Complex Sentences Grade 1 and 2

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This product encourages students to write better, stronger, richer complex sentences using a visual prompt. The 1st and 2nd slide can be projected onto a board or printed out as task cards.



What’s included:

This PDF contains:

A slide that helps students to remember to include details in their sentences and try to paint a picture with words, including verbs, adjectives, nouns. There is also a large image to help students when writing their complex sentences.

A sheet where the student writes two simple sentences. They choose one to be better. Richer and stronger.

They then have a closer look at the image and break it down into

Who – using a maximum of 4 adjectives to describe what they can see.

What– what did they do? Adverb- describing how they did it.

When it is happening

Where it happened

Why it happened

How it happened or how the main character feels.

This can be printed onto A3 paper.

The following 2 slides is the same as the above slide but divided into 2, so that if these are printed out they can be pasted into student workbooks side by side. Or print out again on A3 and have students work with a partner on the sheets.

A suggested list of assessment strategies that can be used.

Relevant Grammar and Punctuation NSW English Outcome and Literacy Progressions.

Success criteria to remind students what they can do.

Assessment checklist . There are opportunities for students to demonstrate their knowledge 3 times.

 Use this resource for

✔ Homework

✔ Morning Work

✔ Literacy Centres

✔ Early Finisher Tasks

✔ Sentence Intervention


What educators are saying

“My students enjoyed developing their sentences in their writing. This resource helped provide support to engage them in developing their writing. ”— Kim H.”



Please read my TOU that is included in this document first, as many questions are answered there. This is for use by one teacher in one classroom. If you would like to share with your colleagues, PLEASE purchase a multiple license. Thank you 🙂  

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