A set of 10 cut and paste worksheets for making short sentences.
Sentences are key units for expressing ideas. Young readers need to understand that word order in sentences is important for meaning. They must learn that directionality is fundamental and that sentences are read from left to right. They must also recognize the building blocks needed to create a sentence, such as capital letters, words, and end punctuation. This is a lot for our little learners to take in!
This set of cut and paste worksheets has been designed to introduce your students to these key early concepts about print.
How to use this resource
Each worksheet focuses on a simple sentence. These sentences include common CVC words. Students will :
- Trace over the sentence.
- Cut out the words that make up the sentence from the bottom of the worksheet.
- Glue the words in the boxes provided, in the correct order, to create the sentence.
- Write the sentence independently on the writing line provided.
- Color in a picture related to the sentence.
Four key fine motor skills are addressed in one simple worksheet!
In addition to developing your little learners’ concepts of print, this resource also provides students with the opportunity to develop and refine a number of fundamental fine motor skills. These include:
Differentiate according to your students’ level of development
The beauty of this worksheet is that one size certainly does not need to fit all!
Do you have students in your class who aren’t ready to write full sentences without a guide? No problem! These students are still learning about sentences by cutting and pasting the words in the correct order. Simply leave out the ‘Write’ activity.
Do you have students who can do it all? As an extension, ask these students to write their own sentences about the picture on the worksheet.
Common Core Curriculum alignment
Distinguish long from short vowel sounds in spoken single-syllable words.
Decode regularly spelled one-syllable words.
Use knowledge that every syllable must have a vowel sound to determine the number of syllables in a printed word.
Blend and segment onsets and rimes of single-syllable spoken words.
Isolate and pronounce the initial, medial vowel, and final sounds (phonemes) in three-phoneme (consonant-vowel-consonant, or CVC) words.1 (This does not include CVCs ending with /l/, /r/, or /x/.)
Demonstrate basic knowledge of one-to-one letter-sound correspondences by producing the primary sound or many of the most frequent sounds for each consonant.
Associate the long and short sounds with the common spellings (graphemes) for the five major vowels.
Read common high-frequency words by sight (e.g., the, of, to, you, she, my, is, are, do, does).
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