Do you need a fresh fall writing activity for your young learners? This set of fall sentences worksheets will be a nice change of pace to your regular writing activities!
I have found that writing sentences and then paragraphs requires a tremendous amount of practice and exposure for my children. Some have come by this skill easily, and others have needed much more hand-holding in figuring out style and mechanics.
There’s nothing wrong with needing a lot of hand-holding with writing, by the way. It’s hard not to get frustrated, but copious amounts of patience on my part is required.
I just pray for the Lord to bless me with an extra measure of understanding when I get tired of teaching something for the umpteenth time.
I’m going to share some ideas below for using these to help your children with sentence structure. So read on!
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Fall Writing Sentences Worksheets
This set of fall writing sentences worksheets is a nice change of pace to a regular grammar or writing curriculum. You can choose to use one page each morning as a warm-up activity, or place in your child’s daily folder or workbox.
If you want to use them more as a teaching tool, I’ll share a couple of ideas with you.
First, let me share what is included:
This set of writing sentences worksheets each has a fall theme. You’ll find 5 with an apple theme, 4 with a pumpkin theme, and 8 with a general fall theme (leaves, etc).
Each page contains a fall-themed picture with a word bank of vocabulary that relates to the picture. Your child should write 3 sentences using at least one of the vocabulary words in each sentence.
You’ll find there are two line styles included in this packet: elementary lines for the K-2 crowd, and then plain writing lines for 2nd-4th grades.
To use these writing worksheets with Kindergarten through 2nd grade:
— Teach the two parts of a sentence: subject and verb.
— Reinforce capital letters and punctuation.
— Go over the phonetic sounds for each of the vocabulary words. For example: Emphasize the vowel teams in the words ‘grow‘ or ‘tree‘, by reminding your child that a vowel team is made up of two vowels where the first says its long name.
Or emphasize the consonant + le syllables as in ap+ple or han+dle.
You could also talk about the R-controlled syllables in jar or orange or orchard (that one’s a toughie!).
— Even though handwriting is a completely different skill than composition, you can emphasize the need to have a “bird beak” pencil grip and writing letters with correct formation.
To use these writing sentences worksheets with 3rd or 4th grade:
— Continue to emphasize the subject and verb of the sentence. You can also emphasize the complete subject or the complete predicate of the sentence, and then identify the simple subject and simple predicate.
— Show your child how to add an adjective or adverb if they don’t already do that naturally.
— Of course continue with phonics work if your child needs that reinforcement. My 2nd and 4th children needed phonics work until at least the middle to end of 3rd grade.
— Think of synonyms for a few of the words in the word bank and use those instead.
— Identify the part of speech for each of the words in the word bank.
➡ If you need a bit of guidance with grammar, feel free to download my free Parts of Speech Recitation for 3rd-5th Grades. It’s easy and effective to implement!
If you need a solid grammar curriculum, you can read about how We Use Rod and Staff English Grammar in Our Homeschool. We have used it for years, and I see much fruit in my older children!
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