6 Best Writing Lessons Ever
Hub Free Trial
portrait of school children with teacher
Teachers Welcome

Learn how to teach writing so you can develop successful authors.

Teachers Start Here
workshop_image_Thumb

Workshops

Explore our workshops to see how we can make a difference in your school.  

Workshops

 

The_Hub_Alone_Gray.Bevel

Digital Teaching Guides on the Hub

Get the all-in-one online resource that provides you with the how-to demonstration videos, teaching tools and student resources to become a successful teacher of writing.

Visit The Hub

teacher working on laptop

The Toolbox

Check out our toolbox of resources for teachers. Get access to our student writing samples and lessons, and find scope and sequence guides to help you easily plan your writing lessons.

Toolbox Resources

Menu
6 Best Writing Lessons Ever

A Sentence A Day

Kylene Reed
October 1, 2021

Primary grade students are expected to begin to craft simple stories. But for many, writing even a single complete sentence is challenging. What is a sentence? How are sentences constructed?

Our first and second-grade teachers at Oak Dale Elementary started using the Sentence A Day resource this year. After only two weeks, my first-grade teacher came to me, amazed that her firsties could already find the subject and predicate in a sentence... AFTER ONLY TWO WEEKS!!!  I have seen evidence of how well this resource works over the last few years. Second graders at Bushland Elementary were writing in complete sentences with correct sentence structure, grammar, and elaboration. Even my fourth-grade students struggled to do that prior to EW.

Here is an example from Mrs. Novak's second-grade class. The resource is so easy to use and in only 10 minutes each day. 

sentencemodeling

sentence2

Letsentence1

Let's talk D-A-T-A... What data are you tracking in your k-2 classrooms? How are you following your students and monitoring their progress? When looking at literacy proficiency, we want to be building oral language and pre-reading skills. Through EW's A Sentence A Day, you can begin tracking handwriting skills, print awareness, alphabetic knowledge, and phonological awareness. Your students will also be working on vocabulary, fluency, reading comprehension, and written composition. ALL in ONE resource.  My first and second-grade teachers are collecting the Friday samples, which is the independent work done by the student at the end of the week. Some are scanning in the pages and keeping them in a digital portfolio while others are simply keeping the samples in a writing folder. 

In an engaging, fast-paced ten minutes a day, students learn how sentences are constructed, recognize the parts of simple sentences, while reinforcing the basic characteristics of story. Included in this resource: a week-at-a-glance, day-by-day teacher guide, sentence-building word cards for each week, and related coloring pages to inspire thematic thinking. There are enough weekly themes for 38 weeks of school. In just ten minutes a day students not only learn how to write many types of sentences, but build powerful vocabulary, and become familiar with the conventions of story.

Preview the guides here!

PRIMARY GRADES       

2ND GRADE

You May Also Like

These Posts on Student Writing Samples

Subscribe by Email

No Comments Yet

Let us know what you think