It seems like we were just planning Christmas activities yesterday! So, it is wild to think it is already time to prepare exciting lessons for Easter. Students cannot wait for the Easter bunny to visit and love sharing this excitement with their classmates. Since teachers enjoy seeing this excitement in students, they incorporate creative ways to add learning to holiday excitement. For instance, the Easter Secret Sentences are a fantastic way to do this! Students will love working on themed activities while building sentences.
What are Secret Sentences?
Learning how to write sentences is tough! There are many aspects to remember, such as punctuation, capitalization, and spacing. Students have to remember all this while compiling words that make sense. A great way to help students build their knowledge of sentences is to incorporate activities that excite them. Thankfully, the Easter Secret Sentences do this! Students will learn about creating, reading, writing, and self-editing simple sentences while cracking a secret code!
This incredible resource has 14 complete seasonal packs to ensure students have practice all year long! Each of the 14 holiday packs even includes at least 7 pages of activities. This allows students to feel supported and excited about building sentences.
The pages will guide students to create sentences through a crack-the-code format. This means they will identify the first letter of each icon and write the letter to decode the sentence. After working on icon decoding, students will write the whole sentence neatly on the line. There is even a proofreading checklist to remind them about punctuation, spacing, and letter formation. Then, they will read their sentence aloud to a friend. Each friend will sign their name for accountability. Secretly, this adds even more writing practice! On top of this, students will draw a picture for comprehension.
The Easter Secret Sentences include amazing activities that support students as they grow in letter-sound and sentence knowledge. There are multiple levels of activities to ensure each student has the “just right” paper.
Level 1 is the crack-the-code format. Students will use their phonics knowledge to decipher the sentence. Level 2 is in a build-the-picture format. So, students will crack the code to form the sentence and build a picture to self-edit. This included checklist ensures students have fun while double checking their sentence has everything it needs. Level 3 is a student-created activity. Students will use the phonics code key to create a sentence for their peers to solve. They will have so much fun preparing for this level and cracking the codes created by their classmates.
Every teacher has their preferred way to organize lessons. So, the secret sentences include easy ways to print and file. Teachers can download 14 individual files to sort by season or a single file to print at once.
The Easter Secret Sentences is the perfect way for students to create, read, write, and self-edit complete, simple sentences! Each activity is highly engaging and ensures students focus on everything needed to form a sentence. Students will love working on Secret Sentences all year long!
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