This center was created to help students practice editing simple sentences. The sentence strips included provide opportunities to edit for correct homophone usage and correct use of apostrophe s to show ownership as well as sight word spelling, ending punctuation, and capitalization.
I use this with my mid-year second graders. It could also be appropriate for third grade or advanced first graders. This center would make a nice addition to a family-themed unit.
To use, print the direction sheet and sentence strips onto cardstock or laminate. Display the directions at the center, provide paper and pencils, copy a record sheet for each student, and place the cut strips in a fun container.
Common Core Standards addressed: *CCS.1.L.2: Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing. *CCS.2.L.2: Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing. *CCS.3.L.2: Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.
I have been teaching elementary school in an urban district in Massachusetts for six years. I began my career teaching in first grade and have now transitioned into second grade. I especially enjoy creating engaging book studies and center activities for my students.
I believe in providing my students with plenty of positive reinforcement and a variety of ways to access any and all academic content. My lessons incorporate authentic, hands-on, and cooperative learning experiences whenever possible, and I provide many opportunities to build reading and writing skills across all content areas.
I hold a bachelor's degree from Clark University where I majored in Psychology and minored in Education and Sociology. My master's degree is in Teaching and is also from Clark University.