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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: http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Daily-Sentence-Writing-Part-1-1195854

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Imitating Sentences: A Tool for Better Sentence Writing

  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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