Teaching Resource

Dressing Up A Sentence Activity

PDF, Google Slides, Word | 24 pages|Grades: 1 - 3

An activity to help encourage students to add more descriptive language into their sentence writing.

Use this teaching resource in small groups, or as a whole class. Students pick a simple, boring sentence from a pack of 60 flash cards. They then use the ‘Dressing Up a Sentence’ template, which will guide them in how to add to the sentence.

Use the custom Word document to add sentences of your own or colourise the parts of speech for easier identification.

For ways to use this resource in the classroom, check out our blog, Expanding Sentences | Resource Download to Improve Writing.

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    Bahruddin Sukor

    Hi It only download 3 pages. I can not download the sentences as shown in preview.

    Bahruddin Sukor · Aug 9th, 2021

    Holly (Teach Starter)

    Hi there, when you go to download this resource you’ll notice there is a little arrow just beside the green download button. If you click on this and pick the PDF version – you’ll find all the corresponding sentences you’re after. Please let me know how you go and if you have any further issues, don’t hesitate to contact us through our email [email protected].

    Holly (Teach Starter) · Aug 10th, 2021

    Kara Gibs

    Such a great resource! My students are really enjoying this and it is helping them expand their sentences.

    Kara Gibs · Jun 28th, 2020

    Paul (Teach Starter)

    Hi Kara,

    We’re glad to hear the resource is making your classroom buzz! Thanks for taking the time to give us your lovely feedback!

    Paul (Teach Starter) · Jun 29th, 2020

    Lata Laing

    Thank you. I am looking forward to using this great resource

    Lata Laing · May 7th, 2020

    Tom (Teach Starter)

    Hi Lata,

    Thank you for your feedback! I am sure your students will enjoy dressing up their sentences!

    Tom (Teach Starter) · May 8th, 2020


    Hi. This looks like a great resource but why is it only downloading as a PDF when it states you can download as a Word Doc? Thanks

    [email protected] · Mar 30th, 2020

    Paul (Teach Starter)

    Hi Leanne,

    To download the Word doc, either click the down arrow on the green ‘Download’ button and select your preferred option, or scroll down to the ‘Select a download’ section below the resource description. Let us know if there is anything else we can do to help.

    Paul (Teach Starter) · Mar 30th, 2020

    Melissa Messenger

    I find this resource very helpful in the classroom. I have used it a number of times this year and the kids really enjoy constructing new sentences in a fun, interactive way.

    Melissa Messenger · Mar 12th, 2020

    Paul (Teach Starter)

    Hi Melissa,

    Thank you for your lovely feedback! We’re glad your students are enjoying it!

    Paul (Teach Starter) · Mar 16th, 2020

    Carly Mathews

    it says 24 pages should be downloaded, but I’m only getting three. Is this correct?

    Carly Mathews · Aug 14th, 2019

    Holly (Teach Starter)

    Hi there, please make sure you are downloading the PDF version of this resource. If you have further issues please contact us at [email protected] and we’d be more than happy to help out.

    Holly (Teach Starter) · Aug 19th, 2019

    Andrea Michael

    Great resource. Is there a chance of it being remade in NSW Foundation font. I find whenever it isn’t the kids write it how it is typed. Thank you

    Andrea Michael · Aug 3rd, 2017

    Holly (Teach Starter)

    Thanks for your comment Andrea. This is a great suggestion!

    Could you please put in a change request by selecting the tab above ‘Changes & Updates’

    Kind regards,

    Holly (Teach Starter) · Aug 3rd, 2017

    Resource Updates

    • Added a completely editable version.

      Addition by Kristian Nov 8th, 2018

    • School fonts now available

      Addition by Kristian Apr 23rd, 2018

    • Editable Word document added.

      Addition by Kristian Apr 2nd, 2018

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