Writing: W.4.5; W.5.5
REVISING FOR SENTENCE VARIETY
Give students practice writing different kinds of sentences with this flipbook. First, guide each child to stack two sheets of paper so the bottom edges are an inch apart. Next, have him fold over the top half to make four layers, label each one as shown, and write a sentence on the top layer (see examples). Then the student flips to the next sections one at a time, rewriting the statement as a question, an exclamation, and a command. He repeats the steps for several more sentences and then shares his work with a small group.
Statements to Flip
The cardinal perched on our windowsill.
Sydney looks for abominable snowmen when she skis.
In one week, we will be in sunny Florida.
Hot chocolate tastes better when you add extra marshmallows.
Garrett thinks it’s never too cold to shoot baskets outside.
My parents make sure we don’t sit too close to the fire.
My little sister, Mikayla, wrote 17 letters to Santa Claus.
School is cancelled because it snowed two feet last night.
From The Mailbox Literature Links