This worksheet is an excellent way to develop children’s use of sentence starters for writing. There are a number of activities that help children understand the effect their writing has on the reader, which can be taught in a single lesson or spread over a number of sessions.
There are images to give children ideas for their writing, and creative writing challenges based on sentence openers.
It’s a great way to revise previous learning, and to experiment with new ideas.
This primary resource is divided into five sections:
Look at the seven different versions of the same sentence, and list the seven different ways these sentences have been started.
Look at the seven different sentence starters and complete each one.
Look at the images and write two different sentences about each one. Find a different way to start each sentence.
Sort the words or phases that could be used to start a sentence into seven different groups and label each box. Add three examples of your own to each box.
What’s in the box? Imagine that you have received this package from an unknown sender. Write a story about the box and its contents. Remember to add different sentence starts to keep your writing interesting.
National Curriculum English programme of study links
- evaluate and edit by assessing the effectiveness of their own and others’ writing and suggesting improvements
- evaluate and edit by proposing changes to grammar and vocabulary to improve consistency, including the accurate use of pronouns in sentences