Teaching Resource

Dressing Up A Sentence Activity

PDF, Word, Google Slides | 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.

  NSW Curriculum alignment

  Victorian Curriculum alignment

  Australian Curriculum alignment

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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 24th, 2018

  • Editable Word document added.

    Addition by Kristian Apr 2nd, 2018

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