In my opinion there is nothing better than watching my firsties become sentence writing masters. That being said… it is one of the hardest tasks for a first grade teacher. I mean where do you start? Punctuations? Adjectives? CAPITAL LETTERS!!!!!! The list goes on and on. In previous years, no matter how much I focused on one of these topics, June would come around and there was always a handful of students who still FOGOT A CAPITAL… My worst nightmare!
I started using SUPERHERO SENTENCE WRITING unit with my students during our writing block. They loved the SuperHero concept and for some reason it just stuck with them. From proper spacing techniques, to writing big detailed sentences, my kiddies were picking up on it all!
Spacing Sue Stick
Editing Activites - Whole Group & Independent Practice
Super Punctuation Practice - Kids love figuring out which Super Hero they should choose for each sentence. (The Question Queen, Exclamation Eddie or Period Paul)
Here Detail Dan reminds the students to add details into their sentence writing. These practice pages takes students through 3 steps of how they can make a juicy sentence by adding in details. THIS WORKS WONDERS!
Check out our Superhero Sentence Writing Unit for more super helpful activities to turn your students into writing heroes!