Second Grade Writing Unit<br />Review Game<br />By Christine Filipovich<br />
Exciting sentences<br /><ul><li>We can add words called adjectives to make our sentences more interesting.
These words help to describe things to readers so they can imagine what we mean.</li></li></ul><li>Which sentence is bette...
Avoid run-on sentences.<br />When a sentence goes on and on, it should be broken up into several smaller complete thoughts...
Which one avoids run-ons?<br />a.  A squirrel found a nut.  He hid it in the ground.  Later he went back to find it.  He s...
Word Jail<br /><ul><li>Overused words must be locked up.
Use more descriptive words instead!</li></li></ul><li>Which Word is most descriptive?<br />The happy little boy _______ th...
Paragraphs need topic sentences<br />Each paragraph should have one main idea.<br />The topic sentence tells the reader wh...
What would be a good topic sentence for this paragraph?<br />Sandy can roll over.  He can also shake hands.  My dad taught...
Keep to the main idea<br />Don’t include any sentences in your paragraph that don’t fit with the topic sentence.<br />
Ice cream is my favorite dessert.<br />Which sentence does not belong in a paragraph with this topic sentence?<br /> <br /...
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Second grade writing unit

  1. 1. Second Grade Writing Unit<br />Review Game<br />By Christine Filipovich<br />
  2. 2. Exciting sentences<br /><ul><li>We can add words called adjectives to make our sentences more interesting.
  3. 3. These words help to describe things to readers so they can imagine what we mean.</li></li></ul><li>Which sentence is better?<br />The girl ran home.<br /> The scared little girl dashed home quickly.<br />
  4. 4. Avoid run-on sentences.<br />When a sentence goes on and on, it should be broken up into several smaller complete thoughts. <br />Try to avoid using the word “and” over and over in a single sentence.<br />
  5. 5. Which one avoids run-ons?<br />a. A squirrel found a nut. He hid it in the ground. Later he went back to find it. He searched everywhere, but it was gone.<br />b. A squirrel found a nut and he hid it in the ground and later he went back to find it and he searched everywhere, but it was gone.<br />
  6. 6. Word Jail<br /><ul><li>Overused words must be locked up.
  7. 7. Use more descriptive words instead!</li></li></ul><li>Which Word is most descriptive?<br />The happy little boy _______ through the park, singing a joyful tune.<br /> <br />a. went<br />b. walked<br />c. moved<br />d. skipped<br />
  8. 8. Paragraphs need topic sentences<br />Each paragraph should have one main idea.<br />The topic sentence tells the reader what this paragraph will be about.<br />The topic sentence is usually at the beginning of the paragraph.<br />
  9. 9. What would be a good topic sentence for this paragraph?<br />Sandy can roll over. He can also shake hands. My dad taught Sandy to bring him the newspaper <br />from the front porch. Sandy even barks when I say, “Speak!” <br />a. My dog, Sandy, can do many tricks.<br />b. I like dogs and cats.<br />c. I got a new puppy for Christmas.<br />d. My dad is very smart.<br />
  10. 10. Keep to the main idea<br />Don’t include any sentences in your paragraph that don’t fit with the topic sentence.<br />
  11. 11. Ice cream is my favorite dessert.<br />Which sentence does not belong in a paragraph with this topic sentence?<br /> <br />Chocolate ice cream is smooth and creamy.<br />b. I like ice cream with chunks of cookie dough.<br />c. Pumpkin pie is delicious.<br />d. Ice cream is a real treat on a hot day.<br />

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