Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Sentence Review websites
I was doing some research on some interactive games to get the students thinking about the mechanics of writing. I was able to come up with a few links (there are a lot!) and I am sure the list will grow, but I do not want to overwhelm the class with too much information.
The games, some of which seem very easy, will be a good supplement to the work we are doing in class. Eventually, the students will be responsible for reviewing each of the sites and recording what they learned from playing/interacting with them.
A very basic review of Simple Sentences.
This site introduces the students to some of the vocabulary of creating sentences. I will never ask the students to memorize definitions. My hope is that they can apply what they are learning to the work they create.
The last game/review is a kind of test your knowledge type exercise on sentences.
I just purchased a really cool book for some creative, morning writing. I think I will test-write it either this morning or tomorrow morning as the students arrive.