Great for YW/YR. By starting off with simple ideas and then combining them into a main idea sentence, it helps the students achieve the main goal easier. It's always better to work up to the good parts than jump right in!
Stretching sentences for writing workshop use with simple sentences, compound sentences and complex.- could map into accordion foldable flow map- use in writer's notebook. Could even add the quick sketch to show how mind movie becomes more clear with precise description/ word choice like we do in notebook already :)
I put together a cute little *Stretch a Sentence* mini poster to review how adding who, is doing what, when, where, and why to a sentence can add SPARKLE to our narrative stories. Hopefully this activity will work, and the challenge to my first graders to stretch their sentences will be gladly accepted. . . the gauntlet has been thrown! :)