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Spaced Out!
Space Sentences Correctly

Prerequisite Skill

None Assigned

Materials and Preparation

  • Guided Practice Worksheet: Space Sentences Correctly 

  • Independent Practice Worksheet: Space Sentences Correctly Sentence strips with correctly and incorrectly spaced sentences

Learning Objectives

Students will correctly space sentences, understanding the importance of spaces to facilitate reading.

Introduction (5 minutes)

Begin with a question: "Why do you think spaces are important in sentences?" Show three sentence strips with correctly and incorrectly spaced sentences. Emphasize the key idea: In a sentence, spaces help understand where one word ends and the next begins. Display the sentence: "My dog likes toys," and compare it to incorrect spacing examples: "M y d og like s toy s."

Explicit Instruction/Teacher modeling (10 minutes)

Learn with an Example: Read aloud the sentence: "Jack is so happy!" Explain the importance of correct spacing for readability. Emphasize that the right spacing makes a sentence easy to read.

Guided Practice (5 minutes)

Distribute the Guided Practice Worksheet: Space Sentences Correctly. Students work in pairs or groups to circle sentences with correct spacing.

Independent Practice (10 minutes)

Distribute the Independent Practice Worksheet: Space Sentences Correctly. Students independently circle sentences with correct spacing. Monitor for misconceptions and intervention needs.

Differentiation

Support

Some students may struggle with understanding the need for spaces in sentences.

Extension

Provide extension activities for students who grasp the concept quickly, such as creating their sentences with correct spacing.

Assessment (5 minutes)

Assess student understanding through observations during guided and independent practice, as well as through the exit ticket.

Review and closing (5 minutes)

Summarize the importance of correct spacing in sentences for readability and comprehension.

Misconceptions

Some students may struggle with understanding the need for spaces in sentences.

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