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Imitating Sentences: A Tool for Better Sentence Writing
 

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A simple introduction to sentence imitating. You can find more sentence composing activities in my materials on TeachersPayTeachers: ...

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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    Imitating Sentences: A Tool for Better Sentence Writing Imitating Sentences: A Tool for Better Sentence Writing Presentation Transcript

    • 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 picture.
    • 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 picture.
    • 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 Non-commercial use only All photos by Emily Kissner