Monday, January 19, 2015

Valentine's Day Writing Activities and Free Writing Activities

Everyone loves Valentine's Day. It's a great holiday to get your students writing. I have had such great feedback on my seasonal writing activities packets that I decided to make one just for Valentine's Day. It is a smaller version than my other ones, but is full of wonderful activities to help students write complete sentences that are found in my other packets. It would be great for those of you who teach Kindergarten who are beginning to teach sentence writing.

To begin with, students need to know:

  • What a sentence is
  • How to construct a sentence-Word order
  • What parts does a complete sentence need to have
  • Capitalization, Punctuation, Spelling rules
  • Lot of words
You can read a lot more about writing by clicking HERE.
You can download these free Sentence frames by clicking on the image below: They are included in my packet and can be used for whole class instruction with understanding the parts of the sentence as you see in the image below the frames.

In my Valentines Writing Activities Packet students will learn the parts of the sentence using this example:
In order for students to write they need to:
  • Have something to write about (Themes are great for this.)
  • Know the vocabulary words needed to make a sentence.
  • Read and listen to books being read to them about the topic.
  • Talk about the books related to the topic.
I have included not only Word Wall Words but also Picture/Word Cards to help students become fluent with the vocabulary. Then students will participate in a whole group activity to make sure they understand what a sentence is and isn't before Making Sentences with Sentence Frames.
There are several other activities such as Unscramble, Write, and Draw as well as 3 different leveled Writing Assessments.
You can read the complete description by clicking on the image below. You can see sample pages of all the writing activities when you download the Preview file.
I have a Valentine's Day Writing Freebie for all my wonderful followers and viewers. Students will have fun labeling the picture and writing sentences as you can see below:
And a Grammar Activity:
You can download this freebie by clicking on the image below.
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4 comments:

  1. Thank you for sharing on Teaching Blog Addict.
    Mary
    Artistry of Education

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  2. Arlene, I came over from Teach Junkie!
    I always enjoy seeing you in a link-up because I love your resources, this post is terrific!
    Have a wonderful weekend,
    ~Fern
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