Use these sentence builder cards to create an engaging center for your fourth or fifth grade classroom.
This sentence builder cards set can help you create a center your students enjoy.
This is another free resource for teachers and homeschool families from The Curriculum Corner.
How can I help my students practice sentence writing?
Give students practice with writing complete sentences and understanding the parts that a sentence must have.
These noun, verb and adjective cards can be a creative (and sometimes SILLY) way for students to write, expand and understand the parts of a complete sentence.
Not to mention that it’s a great way for you to get a quick glimpse of your students’ strengths and weaknesses in sentence writing.
Setting up this sentence builder activity
For this activity, begin by printing on heavy card stock. We are providing two sets of cards in this download. One set has a colorful background for printing on white card stock. The other set has a white background so you can print on colorful card stock and save your color ink.
Next, cut and laminate each set of cards (nouns, verbs, and adjectives).
Place each set in a different bag or basket. Students choose one noun, one verb and one adjective and then use their creativity to incorporate all three words into one sentence.
We have included two different recording pages at the end of the cards.
One which has lines for their complete sentences and one that asks them to identify the complete subject and predicate of their sentences.
You could also give them a different set of directions and have them write on plain lined paper if you have a different objective.
Once they have written their sentences, you can take it a step further by having them identify specific parts of their sentence to show understanding of conventions of Standard English.
To differentiate, you can take out the adjectives and/or another category of words OR you can choose to make it more difficult by having them choose more than one of any of the categories to incorporate into a sentence.
Your students might end up with silly sentences as the words they choose might not always go together.
You can download this free language arts center here:
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