Thursday, April 5, 2012

Complete Sentences in Kindergarten!

Before I talk about writing, I wanted to show you my Easter bunny center that I made this week! I took a big coffee can and made it into a bunny. Then, I put sight words into plastic eggs. Students take out an egg, open it up, and read the sight word. If they can’t read it, they have to put it back. There are so many different games you could play with this. I’m going to put fake coins inside the eggs next week to change it up!

Now, on to writing! All year, I have told my kids that you need to write a sentence that includes “who” and “what”. Once my students were confident writers, I added the “where” part. The following activity is one way I teach my students to write a complete sentence.

I copied pictures of people and things(who) onto blue construction paper; verbs(what) onto yellow paper; and places onto green. Next, I hand each student a who, what and where card. He/she puts each card on the correct box and then wrote a sentence using the cards as a guide. When he/she are done with their sentence, they draw a picture in each box. 

After the kiddos write their sentence, I have them draw the who, what and where picture in the boxes. 

The first picture says: The woman is drawing in her bedroom on her carpet. The second picture says: The man cries at the circus. This time of year I have my students make stories out of these. So, they end up being story starters! Click on the picture to download the Who, What, Where page!

 How do you teach writing complete sentences? 



  1. This is a great idea! Do you have the blue, yellow, and green cards available to share? I want to try this in the 43 days we have left!

  2. I love this! I am also curious if you have the blue, yellow, and green cards to share. I know this was 4+ years ago, but I just came across it and love it! Thanks!

  3. This would be a great help to my students. Do you have the blue, yellow, and green cards? I checked your TPT store and didn't see them, but I wanted to double check. Thank you!


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