I have created a new unit on writing sentences that is on my teacher store (price $4.50).
I love this unit because it covers more than one skill. Dr. Dolch compiled the most commonly used nouns in children’s literature, and that is what I have based my unit on. Students read and write using a new noun with each worksheet. As there are 95 nouns, I have created 95 worksheets–enough for an entire school year!
Writing is a skill, and it needs to be practiced regularly. There is a big difference between dictating a good sentence, and actually writing one. These sheets focus on writing sentences, and then editing them. It is a simple concept, but if students practice writing on a regular basis, they will really start to improve and be more conscientious of the process. This should also help students when it comes to the short constructed response portion on state testing–an area where students often fall short.
Hop on over to my store if you are interested!