Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Writing Wednesdays! Adding details to sentences
I was teaching my students yesterday about adding details to their sentences. I introduced to them triangle sentences. Start with a noun. Then add a strong verb. Then add an adjective, an adverb, and a prepositional phrase. My students asked me if I would make a foldable for them to help them remember what to add to their sentences. One of my students suggested that I come up with pictures to help them remember. So.....I decided to use colored stars of different sizes to remind them to use adjectives. I then used a heart with muscles to remind them to use strong verbs. To remind them to use adverbs I used a turtle and a rabbit. I explained that turtles run the race slowly and rabbits run the race quickly. Last but not least, I used a table to remind them to use prepositional phrases. You can be on the table, off the table, go around the table, etc. I hope you enjoy this freebie. Let me know what you think. Click here.