I always have our kids work on academic skills during the summer. This week we've been working on writing better sentences using the format from here. You start with a simple sentence: The dog barked. Then you use these prompts to improve the sentence: describing word, who or what?, did what?, where?, and when? Both kids really liked coming up with silly, new sentences orally. Then they each had to record one new sentence on their own.
Original Sentence: The dog barked.
Our Boy's new & improved sentence: The friendly, sweet, fluffy, white dog loved his dog house outside all the time.
Our Girl's new & improved sentence: The golden retriever rocked (imagine fist in air here) in the house this morning at 6:00.
The good: Both kids were excited about writing! Neither of them are big fans of having to write, and this assignment really made them excited about writing. A+
A concern: Let's be real...not every sentence we write has all of these components: describing word, who or what?, did what?, where?, and when? B