Getting your students to write detailed sentences can be such a difficult task. Come see how my class practices writing expanded sentences with this simple activity. Could scaoffold by providing the basics for the low babies.
It's called a "Blurt Chart". If students blurt out they take a happy face off the chart (they are velcroed on). They have 3 chances throughout the day. You can take minutes away from recess, etc. for each happy face taken off the chart.
CHEEZ-IT Area & Perimeter: "What a great way to introduce the concept of area and perimeter to kids! Start out creating squares and rectangles and find the area, perimeter. Then, have kids construct irregular polygons.
Writing good paragraphs is an essential skill, and one that takes time and effort to master. But it doesnâ€™t have to be hard. Here is a time-tested method for getting your students to write better paragraphs.