These differentiated CVC decodable sentence building activities give kindergarten, first and second grade students practice reading and writing words that contain short vowel targeted phonics skills. This resource is the perfect extension activity to use with my Decodable Passages bundle and can be used for student review, independent work, or as a literacy center!
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Each sentence is a phonics-based controlled text sentence that contains target phonics skill words, previously taught phonics skill words, and irregular high-frequency words. The science of reading shows us that the connection between what our students learn in phonics and what they read & write is imperative for building a strong foundation in early reading!
After building each sentence with word cards, students write the sentence on their printable. They then use the student self-check to edit for accuracy.
This resource contains the following options in order for the teacher to easily differentiate based on student needs:
- 2 versions of each printable recording sheet: One version has a sentence stem that requires the student to fill in the blank with a target phonics skill word. The other version does not have a sentence stem and instead requires the student to write the entire sentence.
- 2 versions of sentence building word cards: Large word cards are perfect to pair with a pocket chart and small cards can be used at a small group table or student desk.
- master sentences list for the teacher
- 24 phonics-based controlled sentences
- 12 recording sheets (2 differentiated versions of each for a total of 24)
- 24 sets of sentence building word cards (2 differentiated versions of each)
- teacher tips for use
- 24 digital sentence building Google Slides
- PNG backgrounds included for Seesaw (this is NOT a premade Seesaw activity)
Phonics skills included:
- Short a
- Short e
- Short i
- Short o
- Short u
Denielle Saucedo (verified owner) –
I just started using these sentence builders with my kindergarten students. They are perfect to help build sentences independently!
Heather Skaggs (verified owner) –
I was trying to make my own until I found yours. So helpful and my kids love to use them. I use it as a center and they love to do it.
denmotherof3 (verified owner) –
I love that this resource is differentiated! It saves me so much time but that is only one perk to this amazing resource that is centered around explicit instruction and skill!
Kimberly Jones (verified owner) –
This resource not only encourages engagement bu also allows me as a teacher to differentiate! There are so many fun ways that this resource can be used! My students enjoyed this as a free play activity and as an early finisher 🙂 I will really really recommend this to my teacher friends.
akkampe27 (verified owner) –
This is such a wonderful resource for students to use to practice writing, reading, punctuation, spelling, and handwriting formation! There are so many skills this touches. I taught this to my students who eventually were able to complete it independently as a center.
Jenn Sharek (verified owner) –
This resource is filling a gap I found in my instruction when I began shifting from balanced to structured literacy. Without my traditional “word wall” copying (not writing), my students were not putting words on paper – enter this resource! Now we are able to form our own sentences with words we can actually read, write, and spell using more advanced/accurate patterns. Students are more confident and successful when using this type of scaffolded activity and are even able to use them as an independent warm up. Thanks for another great resource ♥️
MONIQUE REXER (verified owner) –
This is a fantastic resource that will help a lot with students’ confidence when writing sentences!
Bettyann Spiech (verified owner) –
I purchased the entire bundle, and love these resources. It will help my students put all their skills together! I absolutely love the digital component! This will be wonderful to project on my smartboard:)
Hi Bettyann! I really appreciate you taking the time to leave kind thoughtful feedback that will help other teachers know if this is a good resource for their students! 🙂 -Christina
Jenna Tomkins (verified owner) –
Love this for a center in my reading rotations! I also use it for my RTI group and it has been great!
jenoleary10 (verified owner) –
Amazing resource. I’m using it at centres and it is great for student practice of skills! I also use it in small group instruction.
Heather Andrews (verified owner) –
I love this resource! I all the resources I have bought here. They are perfect for my grade 2/3 class where students have several gaps in their learning. It is also perfect for my ELL students who are learning English and learning how to write. The activities are scaffolded nicely so they can work independently from building and copying to writing with guided support on the resource and then to independent writing! It helps the students feel proud of their progress! They are super engaged.
k.fields (verified owner) –
Great for my writing center, and it also has my students writing complete sentences in other writing activities.