This is what sentence construction looks like in TK at the beginning of the school year. Most of these late-birthday kiddos struggle with fine motor skills and letter formation, but we are not going to let that stop us from constructing sentences. Oh no!
The first three weeks of school we are focusing on the sight words "I" and "can." After reading our classroom pre-decodables over and over, and building sentences on the pocket chart, the students are ready to construct their own sentences at the teacher table during workshop (with direct instruction, of course).
Students took their sentences home that same day. Part of their homework was to read the sentences to an adult using their "reading finger" (this is how we practiced in class). I like to send activities like this home immediately, while the material is still fresh in their mind. I also like to keep the parents up to date with the learning that take place in class. This progression in sentence construction is something I will definitely share at Back-ToSchool on Tuesday August 26.
*I simply cut up the reading page from Treasures Practice Book for this activity.