First, I modeled the activity and walked the students through each part step by step. At this age that is critical to success. I laminated all the pieces, just my preference, and then once it was modeled I had the students work with the one sentence collection with partners. Each page has a different picture on it so the kids can see what their sentence is about. It also helps them think about some other sentences they can add to it later. Each group was required to get their sentences put together correctly and then have me and my assistant to go around and check. Then the children were given the recording sheet to write out the sentence they made. The next day we used the same sentence sheets but they were switched among the groups so the kids did not receive the same one and asked the do the activity again.
The recording sheets that are included in the pack were turned in at the end of the center activity time and it let me assess to see who was struggling with forming sentences.
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