Making Complete Sentences with Roll a Sentence (FREE Printable Included)

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ALuv {currently end of Kindergarten} and I have been working just a bit on making complete sentences (requiring only a subject and verb).  I was greatly inspired by Jana of Thinking Out Loud.  Her lesson plan and video are amazing, by the way!  You’ve just got to check it out!

What is a complete sentence for kidsWe talked about making complete setences; that they need a WHO (a subject) and a DID WHAT (a verb). I made up a sentence sort for him, similar to Jana’s. ALuv color-coded the WHO and the DID WHAT with red and blue markers, then sorted them as complete or incomplete sentences.

Roll A Sentence in Action

On another day, we used our new educational dice for some sentence fun.  We reviewed first by re-sorting our who + did what sentences. I created some WHO and DID WHAT inserts for the dice. You will find the FREE download at the end of this post.

I modeled a time or two for him and then ALuv rolled away (all my WHO inserts were put in my red die & DID WHAT inserts in the blue die).

rolling educational dice to make sentences
After rolling each die,

recording complete sentenceshe used Jana’s recording sheet (found on Jana’s blog) and wrote each sentence down, then read it aloud.  He needed a few reminders that a complete sentence needs: A capital letter, a complete thought, and punctuation.


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  1. Again, wonderful! Your children are so lucky to have you, and we are all lucky you are so sharing! Caroly.

  2. I love the sentence cubes! I am going to share this with my teachers when we go back to school. I am also going to link this post in my Crafting Sentences post as another way to help students build sentences.

    Thinking Out Loud

  3. I love this idea! Thanks so much for sharing the printable. We have those cubes so I’ll definitely have to pin this and print your cards! Thanks for sharing at the Sunday Showcase!

  4. Kathy in stl says:

    I am apparently really late to the party, but i have “liked” you on fb and now i’m not sure where to go to get the download pack? Thanks!

  5. Thank you for the dice. Can’t wait to use them.


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