Sunday, September 21, 2014

Write the Room~ Differentiated Sentences!

Hi There!

Can you believe it...tomorrow will bring the 1st day of Fall?! You would never know that with the hot 80+ degree temperatures expected this week in NC! This week is my last week off track and my sweet Ella and I have a few pool playdates lined up for this week....
Who doesn't LOVE their own personal 10 foot waterslide?!


Anyhow, I have been working on lots of fun home projects while I have been off track...painting, buying decor from HomeGoods, returning decor to HomeGoods...HA! But I have also been working of teaching materials for my sweet first graders.

I am excited to introduce a new literacy activity to my students when we track in next week. Write the Room~Differentiated Sentences {Fall Edition}. I know they will EAT.IT.UP!




Who doesn't like to grab a clip board and go on a hunt around the classroom for cute picture cards with sentences that he or she can read?

I made these differentiated sentences centered around high interest Fall topics: back to school, Fall sports, harvest, Fall animals, Thanksgiving, and of course Halloween! 

There are two versions of each sentence. I teach my students that just like Good Fit Books, we must pick a sentence that is a Good Fit for ourselves. 

I made sure to use varying sentence types (declarative, interrogative, and exclamatory). In addition,
each sentence has varied basic sight words to practice. My students need this kind of reading practice with picture support at this time of the year. 

simple sentences 

advanced sentences 


I also want my students even at the emergent reading level, to practice reading fluently. I have added a few check boxes at the bottom of the paper to remind my students once they have finished writing the room to practice reading the sentences to themselves and quietly to a friend.

I know they will love to show off their reading skills to their peers, but more importantly, they will be practicing reading (and their friend will be listening and reading along)!!!! TA-DAA so much bang for your buck...I love it!



****Updated GIVEAWAY CLOSED******
I would love to give 3 packs away to random winners. I will pick them on Friday. Just leave me a comment with your email! 

Thanks for reading!

66 comments:

  1. Hi Christina, I am new to first grade and always looking for meaningful centers. These are terrific!
    Lisa (asilmd@hotmail.com)

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  2. I love these!!!!
    ateenytinyteacher@yahoo.com

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  3. Amazing!!
    Randeefitzgerald@yahoo.com

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  4. New to grade 1 this year and I know my class would LOVE this activity. My class is mostly boys so movement is a must :)
    Thanks for the awesome activites and ideas!

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      leslie.fumerton@gmail.com

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  5. I love this idea and will be trying but with shorter sentences and words for my 2 & 4 year old ..moniquevass@yahoo.com

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  6. I would love to try this out with my kindergartener!

    cheriemae@gmail.com

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  7. These would be great for my firsties!!!!!! twinkiemom10@gmail.com

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  8. I would love it!!!
    Katie.neustadter@gmail.com

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  9. Perfect for work on writing station! vmp1269@msn.com

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  10. My students would love this! awebb7575@gmail.com

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  11. My students love everything Scoot! Thanks for this chance. breedesousa@yahoo.com

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  12. This is a great idea. Very motivating.

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  13. This is fabulous! Can't wait to use it. ataylo18@montevallo.forum.edu

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  14. What a great idea! My class would love these. ltecler@hotmail.com

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  15. Super idea-- love the checkboxes at the end!!! Teacherof1st@aol.com

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  16. Oh, these are so cute! I would love to win them!! becc3181@yahoo.com Thank you for the chance!

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  17. This is awesome! My Littles would love them too! christyholder27@gmail.com

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  18. These are adorable! So happy I found your blog thanks to A Tiny Tiny Teacher! lhoffman.cab@gmail.com

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  19. Would love these! ttalvy@gmail.com

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  20. I would love to try these with my Kinders! Brittneykampfer@yahoo.com

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  21. I would love to use this, they are adorable!
    Charleen
    charsom68@aol.com

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  22. I would love these.....mrswest12@att.net

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  23. I would love these. We are just starting with our writing sentences unit. This would be great as a start for our writing center. mpotter@bcps.org

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  24. These would be fall-tastic! My kids need practice writing sentences. jmcpang78 at gmail.com

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  25. I would love it!
    Darayoung@gmail.com

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  26. I love doing write the room with my students. They love using clipboards and moving around the room. That's what my room is all about this year, movement! We don't have any regular student chairs, we have stability balls, stools, bucket seats, tables at the floor and bean bag chairs. The kids love it so far.

    ifyougiveateacheratreat@hotmail.com

    Lindsay
    If You Give a Teacher a Treat

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  28. Sorry, not having the easiest luck. I'm trying to go too fast!
    This is a great idea!
    Would you be willing to change the spelling on your gray cat to -ay instead of -ey? I think it's more commonly known as -ay! Thanks!

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    1. Thanks for your suggestion! I pondered that while creating...went back and researched online...now it is a "gray cat". Good Luck!

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  29. These look so fun! I would love to win! erinvaughn@k12tn.net

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  30. I think my students would love these! rachel.coots@gmail.com

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  31. What a great idea!!
    Holly
    Bearcom1000@msn.com

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  32. love them! esidders@lps.org

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  33. This would be a great product for my class! patterLD@gmail.com

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  34. Always looking for new centers! mcialini@icloud.com

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  35. So cute! Would love to use these for my 1st graders! lkaberle@verizon.net

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  36. These are great!! What a perfect idea to use sentences!
    nhuggenberger@gmail.com

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  37. Our 2 Kinder classes are doing a write the room outside on the playground for fall. These would would work great!!!!!

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  38. Love this...dmtrodriguez@yahoo.com

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  39. I love this for my higher kindergarten students! Perfect way to differentiate!
    Kcheinrich@gmail.com

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  40. Would love this!! dramsey@nbsd.k12.pa.us

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  41. Oh, just what I need! Perfect for my firsties!

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  42. This would be great for my daily 5 writing! We just started an intensive writing program and I want something fun for my kids to do while writing! kristinbrehm@gmail.com

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  44. My firsties would love this!! :o) ccfirstteacher@gmail.com

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  45. These are so great! I would love to win them :) jenniferrabedeaux@gmail.com

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  46. My kiddos love to write the room! sdailey327@gmail.com

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  47. I'd love to win! melindacasas@gmail.com

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  48. These would be great for my first graders
    donna.calhoun@southgate.kyschools.us

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  49. These look great and I know my class would love them!
    lraines78@gmail.com

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  50. These would be wonderful for my class. mernest@wi.rr.com

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  51. I would love to use these in my classroom! dkolman@k12.wv.us

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  52. Would love these!!! Butrfli191@aol.com

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  53. these look like a great opportunity for my first graders- high interest, high engagement, practical skill practice- love it!
    czimmerman@clsd.k12.pa.us

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  54. Oh, these look like SO much fun for my firstlets! What a great idea :)
    Suzquz at gmail . com

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  55. Looks wonderful! Thanks for a chance. schewkinder@gmail.com

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  56. Love these! Yeseniah@comcast.net

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  57. I would love to use these with my firsties! kgraves@21stprepschool.org

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  58. Christina, these are AWESOME! Love them!
    Carolyn
    ckisloski@hotmail.com

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