Welcome to our Authors and Artists blog! This is a web site for my "Budding Authors and Artists" (grades 1-2) and "Awesome Authors and Artists" (grades 3-6) to have a chance to showcase their work. Please feel free to leave any comments for these outstanding authors or their teacher!

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Snowflake Sentences

     We are off to a fabulous start in "Budding Authors and Artists," (grades 1-3)  and "Awesome Authors and Artists" (grades 3-6).   Our first assignment of every session is to learn how to develop a sentence into one that creates a perfectly clear picture in the reader's mind.   We start off with a basic sentence, one that is grammatically complete but very dull to read:
The snowflake falls.

     We then add:
~2 adjectives
~an adverb
~A "where" phrase or clause
~A "when" phrase or clause
~"Awesome" students are taught how to start a sentence with "Because."

     After peer editing, which included experimenting with placement of the phrases and clauses for the more advanced writers, the students came up with their final masterpieces.  The art aspect included the favorite activity of cutting a snowflake, and adding some glitter glue or stickers for fun.  Enjoy these samples across the grades!
 The special, pretty snowflake falls softly on my house at night.
Violet, 1st grade

Right when Santa's sleigh leaves, the shiny bright snowflake gracefully falls right at the edge of Santa's chilly home.
Kalea, 2nd grade

During Chinese New Year's Eve, the shiny, delicate snowflake smoothly falls in the cold, chilly air.
Sophia, 3rd grade

 Because it is Christmas Eve, the majestic, delicate snowflake falls on to the trees while the children look out the window.
Abigail, 4th grade

While the children are sleeping, the soft and gentle snowflake falls slowly in the early dawn.
Nikhil, 5th grade

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