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Letter, Words, & Sentences

My little kindergartners will be starting with me next week.  I have all their assessments completed and am about ready to begin!  

It is exciting to get to work with kindergartners.  Their enthusiasm and energy is boundless.  They can just soak up everything and their comments are the sweetest!

As I begin to prepare having groups next week, I am thinking about what this particular group will need.  As always, it takes some little ones a bit longer to understand the difference between letters, words, and sentences.  Even when these are printed on separate cards, some are just stumped.  So that is when it is time to get out our center to get in some more practice.

I just use chart paper and ribbon for my chart in the center.  I like to use ribbon rather than tapes.  It is so much easier to use.  Put a little glue on the ends, glue down the the headers and send it through the laminator.  

Here is the center activity and the box to hold the letters, words, and sentences.  This type of sort can be so helpful to students that need to learn the differences between the three.  

If you don't want to make your own, click any picture or click here and you can find mine!

Happy Friday!!


  1. Great idea. I always love your explanations and pictures- they are so helpful!

    Everyone deServes to Learn

  2. It's an activity I think I can even use with my 1st Graders the 1st week-thank you for sharing! :)


  3. Love this activity- it really helps give you an idea of what those little students actually understand about the differences! Your ribbon is so fun too! :)
    Learning to the Core

  4. That's a really good idea, Lori. Simple but effective!

  5. Lori
    Great idea ! What are you using for your chart ?
    It looks like a board to me.

  6. Even first graders struggle with this! Your hands-on approach makes lots of sense.
    ❀ Tammy
    Forever in First

  7. Thanks Maria! That is so nice of you to say!

  8. You are welcome, Miss Trayers! We always have a few students who need a bit of help with this concept, don't we? :)

  9. Thank you Aylin! I liked the ribbon too. Ribbon is so much easier to work with for me than sticky tape! :)

  10. Thank you Barbara! The sort seems to help those that are having difficulty telling the difference between letters, words, and sentences.

  11. Wendy, the chart is just a big piece of white chart paper. I laid it on my floor to get a better picture of it. :)

  12. Thanks Tammy! Yes, we get some firsties that struggle with this concept too. :)


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