These free pocket chart sentences will help your preschooler learn some basic Fall vocabulary. We hope you have fun with them!
We love pocket chart sentences for quite a few reasons!
- They teach basic concepts and vocabulary.
- They help my preschooler learn concepts of print.
- They’re FUN!
First, I printed and cut apart the sentences.
My Three loved sorting the word I, see, and the. He could read I, of course, and with some help remembered the word see.
The word the, however, was a tricky one- especially without a beginning sound clue. He constantly needed me to tell him what the word was.
But that’s perfectly fine. Since he’s really not ready for readin yet, my purpose for this activity was to build concepts of print: specifically, the understanding that each printed word represents one spoken word.
He chose a Fall word to complete his first sentence.
Next, he put the words on the pocket chart in the order that I gave him. “We’re going to make the sentence I see the crow. Let’s put up the “I” first. Now can you find “see”? Here’s the word “the.” Now it’s time for your Fall word and picture.”
When my Three put the words up, he wanted to cram them all together, but I pulled them apart so he could see each individual word.
Look at that smile! He loves “reading” with our new pointer.
After he made and read three sentences with me, he was tired. So I built the rest of the sentences while he watched. (And a certain little one-year-old had to have a turn! I just love hearing her nonsense words as she pretends to read.)
Finally, my Three “read” all the sentences himself using the pointer and picture clues.
I just love how pocket chart sentences reinforce concepts of print and build vocabulary all at the same time! (Plus, they’re a great confidence booster!)
Want to build more Fall vocabulary? Check out our book lists!
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All I can say is, “Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!” Your materials are soooo on point and exactly what my brain is thinking, but can usually never find. Please keep moving forward with your very important work….you are helping more children learn and enjoy education more than you could ever know.:)
Thank you SO much for your kind words and encouragement, Toni!
Thank you fir the freebie it was great. My little one loved it.
You’re very welcome, Angela! I’m glad your child liked it!
Hi ! Love your work and activities so much. I am planning to buy a pocket chart . Which would be better the standard pocket chart or a tabletop pocket chart ?
Hello, Pratibha! If you have space, I recommend a wall pocket chart. I have heard good things about the tabletop ones but have not personally used them. I like the convenience idea, but I also know they don’t have as much space.