Expanding Sentences Game



Expanding sentences is a key skill students need to master to extend their individual sentence writing skills. We want students to move past simple sentences into more complex and detailed sentences. But, they won’t get there unless we explicitly teach them what we want.  And why not make it into a game?

This resource includes differentiated gameplay working on expanding sentences.  This product includes teaching posters for preteaching the concept of expanding sentences to ensure student understanding. Visual student bookmarks are also included to provide an additional scaffold during gameplay. Student-friendly directions will insure all students can access the materials independently during centers. For student accountability, two differentiated recording sheets are also provided. The sentence expansiont game also includes several variations and extensions to provide multiple practice opportunities for students of all ability levels. Additionally, this low-prep resource includes blank templates to allow for full customization of the sentences students read during gameplay. 

This resource is for you if you are in need of a low-prep product that provides ALL materials needed to successfully practice sentence expansion through: 


*Visual Skill Reminder Bookmarks

*Variety of Independent Practice

* And most of all… multiple ways to provide different levels of skill scaffolding to ensure this is adaptable to students of ALL ABILITY LEVELS.

This resource includes:

  • Visual teaching posters
  • Visual student bookmarks
  • Student-friendly directions 
  • Printable board game templates (2 variations)
  • Student recording sheets (basic and advanced versions) 
  • Sentence game cards 
  • Blank version of cards for customization 

Setup is QUICK and EASY – just print, laminate (if you wish) and GO

Benefits of this resource:

  • Your students will be able to expand basic sentences into more complex ones, boosting their sentence writing skills 
  • Differentiation is built in- no need to pull materials from different sources 
  • LOW PREP – print and go! 
  • Academically engaging
  • Recording sheet for student accountability and formative assessment

Who should purchase this resource?

  • Teachers looking for ALL IN ONE,  LOW-PREP resources that are both engaging and beneficial for student learning. 
  • Teachers looking for resources that can easily be differentiated for learners of all abilities. 
  • Teachers looking for activities that support student understanding of sentence structure and improve writing skills

Standards & Topics Covered


“Produce, expand, and rearrange complete simple and compound sentences (e.g., The boy watched the movie; The little boy watched the movie; The action movie was watched by the little boy).”

Teacher Friendly! Just print and go!


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