If you’re looking for a literacy activity to use with your garden theme, our free pocket chart sentences are for you!
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When I asked my readers what spring theme they most wanted to see, the majority voted for a Spring Plants & Garden theme pack. I created 300 pages of printable books, learning centers, activity sheets, and more.
Each of my theme packs comes with a large assortment of picture cards and pocket chart sentences – all featuring real photographs. I like to take a small sample from each new pack to give away as a freebie.
Enjoy these printable sentences to use with your garden theme!
To do the activity, simply print the pocket chart sentences from the download at the end of this post. I like to use this cardstock rather than plain paper.
Then pull out your pocket chart (we love this one).
When we’re ready to get started, I like to put all the plain words in one pile (pictured above) and all the words with images in another pile.
Here’s how the activity sounded:
“We’re going to build sentences about the garden. Each sentence will say something like this ‘This potato is from my garden.’ You can choose the vegetable for each sentence. Let’s get started! Where is this?”
“I don’t know what it starts with.”
“Remember our song from the CD in the car? ‘T-h, t-h, goes, /th/, /th/. You put your tongue between your teeth and blow. Th, th, goes, /th/, /th/.’ Find the word that starts with the letters ‘th.'”
“Here it is!”
“Great! Put it up on the highest row you can reach. Now choose a vegetable.”
“I want to do radish.”
“This radish IS… can you find is?”
“Here it is.”
“Great job! You found that one fast. This radish is FROM… where is from?”
“/f/, /f/, from. This is from.”
“Good work using that beginning sound. Next we need the word my. This radish is from MY.”
“This word says my.”
“Last word – garden!”
“/g/, /g/, garden. This says garden.”
“Way to go! Now use this pointer to read your sentence back to me.”
We kept building sentences until my Four was ready to be finished.
My preschooler isn’t reading much yet, as he lacks a solid phonics foundation.
But our focus with this activity was to develop his pre-reading skills … distinguishing between letters, words, and sentences; putting a space between words; and reading from left to right.
Get your free gardening pocket chart sentences!
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Spring Theme for Pre-K/K
This 300-page theme pack has a huge variety of activities for your spring seeds, plants, and gardening unit in preschool or kindergarten! You’ll get printable vocabulary cards and nonfiction books with real photos, emergent readers that your learners can read and color, clip cards, beginning reading games, printable math centers, activity pages, and more!