Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Sentence Practice

     Writing with 2nd grade students can be a challenge at times.  I have students who really take off with their writing and always groan when they hear the five minute warning (an iPod signal that tells us we have 5 minutes left of class).  Then there are the students who have 'writer's block' and no matter how many prompts or thinking conferences I have with them they still are at a loss for something to write.  Those are the students who need a little extra encouragement.
     On a side note, one little boy came to me early in the year and said "I'm never going to share".  I replied okay and left it alone.  A few days later after a conference or two, during which he made me chuckle with his writing, the little lad asked if he could be first to share!  Success!!!
     Here are a couple of resource I found that will help out when a student may need a change of pace from the paper and pencil writing.
     Thank you, thank you, thank you to Technology Rocks Seriously for featuring the following resources...

The teacher types the sentence and the student arranges the words in order.
Create sentences with virtual refrigerator magnets color coded by nouns, pronouns, adjectives, verbs, adverbs, conjunctions, and prepositions.
Happy Wednesday!

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