Here are some graphic organizers I made for my first grade class. They are designed to go with The Story Box first grade curriculum which is published by the Wright Group/McGraw-Hill, copyright 2001.
If you don’t have access to these books,you can still use these graphic organizers to teach sentence patterns to the students. Just throw the sentence patterns up on the board and then plug in all the different choices that they can put into the blanks. This exercise is great for teaching adjectives, verbs, nouns and grammar.
I like to brainstorm the vocabulary with the class before I choose about five to focus on. This helps the exercise be more authentic and memorable.
The three graphic organizers below go with the book, The Monster’s Party. The sentence pattern is, I can _____ . Teach about the difference between nouns and verbs and how action verbs are different.
The group below is tailored to go with the book, To Town. The sentence pattern is, I will go to _______ on my _______ , my ______ _______ .
This graphic organizer goes with the book, The Farm Concert. The sentence pattern is, “________ , _________ ” went the ________ .
Once you understand how to create these type of graphic organizers, it is easy to do for just about any literacy related activity.