Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Building Sentences and Sentence Writing

Superhero themed unit on building sentences, using punctuation, complete vs incomplete sentences, verbs, adjectives, and more! Perfect for First Grade and Second Grade writing.
We started our writing unit by learning how to create
SUPER SENTENCES!
Superhero themed unit on building sentences, using punctuation, complete vs incomplete sentences, verbs, adjectives, and more! Perfect for First Grade and Second Grade writing.
First we learned how to distinguish between sentences and sentence fragments.
Superhero themed unit on building sentences, using punctuation, complete vs incomplete sentences, verbs, adjectives, and more! Perfect for First Grade and Second Grade writing.
Then we moved on to capitalization.
They had to highlight the letters that should be capitalized, and then rewrite the sentence the proper way. 
Superhero themed unit on building sentences, using punctuation, complete vs incomplete sentences, verbs, adjectives, and more! Perfect for First Grade and Second Grade writing.

Superhero themed unit on building sentences, using punctuation, complete vs incomplete sentences, verbs, adjectives, and more! Perfect for First Grade and Second Grade writing.
Using highlighters to show the mistakes in the sentences was a HUGE motivator!


Then it was time to talk about punctuation.
Periods, exclamation marks, question marks, quotation marks...oh my!
Superhero themed unit on building sentences, using punctuation, complete vs incomplete sentences, verbs, adjectives, and more! Perfect for First Grade and Second Grade writing.
We learned that sentences are MUCH more interesting when they include adjectives.
Superhero themed unit on building sentences, using punctuation, complete vs incomplete sentences, verbs, adjectives, and more! Perfect for First Grade and Second Grade writing.

Superhero themed unit on building sentences, using punctuation, complete vs incomplete sentences, verbs, adjectives, and more! Perfect for First Grade and Second Grade writing.
Then it was time to choose some character cards, to use as the subjects of their sentences...
Superhero themed unit on building sentences, using punctuation, complete vs incomplete sentences, verbs, adjectives, and more! Perfect for First Grade and Second Grade writing.

Superhero themed unit on building sentences, using punctuation, complete vs incomplete sentences, verbs, adjectives, and more! Perfect for First Grade and Second Grade writing.
 ...and to select some action cards to create interesting sentences using verbs.
Superhero themed unit on building sentences, using punctuation, complete vs incomplete sentences, verbs, adjectives, and more! Perfect for First Grade and Second Grade writing.
Superhero themed unit on building sentences, using punctuation, complete vs incomplete sentences, verbs, adjectives, and more! Perfect for First Grade and Second Grade writing.
Next up, some time to practice writing STRONG sentences!
Superhero themed unit on building sentences, using punctuation, complete vs incomplete sentences, verbs, adjectives, and more! Perfect for First Grade and Second Grade writing.

Superhero themed unit on building sentences, using punctuation, complete vs incomplete sentences, verbs, adjectives, and more! Perfect for First Grade and Second Grade writing.


Superhero themed unit on building sentences, using punctuation, complete vs incomplete sentences, verbs, adjectives, and more! Perfect for First Grade and Second Grade writing.
The checklist at the bottom of the page helped students double-check their work.

These little bitty character books were a fun activity to keep on practicing that sentence-writing!
Superhero themed unit on building sentences, using punctuation, complete vs incomplete sentences, verbs, adjectives, and more! Perfect for First Grade and Second Grade writing.
This little flip book helped students focus on the characters, verbs/action and setting in the story. When the pages flipped, they made silly sentences!
Superhero themed unit on building sentences, using punctuation, complete vs incomplete sentences, verbs, adjectives, and more! Perfect for First Grade and Second Grade writing.

Superhero themed unit on building sentences, using punctuation, complete vs incomplete sentences, verbs, adjectives, and more! Perfect for First Grade and Second Grade writing.

Does your class need some help with writing SUPER sentences?
Packed with lots of practice pages focusing key sentence-building skills, word cards and flip books! 
Find the pack {here}
Superhero themed unit on building sentences, using punctuation, complete vs incomplete sentences, verbs, adjectives, and more! Perfect for First Grade and Second Grade writing.

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