams that were too slow or who didn’t do it correctly don’t get a point.

Repeat with each new slide.

At the end, the team with the most points win .

3. Mixed Up Sentences in Envelopes (or Cups)

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This game lasts about 15 minutes, but can last more depending on how many sentences there are.

This is the same concept as the last game, but is more active for those students who can’t sit still.

Write the sentences you want the students to practice onto slips of paper. Cut up the sentences, mix up the words, put them into envelopes (or cups ), put the envelopes in various locations around the room.

Make sure to write the sentence number on each or envelope (or cup), so if you have 6 sentences, write Envelope 1, Envelope 2, etc. Also put a number above each envelope’s location around the room, so Envelope 1 should be under the number 1 somewhere in the room.

Now put students into small groups of two or three. Give each group some paper (scrap paper or a notebook page is fine). Have them number the paper according to how many envelopes you have.

Now assign one runner and one writer (a third student can be the “helper/checker”). The runner has to walk to an envelope, pick it up, bring it back to his group, who tries to take out the sentence and put it in the right order. Then the writer writes the sentence on their piece of paper next to the correct number. Then the runner returns the envelope to the correct place before getting another envelope.

Make sure students know they can only take one envelope at a time . Also, they cannot help other groups. All groups must get and return their own envelopes.

The first group to finish all of their sentences (correctly, of course) is the winner.

4. Running Dictation

This classic game lasts about 15 minutes.

This game is the same as number three, but instead of mixing up sentences in cups, just write the sentences on slips of paper (don’t bother mixing up the sentences), number them, and post them around the room.

Students who are runners must go and read the sentence, memorize it, and return to their groups to tell them what to write . The first group to write all the sentences correctly wins.

Make sure to tell students to whisper the answers to their groups to cut down on noise and also to keep other groups from overhearing the sentences.

If you want to make it more challenging , you can leave key vocabulary words blank or leave verbs in the simple form, forcing students to conjugate them.

5. Find the Colored Paper

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This game requires more set-up than I usually like, but the end result is a fun fast-paced game that students really like and with the extension activity, it’s worth the effort.

With the extension activity, this game lasts about 20 minutes.

Count how many groups you are going to have in your class. This works best with groups of 2-4 students. However many groups you have should be the number of sentences you’ll write.

Let’s say you have a class of fourteen students, so you’ll have seven groups. You will need seven sentences. Take seven different colors of paper. Using a black marker, write one sentence on each colored paper. Make sure to write your words large. Also make sure each sentence has the same number of words to be fair. Each sentence should be different .

For example , when I was practicing present continuous for future, I used these sentences for my class of fifteen students who were going to be in groups of three. Each sentence has seven words.

  • I am flying a kite on Sunday.
  • She’s reading a book after school today.
  • We are studying before we go home.
  • They’re going bowling with their new friends.
  • We are meeting at school this Thursday.

I wrote each of those sentences on a different colored paper. Then I cut up each paper into the seven words.

When you get to class, put tape or blu tack onto the back of each piece of colored paper, and then hide them all over the room.

Then write the numbers of the sentences on the board with the colors, so the board should say 1-blue, 2-green, 3-orange, etc. Leave enough space under each number/color for students to stick their sentences.

Assign each group a color and a number. Now you’re ready to play. Students all run and find their words. Then they run to the board and put the sentences together correctly . First group to finish their sentence is the winner, but allow all groups to finish before stopping.

(If you want this to be less chaotic, you can assign some students to stay at the board and others to be the “finders,” but chaos is part of the charm of this game.)

When students are done check their sentences together as a class and announce winners.

To extend this game, now have students close their eyes. Pull random words off the board. Have students open their eyes. Choose a student to read the sentences including the missing words. Repeat this several times.

Students will have these sentence patterns down pat!

6. One Letter at a Time dictation

This game lasts from 5-20 minutes depending on how many sentences you do and whether you let students dictate their own sentences later.

Tell students how many sentences they will need to write and have them number a paper accordingly.

Now read your sentences to the students, but only one letter at a time . For example, “I have a horse,” would be read, “IHAVEAHORSE.”

After each sentence, have students tell you what the sentence is.

To extend this game, students can write and dictate their own sentences to the class or to a partner.

7. Correct the Sentence Mistakes

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This game lasts 15-20 minutes.

Each group of students will need a whiteboard, marker, and eraser.

Make a set of Google Slides or a PowerPoint where each slide has a sentence with some errors in it. Insert a timer onto each slide.

Reveal the first slide. Students must write the sentence correctly before the timer runs out. If they do it, their team gets a point.

Repeat for all the slides. At the end count up the points and declare the winner.

Honorable Mentions

  • Back-to-the-Board can be a quick sentence structure review game. Simply write a sentence behind two students who are standing at the board. Instruct the other students to mime the sentence for the two students at the board. The miming students cannot talk. The first student to say the sentence correctly wins.
  • Wordwall has a sentence scramble game that can be used in classes which have access to iPads/laptops. It’s called Unjumble.
  • I’m not a huge fan of the Dictogloss . I want to like them, but I often find my students get frustrated with them easily. However, if you can get them to work, obviously it’d be a great way to practice writing sentences. If anyone has tips for making Dictoglosses fun and functional, let me know!

If you have any other sentence writing games for practicing structure, please let me know in the comments below.

If you want to play more fun esl games, try these awesome “time-killing” games that work for any class., share this:.

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Writing Sentences: A Roll and Write Activity

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Teaching kids about writing sentences with all the parts of speech can be a bit boring and dry. I vividly remember diagramming sentences as a child and wishing I was doing anything but that!

But at the same time, teaching sentence structure and the parts of speech is important for kids to understand. That’s why I created Roll and Sentence and Roll a Silly Sentence , which we explored when my son was in the 1st grade.

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Writing Longer Sentences a roll-and-write Activity- This Reading Mama

This year, we explored writing longer sentences including Who? Did What? When? and Where? parts with the same rolling cubes . It was just as much fun and explored the parts of a sentence and writing sentences in an interactive way. {You can download the FREE 15-pg. printable pack at the end of this post.}

Rolling and Writing Sentences

All you need for this activity are these rolling cubes , the sentence cards (which I printed on card stock ), a pencil, and paper for the child to record the sentences.

Once the cards have been cut out and inserted into each cube, the child rolls the cubes and creates a sentence with them. Because there is a wide range of cards, many of the sentences will end up being silly… an added bonus for reluctant writers !

rolling and making sentences with cubes

Note: Not all the sentences will go in the same order. For example, the Where? or When? cube may make more sense at the front of the sentence instead of at the end. We made this discovery as we spoke each sentence aloud. I’d ask, “Is that how we say it?” If it wasn’t, we rearranged the cubes until it sounded like how we’d say it. (This lead to a great conversation about the use of commas, too!)

writing sentences after rolling cubes

After arranging the cubes to form a sentence, he got out his Writer’s Notebook (using the rough draft section) and recorded the sentences, remembering to use capital letters and punctuation. On the free download, there’s an extra sheet recording sheet I’ve included that can be slipped into a plastic sleeve protector to re-use with dry erase markers . We didn’t use it, but you certainly can.

More Ideas for Writing Sentences

adapting the writing sentences activity without cubes

  • Don’t have the cubes at home? Simply print off, cut out, and place the parts of the sentences in piles, like you see in the image above. Flip over the top card, one at a time, and create sentences.
  • Roll a Simple Sentences
  • Roll a Silly Sentence
  • Teaching Kids How to Write Sentences using “magic lines” (great for beginning writers!)

Enjoy teaching! ~Becky

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June 22, 2014 at 7:28 am

Love, love, LOVE, Becky! Here’s an “I wish I thought of that” post 🙂 Such a fabulous alternative to writing the sentences correctly in language workbooks (Snore!). Sharing on Facebook later today.

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June 22, 2014 at 7:36 am

Thank you, Anna!

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June 22, 2014 at 9:20 am

I truly will enjoy teaching writing using your ideas!

June 22, 2014 at 2:30 pm

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June 22, 2014 at 9:20 pm

This is so great. Thanks for sharing!

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June 26, 2014 at 6:05 pm

thanks so much – will probably use some of this with my “kids” this summer!

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Where did you get the dice? Great idea!

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They are photo stacking blocks and I bought them on amazon. The link is in the post, too. 😉

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November 29, 2014 at 11:35 pm

This looks like such a fun way to write longer more interesting sentences. Pinned 🙂

November 30, 2014 at 6:58 am

Thanks! My son enjoys it.

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I didn’t buy these cubes the first time I saw one of your posts about them, but now I’m getting a set. I think my grandson will enjoy using these while he is visiting Thanksgiving week.

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I can’t download anything. Maybe it’s because I’m on my phone instead of a computer.?Help!

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This looks so fun, but I don’t see the link to download it. (I’ve also not drank an entire pot of coffee yet, so perhaps I’m just not seeing it!) Could you please direct me to it?

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That’s because I updated the post before I’d had my coffee. 😉 The download link is there now.

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Having Fun Writing Sentences

Educational activities, games that teach parts of speech and beginning sentences.

Once a child is familiar with  phonics  and  sight words  it is time for them to start to learn about writing sentences. We offer a variety of sentence games for kids to teach them how to write in creative ways. These  games  help build language arts skills. We like having fun while we learn so when it was time to teach about writing sentences we came up with some games to teach the kids how to build sentences.

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Having Fun Writing Sentences: Games that Teach Parts of Speech and Beginning Sentences

First, make sure that the student understands the basic parts of speech: nouns, verbs, adjectives, and conjunctions. This game teaches the children about combining nouns, verbs, and adjectives.

We play  “Say it Fast”  to work on parts of speech like verbs, adjectives, and verbs as well as encouraging a prompt response time. This game works for a variety of ages and skill levels.

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Instructions for Say it Fast Parts of Speech Game:

  • I don’t mind writing on my hands so I write either “noun” and “adjective” or “noun” and “verb” onto the palms of my hands.
  • If you don’t want to write on your hands you can write it on a piece of paper.
  • Have the students stand on one side of the room and you stand on the other.
  • The object of the game is for them to walk to you to win the game.
  • They get to take one step for each correct answer.
  • When you hold up one hand with “noun”, “adjective” or “verb written on the palm or on a piece of paper, the student has to come up with a word that matches before you lower your hand.
  • If you hold up both hands they need to put two words together.

Example 1:  You hold up “noun”, the child says “cat” before you lower your hand; the child takes one step forward.

Example 2:  You hold up “noun” and “verb”, the child says, “boy runs”; the child takes a step forward.

We found some more activities for   learning parts of speech   to play with the kids and they all love to do  Printable Mad Libs .

Adjust the speed of how long you hold up your hands to the skill level of the child. If they get them correct all the time give less time to respond. If they are struggling, give the child a bit more time. This game really works well for helping a child improve their response time. I make the rule that they can use a color word just once in response to the adjective. I also make the rule that they have to come up with a new word each time.

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Visual Sentence Writing Game

Now it is time to start writing sentences! We have been having fun with our Visual Sentence Writing Game. We like to add in movement whenever we can so first we spread out a bunch of parts of speech cards all over the floor. If you don’t have these cards, they are easy enough to write on 3 x 5 cards. As you can see, our young friend needed to move before sitting down to write.

Then have the child throw a ball, stuffed animal or bean bags onto the cards. Whatever card that the object lands on is the word the child gets.

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Repeat this until the child has a choice of 5 or 6 words. Have the students take the cards to a desk or table and choose the cards they want to make their sentence.

Have the child copy the words from the cards. As they complete copying a word have them turn the card over. We recommend using  large lined paper for writing . The child that was doing this activity did not want to use the lined paper so we let the child have that choice this time.

Once the sentence is completely written, have the child draw a picture about the sentence they just wrote. We sure were having fun writing sentences!

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Simple Sentence Worksheet

Sentence Spinner Worksheet

Silly Sentence Maker

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Sentence- writing activities for kindergarten and first grade.

When we teach reading, we don’t expect our students to pick up a book and read, without explicitly teaching them everything from print concepts to decoding and comprehension strategies. 

So why don’t we do this with writing instruction?

In many classrooms, students are expected to just write sentences- or even stories- with very minimal instruction on what a sentence even is! The idea is that grammar, sentence structure, and revision will be taught in the context of their stories.

Yes, I know that teaching grammar and revision in context is important.

But, I also know that kids need A LOT of practice with writing sentences, or else their stories don’t make sense. Or, they need so much revision that it’s overwhelming! 

Before kids can write stories, they need to learn how to write a sentence. Before writing sentences, they need to know what a sentence even is. 

So, we did a lot of sentence-writing activities in my classroom, starting with oral sentences. And I want to share some of these ideas with you!

I also have a done-for-you Sentence-Writing Unit for Kindergarten .

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Sentence-Writing Activities for Kindergarten and First Grade

Oral sentences using sentence stems/ frames.

Write a sentence starter on the board and ask students to say a complete sentence with it. Have them turn to partners to tell them their sentence to make sure everyone gets a chance. Start with easy ones, e.g. “I like to…” and “My name is…” Write some of them down and discuss that each starts with a capital, ends with a punctuation mark, and has spaces between the words. 

You could also integrate this practice during your morning meetings as a sharing activity.

Count Words

Sentences are made up of words but some kids confuse words with syllables, so counting words in an oral sentence helps them understand the difference when the sentence includes multi-syllabic words. Counting words in a written sentence emphasizes spacing.

Describe the Picture

Display any picture on your whiteboard. Invite students to tell you something about the picture and write the sentences down, thinking aloud as you do so to point out starting with a capital, leaving spaces, using punctuation, and rereading. Have them read your sentences.

Place magazine pictures at your writing center for kids to write sentences about! The sillier the picture, the better. Read this post for ideas and activities for teaching your students to write sentences in kindergarten and first grade.

* Advanced Extension – Place numbered magazine pictures at a center and have students write the number of the picture they chose and write a sentence for it. Share by asking kids to read the sentences for picture number 1, 2, etc.

Building Sentences

I like to use “Who, Doing What, and Where” cards for this. I start with just the “Who” and “Doing What” cards to help kids see that a sentence must include a subject and verb. Once they build sentences with these 2 parts, I introduce the “Where” cards and talk about adding details to provide more information and make our sentences fabulous .

This is great for oral sentences the first couple of times you work with the cards. Then, have kids pick cards and take them to their seats to write and illustrate a sentence.

fun ways to teach writing sentences

We loved using this as a writing center, an d the pack has multiple themes for use throughout the year.

fun ways to teach writing sentences

It also has a digital version you can use on your interactive whiteboard, digital center, or virtual learning.

fun ways to teach writing sentences

* Advanced Extension – Challenge students to add even more details to answer When , and How . I added cards for these as well in the Sentence-Building resource.

fun ways to teach writing sentences

Also, teach advanced students to start with different parts. Instead of always starting with the Who , they can start with the Where . For example, “The dog eats a bone at the park,” they might write, “At the park, a dog eats a bone.”

Mix and Fix Sentences

Write a sentence on a sentence strip, then cut the words apart and place the cards in the wrong order on a pocket chart. Have kids rearrange the cards to build the sentence correctly. It’s a great opportunity to discuss clues like capitalization and punctuation.

Sorting Sentences and Phrases

I love using sorts. They are such a great way to address misconceptions! All you have to do is write some sentences and non-sentences (phrases) on sentence strips and sort them on a pocket chart. Discuss why each one is or isn’t a sentence.

One way to help your students learn how to write complete sentences is by sorting sentences and phrases. Talk about why they land in each category and challenge students to turn the phrases into complete sentences! Read this post for more sentence-writing activities for your kindergarten or first-grade classroom.

* Extension – Challenge students to turn the non-sentences into complete sentences!

What’s Missing?

Write sentences on sentence strips, but omit a word so that it doesn’t make sense. Ask students where it needs a word and model using a carat mark to add it. This will help them later when revising their own writing. 

Daily Shared/ Interactive Writing

I usually had a morning message ready for my students, but at the end of the day, we often wrote one together about something that happened or that we learned that day. We usually wrote it together, going through the stages of planning, drafting, revising, and editing.

First, we brainstormed ideas and chose one. We said our sentence a few times, wrote it together (sounding out and using our spelling strategies ), then reread it and then revised to make it even better, by adding details, changing words, etc.

This is a great time to quickly teach a revision strategy! Sometimes, I intentionally made a mistake so that we could fix it during the editing stage. Save these and you will see how much better they get throughout the year!

Find the TWO sentences

Have you ever asked a student to go back and edit their writing for punctuation? Often, they’ll come back with periods in the wrong places, usually at the end of each line! It’s overwhelming to find where each sentence begins and ends once students have written their entire story. It’s much easier if they only have 2 sentences. All you have to do is write ONLY 2 sentences on the board and omit the punctuation. Ask students to find where the first sentence ends, then add punctuation for both. 

I have an activity like this in my Pocket Dice Cards for Writing. Students roll the die because, well, everything is more fun with dice, then rewrite the 2 sentences with the correct punctuation.

Students often have a hard time knowing where punctuation goes. Where does that sentence end and the new one begin? When they try to add sentences to their finished writing, it can be overwhelming. Try just 2 sentences at a time until they learn to identify complete sentences! These pocket dice make it fun and easy for students to practice sentences in kindergarten and first grade.

Add Movement!  

If you’ve followed me for a while, you know that I just love to make kids move! Movement is a catalyst for learning and I try to incorporate it every chance I get! Teaching sentences is no exception. We stand for capitals, stomp for periods, shrug our shoulders for question marks, and do jazz hands for exclamation points when editing sentences together.

DONE-FOR-YOU Writing Unit

If you’d love your lessons and materials already laid out for you, check out my Kindergarten Writing Unit 2: Writing Sentences . It has 20 lessons to teach sentence skills explicitly while working on a narrative story.

Kids need LOTS of writing practice at the sentence level, especially in kindergarten! This unit explicitly teaches sentence skills like spacing, capitalization, punctuation, structure, and more- all in the context of writing a narrative text.

Wrapping It Up

I hope these tips were helpful to you! I know often we can’t help the curriculum we are given, but if your students are struggling with writing and your curriculum is going too fast, pause if you’re able to and take some time to teach the basics. It will go a long way!

Reply and let me know if you’ll try any of these! Do you have any favorite sentence-writing activities?

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November 2, 2021 at 7:31 am

I would love to try them

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November 3, 2021 at 9:45 am

Hi Vera! Let me know which activities you decide to try and how they go. I’d love to hear! Brenda

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November 2, 2021 at 7:38 am

I love the motion ideas for the different punctuation!! Movement is huge for engagement and understanding/retention of new concepts. Thank you so much!

November 3, 2021 at 9:46 am

Hi Heidi, You are so welcome! You’re absolutely right, which is why I love incorporating movement and song whenever I can. Plus, it’s fun! 🙂 Brenda


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  3. The Best Sentence Editing Tools Online: Enhance Your Writing for Free

    Are you struggling to find the right words to express your thoughts? Do you wish there was a way to improve your sentence structure and grammar without breaking the bank? Look no further.

  4. 27 Best Writing Sentences Activities ideas

    ... board "Writing Sentences Activities", followed by 242 people on Pinterest. See more ideas about writing, classroom writing, teaching writing.

  5. 5 Highly Effective Sentence Writing Activities

    What does this routine look like for students? · Monday: Build A Sentence · Tuesday: Writing a Variety of Sentences · Wednesday: Find the Fragment.

  6. 11 Sentence Building Activities You Can Use with Your Students

    Mixed Up Sentences ... This activity is great for giving students practice with putting the different parts of a sentence into a logical order

  7. 20 Ideas For Fun Sentence-Building Activities

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  9. 7 Sentence Structure Games

    Back-to-the-Board can be a quick sentence structure review game. Simply write a sentence behind two students who are standing at the board.

  10. Writing Sentences: A Roll and Write Activity

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  11. Having Fun Writing Sentences

    ... writing sentences. We offer a variety of sentence games for kids to teach them how to write in creative ways. These games help build language arts skills

  12. Sentence-Writing Activities for Kindergarten and First Grade

    Write a sentence on a sentence strip, then cut the words apart and place the cards in the wrong order on a pocket chart. Have kids

  13. Fun Ways to Teach the 4 Types of Sentences

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  14. 14 Sensational Sentence Structure Resources and Activities

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