Monday, November 12, 2012

Sentence Building for Thanksgiving ...Freebie!

Hello, Teaching Friends!

Please take a moment today, Veterans' Day, to reflect upon the sacrifices made by those who have served our country in its military forces over the years. We owe to them our freedom and unending gratitude!

Psssst! If you read all the way to the end of this post, there are actually 2 freebies in it!

Do you use a pocket chart as a center? I love pocket charts for so many reasons! The kiddos are up out of their seats and manipulating rather than only writing. The pocket chart is also very forgiving - no need for an eraser, just a quick rearrangement!

Whether working independently...

...or cooperatively with a partner,

 a pocket chart is a "good thing"!
So, for Thanksgiving, why not a pocketchart activity? Here's a set of 19 word cards and punctuation cards that your little guys can use for building sentences about Thanksgiving. For those students who need a bit more support, there are models of 13 sentences to build with the cards. There's also a response sheet for students to record and illustrate one of the sentences. And just for fun, there are 3 easy-to-make turkey pointers to encourage one-to-one match as the students read and check the sentences they build.
Click on the pic to download "Making Sentences: Turkey Talk" from my TPT store.

If you like this kind of activity for your pocket chart, click here for 7 more at my TPT store ... including another free set!
Do you have any other ideas for building sentences at the pocket chart sets that I can make for you?
If you leave your email with your idea and I decide to make the resource, I'll send it out to you at no charge!
Happy Teaching!



  1. This is awesome! Thanks so much! By the way, I'm having a giveaway that goes through today and would love it if you swung over. :) Happy Thanksgiving!

    Learning With Mrs. Leeby

  2. Hi Linda,
    Thank you for linking up on Manic Monday. I can use this as an intervention for a couple of my students.
    Artistry of Education

    1. I'm glad that you can use it, Mary! Happy Thanksgiving!

  3. This is TERRIFIC - thank you so much for the generous freebie :)
    I love pocket charts, too! I have a couple mini self-standing charts & I bought a new black chart (large) this year! Have a super week, Jen

  4. I love pocket charts, Jen! I remember when they only came in red and in blue ... primary colors because all primary classrooms were - uh, primary! :) It's nice to see that educational supply companies are finally responding to their changing market!
    Thanks for your comment - Happy Thanksgiving!

  5. ...and thank YOU, Fern, for graciously hosting it every week! :)


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