Sentence Writing Prompts
Learning to write sentences and practicing writing them can be fun! First, you need to know a few basic rules of writing a proper sentence.
- It must start with a capital letter.
- It must end with punctuation.
- It must have a subject and a predicate.
This is the noun and the verb in the sentence. Once you have these rules down, here’s a fun way to practice writing sentences by using sentence prompts.
- Write down, or have someone else write down, a bunch of subjects, or nouns. This is who or what the sentence is about. It can be anything: the chairs, the old house, the goose, Mr. Puddle, the dog, etc.
- Write down, or have someone else write down, a bunch of predicates, or verbs. This is the action in the sentence. Again, it can be anything so make it interesting! You might use one of the following: went on the rollercoaster, flew through the air, cried like a baby, whirled around and around.
- One way to do it is to choose a subject and predicate and simply put them together. Mr. Puddle cried like a baby. The dog went on the rollercoaster.
- Another option is to use only one subject or one predicate and write the rest of the sentence yourself. If you’re working in a group, have everyone try it out and see what the group comes up with! You might end up with something like this: The old house creaked as we walked across the floor. The old house was too scary to enter. The old house was fixed up by the neighbors.
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