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Dressing Up A Sentence Activity

PDF, Google Slides, Word | 24 pages|Grades: 1 - 5

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

Use this teaching resource as a writing center activity or as a guided small group or whole class activity. Students pick a dull, boring sentence from a pack of 60 flashcards. Then they use the ‘Dressing Up a Sentence’ template to guide them in adding to the sentence to make it a ‘wow’ sentence.

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

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    Robin Palomares

    I would like to modify this document. The last column should say noun (place). Can you please send me the document as an editable form? [email protected]

    Robin Palomares · Nov 8th, 2018


    Hello Robin,
    Thanks so much for your suggestion. We have added this as an option for you. Click the arrow beside the Download button and select the Word version of your choice.
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    Kristian · Nov 9th, 2018

    Marie Krushelnicki

    Thank you for this wonderful resource!

    Marie Krushelnicki · Oct 25th, 2018


    Thank you for your lovely comment. I am so glad you are enjoying our resources.

    Kristian · Oct 29th, 2018

    Resource Updates

    • We have added a google slides version for this resource.

      Addition by Natalie Jun 25th, 2020

    • Added editable version.

      Addition by Kristian Nov 8th, 2018

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