Are your young students at the stage where they are ready to take the leap from tracing individual words to tracing sentences?
Do they also like things to be a bit silly?
Well, you’re in for a treat!
I’m thrilled to introduce you to this new worksheet packet – Sentence Tracing Worksheets – a fantastic resource designed to make this transition smooth and fun for your kiddo.
As a homeschooling parent myself, I understand the need for engaging learning tools to draw kids in. These free worksheets are colorful (yes they can be printed in black & white) which always gets a kid’s attention.
The sheets also practice several different skills – tracing, fine motor skills, reading skills, reading comprehension, and language skills!
So, let’s dive in and explore how these worksheets, available for free, can bring a touch of enchantment to your language lessons while nurturing those budding sentence-building skills!
****Don’t stress. The link to download these printables is at the bottom of this post. There are very simple directions and none of them have anything to do with your email list 🙂
Check Out Your Tracing Sentences Worksheet Packet!
These sentence worksheets start with traceable words that your student can read!
I put a lot of effort into making sure your 1st grade and kindergarten students can actually read the sentences they are tracing.
The only sight words your student should come across are “the” and “she.” And depending on where your student is in their phonics lessons, they might already know those!
To complete the worksheet, have your student carefully trace each of the sentences. The next step is to ask the student if the sentences match the pictures they are next to.
They should say – “nope!”
Then tell the student to draw lines matching each sentence and picture.
A great way to get your kid excited about reading and tracing these sentences is to ask them to act out each sentence.
Kids at this age love to pop out of their chairs and do something a little bit silly. It will also help you to see that they understand the words and that they can match them to the correct picture.
Of course, you also want to be monitoring handwriting skills as the student works their way through the sheet.
Make sure the student has a sharp pencil that is the appropriate size for their hand. Do not expect perfection, but praise all efforts and improvement!
The next worksheet provides additional practice for tracing, reading, and matching.
If the student is easily completing the worksheet, use the time to work on some sentence structure questions.
For example, you might ask if these are complete sentences.
How can we know if they are complete?
These are skills they will need later in 2nd and 3rd grade, but it’s never too early to plant the seeds and start the conversation.
This next worksheet is so cute, and it will be sure to get a giggle from your kiddo!
It will also be a great way for you to take note of their comprehension skills.
When they trace and read “The mug is hot,” do they immediately draw a line to the first cup in the column of pictures?
Be sure to tell your student to take their time and read every word as they trace.
This last sheet is another fun one that features a running pig!
It also has a sentence that is so long, it needed two lines!
Tell the student again to carefully trace and read each sentence. Then make sure they draw lines to the appropriate image.
If you have a hard time telling which image they drew a line to, encourage the student to use a different colored pencil or crayon for each line.
This helps with the “bowl of spaghetti” that matching worksheets can sometimes resemble.
Click the above text link/image link to get access to the pdf file for the sentences worksheets. No email address or other personal information is required!
I hope that you and your student get a lot out of these writing sentences worksheets and they slide right into your lesson plans.
This set of simple handwriting practice sheets does not have to be completed in any “correct order.” Consider having your child choose which one he/she wants to do first.
That can be a fun way to get them engaged and excited to trace – and eventually to write their own sentences.
If you are looking for more kindergarten writing worksheets, be sure to check out the below posts: