Check My Sentence
The basic sentence lesson I always
started with in first grade was “My
understood that a sentence starts with
a capital letter and ends with punctuation. It is a statement; therefore, it has
grandmother’s unofficial name, so the
G is a capital letter, hence leading to a
discussion of proper nouns.
Promote writing as a
tool for communication,
a means for expression,
and a skill for life.
My;Grammy”;is;the;subject;of;the;sen-tence, or the focal point. Her verb is loves
because that is what she does, and a verb
starts a predicate. One verb indicates a
simple predicate. And the object of her
sentences and able to self-correct, you
Introduce conjunctions, such as and, but,
or, and so, in order to lengthen sentences
and;add;complexity;of;thought.;Expand-ing sentences affords more written ex-pression;and;creativity.;Also,;encourage
the kids to add adjectives and describing
words. You can even delve into prepositions, which allows a sentence to give
further information. A reader can infer
feelings from these lengthier sentences
and visualize scenarios as well. Here are
a few examples.
Henry goes outside.
•;Henry;is;the;subject,;goes is the verb
(predicate),;and;outside is an adverb.
Henry goes outside and plays games.
form a complex predicate), and the
Henry goes outside and plays fun games
with many friends.
• We have the same construction as
before, but now we have a preposition (with) and two adjectives (fun
hand-in-hand with grammar and writing skills because we want to build our
student’s lexicon and enlarge his vocabu-lary;for;word;choice;and;diction.;Once
sentence structure and grammar rules
are;introduced,;we;can;teach;grade-ap-propriate Dolch sight words. We can also
embedded in the novels and texts we are
reading with our homeschoolers, par-ticularly;new;words;that;can;be;defined
ary.com. Enriching your reading prac-tice;by;adding;vocabulary;lists;and;defi-nitions can lead to specific vocabulary
apparent in context. To think . . . all of
bit of grammar.
subject to teach, but it is essential to the
future successes of our children. It permeates their writing across the curriculum
workbook and learning websites to deepen
Promote writing as a tool for communication, a means for expression, and a skill
Jeanette is the owner of a private tutor-
ing company and is a certified educator in
Connecticut, New York, and Vermont. She
is an academic writer and designs work-
book content as well as educational games.
She is Maya's mama and likes to garden,
do yoga, draw, and bike.