Teaching Resource

Sentence Starter Strips

PDF | 4 pages|Grades: F - 1

A set of sentence starter prompts for students to practise writing short sentences.

This versatile resource can be used in a variety of ways during writing lessons with your class.

Sentence Writing Prompts

Sometimes, students struggle to develop an idea for a sentence or revert to the same old sentence they wrote yesterday. These sentence starter strips aim to promote variety in your students’ writing, providing them with a starting word and a small visual prompt to get the ball rolling.

Writing Scrapbook Activities

These sentence strips create a perfect literacy groups activity. Students choose a strip, write their sentence and then stick it in their writing scrapbook. They can then draw a picture of what is happening in their sentence on the rest of the page.

Assist less-capable students by scribing the sentence they verbalise on the strip and allow them to draw a picture.

  Australian Curriculum alignment

  • ACELY1661

    Create short imaginative and informative texts that show emerging use of appropriate text structure, sentence-level grammar, word choice, spelling, punctuation and appropriate multimodal elements, for example illustrations and diagramsElaborationsref...

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