Imitating Sentences
Imitating Sentences
The frog/ swam/
in the water.
Imitating Sentences
The frog/ swam/
in the water.
Complete subject
Imitating Sentences
The frog/ swam/
in the water.
Verb
Imitating Sentences
The frog/ swam/
in the water.
Prepositional
phrase
The frog/ swam/ in the water.
We can imitate
this sentence by
replacing the
sentence parts.
The frog/ swam/ in the water.
This picture
shows a moth.
Where would
we put this word
in our new
sentence?
The moth/ swam/ in the water.
Hmm…does
this sentence
make sense?
Try to replace
the rest of the
parts to
describe the
pict...
The moth/ climbed/ on the grass.
Here is one
possibility. What
other sentences
did you create?
Longer Sentences
Quickly,/ the
salamander/ scuttled/
under the log.
Longer Sentences
Quickly,/ the
salamander/ scuttled/
under the log.
Subject
Longer Sentences
Quickly,/ the
salamander/ scuttled/
under the log.
Verb
Longer Sentences
Quickly,/ the
salamander/ scuttled/
under the log.
Prepositional
phrase
Longer Sentences
Quickly,/ the
salamander/ scuttled/
under the log.
Adver
b
Quickly,/ the salamander/ scuttled/
under the log.
Use the sentence
parts above to write a
new sentence to
describe this p...
Even longer sentences!
At dusk, the
lean fox
trotted along
the dunes.
Can you break this sentence
into chunks?
At dusk, the
lean fox
trotted along
the dunes.
Can you break this sentence
into chunks?
At dusk,/ the
lean fox/ trotted/
along the dunes.
Now, try to imitate the
sentence
At dusk,/ the
lean fox/ trotted/
along the dunes.
Here is one idea…
In the afternoon,/
the baby bird/
chirped/ in the
grass.
What did you learn?
What have you
learned about
writing
sentences?
Emily Kissner
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A simple introduction to sentence imitating. You can find more sentence composing activities in my materials on TeachersPayTeachers: http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Daily-Sentence-Writing-Part-1-1195854

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  1. 1. Imitating Sentences
  2. 2. Imitating Sentences The frog/ swam/ in the water.
  3. 3. Imitating Sentences The frog/ swam/ in the water. Complete subject
  4. 4. Imitating Sentences The frog/ swam/ in the water. Verb
  5. 5. Imitating Sentences The frog/ swam/ in the water. Prepositional phrase
  6. 6. The frog/ swam/ in the water. We can imitate this sentence by replacing the sentence parts.
  7. 7. The frog/ swam/ in the water. This picture shows a moth. Where would we put this word in our new sentence?
  8. 8. The moth/ swam/ in the water. Hmm…does this sentence make sense? Try to replace the rest of the parts to describe the picture.
  9. 9. The moth/ climbed/ on the grass. Here is one possibility. What other sentences did you create?
  10. 10. Longer Sentences Quickly,/ the salamander/ scuttled/ under the log.
  11. 11. Longer Sentences Quickly,/ the salamander/ scuttled/ under the log. Subject
  12. 12. Longer Sentences Quickly,/ the salamander/ scuttled/ under the log. Verb
  13. 13. Longer Sentences Quickly,/ the salamander/ scuttled/ under the log. Prepositional phrase
  14. 14. Longer Sentences Quickly,/ the salamander/ scuttled/ under the log. Adver b
  15. 15. Quickly,/ the salamander/ scuttled/ under the log. Use the sentence parts above to write a new sentence to describe this picture.
  16. 16. Even longer sentences! At dusk, the lean fox trotted along the dunes.
  17. 17. Can you break this sentence into chunks? At dusk, the lean fox trotted along the dunes.
  18. 18. Can you break this sentence into chunks? At dusk,/ the lean fox/ trotted/ along the dunes.
  19. 19. Now, try to imitate the sentence At dusk,/ the lean fox/ trotted/ along the dunes.
  20. 20. Here is one idea… In the afternoon,/ the baby bird/ chirped/ in the grass.
  21. 21. What did you learn? What have you learned about writing sentences?
  22. 22. Emily Kissner Non-commercial use only All photos by Emily Kissner
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