Reflection: Lesson Planning Sentence Order and Write - Section 3: The Process Students Typically Follow


This activity is really easy to mold to all different types of stories.
Personally, I like to begin by using sentences that have only high-frequency words and CVC words so they are easier for students to read.  After all, since I am focusing on students finding correct word order, I do not want to make the words that are involved too difficult.  Typically, the words I use are the sight words we are focusing on and words for our current text selection.
However, once students are confident and fluent with this task, I like to add in words that they can use to push themselves.  I like to add in plurals, word family words and words with easy-to-read vowel teams.  This is something I can do to engage my higher-performing students more while also really allowing them to push my approaching students!

If I want differentiation within the same lesson to meet the multiple needs of different students, I have found that it is pretty easy to create different levels of work for this same activity. 
I like to make one color of bag (with words for sentences inside) per level of group.  For example, my beyond-level group has sentences in blue bags, by on-level groups have sentences in red bags and my approaching-level group has sentences in yellow bags.  This not only keeps students working on their own instructional level, but it also builds confidence and even keeps me more organized!  Even by using simple tools like crayons and plastic bags, differentiation can be easy!

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Sentence Order and Write

Unit 4: Jack and the Beanstalk Unit
Lesson 1 of 7

Objective: SWBAT order sentences correctly by using their knowledge of high-frequency words and easy CVC words.

Big Idea: Ordering Sentences about Jack- making a needed skill fun and familiar!

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