RedKid.Neturl Thursday, June 2, 2011
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The goal of sentence expansion is to create sentences that are informative and interesting, and writing an awesome sentence is something that everyone can do. In sentence expansion, you take a simple sentence(one noun and a verb) and gradually expand it until you have a beautiful sentence.
To start this activity, students need to be able to answer the following questions: Who? What? How? Where? When? and Why? Take a look at the example below.
|The alligator eats.
The green alligator eats.
The green alligator eats quickly.
The green alligator eats quickly in the pool.
The green alligator eats quickly in the pool at 9:00 A.M.
The green alligator eats quickly in the pool at 9:00 A.M. because he is hungry.
By taking a simple sentence and expanding it step by step, students are able to create sentences that are entertaining and informative.
To view some examples of our classroom's sentence expansions, click here.