Thursday, December 12, 2013

Teaching Sentences

Why is it so hard to get first graders to understand sentences? I have tried so many methods over the years and this one is FINALLY working!

I did a class mini-lesson about the 3 things a strong sentences need:
Starts with a CAPITAL letter.
Has spaces between the words.
Has an End mark (. or ! or ?)

I created this chart to help reinforce my teaching and remind them in their day-to-day writing (sorry about the string in the way...it's from my old-school pull down screen):


One of my colleagues tried this in her classroom and a student said, 
"Finally...something we can actually use!" :) 

Happy Sentence Writing!!

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