Stretch a Sentence
Stretch a sentence is as great way to expand on those very boring, simple sentences that need more details. Great for Level 1 and Level 2-1 especially (could be used for upper levels as well).
First, start out with a subject: The girl
Doing what? The girl ran
When? The girl ran this morning
Where? The girl ran this morning at the gym
Why? The girl ran this morning at the gym because she woke up early.
Feel free to modify and edit in any way necessary for your class. Some ideas to get started for subject, verb, and where could include…
Who: The girl, boy, mom, cat, grandma, superhero, fish, child, umpire, swimmer, etc.
Doing what: running, kicking, laughing, smelling, falling, listening, watching, etc.
Where: at the beach, office, park, swimming pool, garden, concert, bank, post office, etc.
Feel free to print the PDF for your classroom.