Hello, everyone! I suddenly, found the inspiration to create my sentence-building activities using some of the high-frequency words for my Vocabulary Center. Of course, this is something that I love to share with you!
One of the activities is called “Build a Sentence with Word Squares.” I tried this with my 1st graders this Summer, so I know this is something they could do with some teacher support for those that are below-grade level. As long as you give the directions clearly and you model an answer for them, they will be able to complete this task in collaboration with their group members.
The next activity is called “Connect the Strips.” I created strips with group of words that they have to connect in order to build a sentence. This will keep them a little busy because they have to cut the strips and then glue it in the boxes provided for the sentences. Again, BGL kids might have difficulty building the sentences on their own, but with a little help from you and from their group members, they will be able to complete this task.
The last two activities, which I called “Pick a Stick and Rainbow-Write It” are inspired by the so many available activities on rainbow writing and using craft sticks to read and write sight words. There is one blog post in particular that I really love from teachwithme.com. Click on the link to see how she uses craft sticks to teach dolch words. What I did was combine these two strategies so that my kids could have double the fun with their sight words.
(My 1st Graders at the Vocabulary Center)
My activity packet would not look as bright and colorful without the border graphic design by the3amteacher. She has a lot of free graphics that are really helpful to newbies like me!
I hope that you find these activities useful for your vocabulary center. You may download the entire packet here. Please feel free to share this post and like it!