My students love scrambled sentences, do yours? Since there are many special events happening in these last few days, I am not sure how much I am going to be able to see my first and second graders.
I do have a few activities ready to go in case I am able to see some of them. One of the activities is the End of School Scrambled Sentences. This is an activity I created last year, but just adapted a teeny tiny bit. (If you want to see that post, you can click here.)
This activity has 5 different sentences all about the end of school or summer vacation. I pre-print the document, laminate, and cut out the word cards. I then place the cards with the like pictures in cute little buckets. The students then select a bucket, pull out the words and place them in the correct order to make a complete sentence. Once they have it in the correct order, they then write the correct sentence on the recording sheet. This incorporates use of their sight words, comprehension at the sentence level, and the need for proper punctuation when writing.
Here are some 1st Grade CCLS that can be addressed in this activity:
a. Recognize the distinguishing features of a sentence (e.g., first word, capitalization, ending punctuation).
RF1.3 3. Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words.
a. Know the spelling-sound correspondences for common consonant digraphs.
b. Decode regularly spelled one-syllable words.
c. Know final -e and common vowel team conventions for representing long vowel sounds.
d. Use knowledge that every syllable must have a vowel sound to determine the number of syllables in a printed word.
e. Decode two-syllable words following basic patterns by breaking the words into syllables.
f. Read words with inflectional endings.
g. Recognize and read grade-appropriate irregularly spelled words.
L.1.2. Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.
b. Use end punctuation for sentences.
How many of you are still in school? One full day and two half days left for this girl here! How about you?