The Common Core asks students to read stories and literature, as well as more complex texts that provide facts and background knowledge in areas such as science and social studies. This stresses critical-thinking, problem-solving, and analytical skills that are required for success in college, career, and life.
Posted on March 20, 3 Comments As students grow in proficiency beyond the novice level, where they are parroting language structures and chunks, they aspire to create with language and speak and write on their own. As teachers we need to provide opportunities for students to create with language.
It is best, in my experience, to scaffold this language creation in a way that makes students feel confident that they are creating messages on their own, but at the same time not feeling too overwhelmed by the process.
To assist students in this process of moving toward creating their own sentences that move beyond memorized chunks of language I made these tactile sentence writing activities.
They are set up to provide some scaffolding in terms of the types of sentences that writers create, while also ultimately leaving the content of the sentence up to the student.
Spanish Writing Activities There are two versions of these writing activities. The first version looks like this: This is how it works.
A pencil, a paperclip and a copy of the worksheet are needed to complete this activity.
Students place the point of their pencil and a paperclip in the middle of each hexagon. They spin the paperclip by flicking it with a finger. Students write complete, detailed sentences based on the three responses to the spins.
Each verb is followed by a question word. Students write an answer to the question word in their sentence. Spanish Writing Activities The second version looks like this: One die or three dice and a copy of the worksheet are needed to complete this activity.
Students roll the die three times or roll three dice once. Students write complete, detailed sentences based on the three responses to the rolls.
You can download over 20 versions of these writing activities for French and Spanish by clicking on the links below:Free Language Arts Games. Grammar Noun,Pronoun, Verbs, Grammar Worksheets: Spelling Word Search Maker, Sorting Words Games: Vocabulary Antonyms, Synonyms: Reading Comprehension.
Language Arts: Writing, Literature, and Creativity. Engage students with writing activities that involve them in writing round-robin stories, "indescribably" excellent descriptions, persuasive alien essays, tabloid news stories, and books about younger students they interview.
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In these writing practice worksheets, students practice writing and reading in these exercises. Each worksheet asks students to perform a persuasive writing exercise according to .
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