Mixed Up Sentences
Kinder-Grade 1 level
To provide practice in writing proper sentences.
Writing Focus: In this lesson students will learn about the different types of sentences and it's structure.
To provide inference reading practice using a text about common sight words and different types of sentences.
Procedure (21-32 minutes)
Review with the students what we've learned yesterday.
Write "What makes it a sentence?" on the board. Elicit from the students what they know about sentences. Write "I see a cat." and "A dog" on the board. Ask the students which one is a sentence. Ask them why do they think it's a sentence - It's a complete idea and it makes sense(you can understand the sentence). Ask the students what else have they noticed in the sentence - capital letters and punctuation marks. Ask the students when do they use punctuation marks.
Pre-teach dirty, funny, lunch, swim, pond, elephant, sweet, little, tractor, and honey using my pile, your pile game.
Model the activity. We are going to unscramble the words to make a sentence. First, they need to look for words in the same color. Then they need to put the words together to form a sentence. After that, they need to look for the correct picture that matches the sentence. Finally, ask the students to read the sentence and copy the correct sentence on their mixed-up sentence sheet.
If students are finished with the activity, they need to come up with their own sentences and write it at the back of the "mixed-up sentences" sheet. For struggling students, they can use the picture prompts that I made. Check for capital letters, punctuation marks, and if the sentence makes sense.