Sentence Expansion Wheel (sentence fluency) Graphic Organizer & Mini-Lesson

In this graphic organizer, students include more information to expand and refine sentences. See Full Product Description.

Number of pages: 2 Subject: Traits of Writing Grade: 2 - 4 Type: Graphic Organizers Author: Jennifer Jacobson Common Core: Language, Writing File Size: 538 KB

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In this graphic organizer, students include more information to expand and refine sentences. Explain that a single sentence can hold a great deal of information. To strengthen students' understanding of what constitutes a strong sentence, write a short sentence on the board. Read the sentence aloud then ask a series of questions designed to gather information from the sentence. Examples are included with the usage suggestions for the organizer.

Common Core Alignment

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.W.2
  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.W.4
  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.L.1
  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.2.5
  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.3.2a
  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.3.4
  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.3.1a
  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.3.3a
  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.4.2a
  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.4.4
  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.4.3a
Teaching Tips

Encourage students to choose a short sentence from their own writing and then use the organizer to expand it.

Use this resource on your interactive whiteboard.

- Use this organizer during a writer’s workshop mini lesson during the editing stage to assist students with expanding simple sentences. Model on the Smartboard, and then have students practice on their own or with a writing partner.

Download this resource for:

SMARTBOARD – .notebook

PROMETHEAN – .flipchart

Go to the Interactive Whiteboard Resource Page