Have your students expand each sentence by adding details. Encourage your students to add details to describe how things look including colors and sizes. Also encourage your students to add details describing how, where, and why. This six page pack has a title page and five pages of sentences to expand. Each page has five sentences for students to expand by adding details. Expanding each sentence also recaps beginning sentences with capital letters and including ending punctuation. Each page is a simple story including frequently used sight words and decodable words that kindergarten students and older students should be able to read independently. These activities are great for morning work, literacy centers, or for quick mini lessons on including details to expand sentences, capital letters and ending punctuation. Students like to see their baby sentences grow. When your students learn how to include details, you will see their writing grow leaps and bounds.
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I am a kindergarten teacher with 22 years of teaching experience! I received my Doctor of Education degree in Teacher Leadership from Walden University in June 2010. The title of my doctoral study is "Writing Conferences in Kindergarten: Using Feedback to Enhance Student Writing." My passion is teaching writing to my students and providing feedback for their writing experiences. I love teaching kindergarten. It is amazing to see students enter the classroom not even knowing how to hold a pencil and watching them become readers and writers by the end of the year. I love teaching in small groups and rotating student groups with literacy centers and math centers.