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From Sentence to Narrative

by Marilyn M. Toomey

Item: 9780923573294

Age Group: Ages 4 thru 8

Format: spiral bound
Pages: 115

From Sentence to Narrative will help you lead students to move from talking in sentences to formulating sentence combinations, writing paragraphs and re-telling stories. Experience the satisfaction of knowing that you’ve given students tools to take with themselves as they continue on their path toward more complex language and literacy!

As your students become more proficient in expressing themselves you’ll need more challenging materials and activities to help them move forward.

This book gives you what you need to help your students combine their sentences into more elaborate and complex spoken or written passages.

You’ll begin by helping students develop passages that will give them a foundation for constructing personal narratives.

Move on to combining sentences to form simple cohesive sentence combinations. Then, help students build simple expository passages as they compare similar items.

Finally, students will delight in their ability to re-tell stories. Under your directions students will listen to a story then respond to your prompts to re-tell the story, step by step. Minimise you prompts until your student needs only to see the pictures in order to generate the sentences that tell the story!

Guide students to develop or reconstruct sentences by offering them prompts. Students look at picture pages as you use guide pages to help students do this.

Using this interactive pattern students will “practice” telling a lot of information about themselves, family members, friends or special events in their own lives.

or... Build narratives telling about complex events.

Help your students to develop simple expository passages telling of familiar things. Use helpful guides to trigger sentences about different features of animals, foods and more!

Use dozens of useful lessons to help students build simple multi sentence passages, a skill most important for literacy development ...

and to tell how things are the same, yet different ...

Guide your students to retell stories offering structure and prompts to help them move from one sentence to the next. Once again, using this interactive method, you'll help students to retell the events of simple stories in logical order.

Have fun and enjoy the “rewards” you’ll hear lesson after lesson!

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