For the next 4 weeks I'll be participating in a TPT Seller Challenge, hosted by 4 great bloggers (see their links at the end of this post).
This week's challenge is to take a product, and make it even better. I'm really excited to participate, because that's exactly what I've been working on for the last 6 weeks or so.
Over the last year, I've made 38 sentence picture match activities - wow! When I first began making them, they were 10-12 pages, included 12 sentences and pictures to match, 1-2 vocabulary pages, 1-2 follow up worksheets, a leveled list of sight words used, and of course, directions. They make awesome reading centers, and when I taught kindergarteners, they LOVED them.
Recently I decided to add a little more to my sentence picture match sets, and I've been working at it. My current and revised sets have 18 sentences and pictures to match, including more diverse reading levels, so teachers can choose the sentences that are just right for each student or reading group, challenging but not overwhelming readers with different skill levels. I've also been enlarging the graphics to make them more appealing to kiddos, adding thematic writing paper, and a greater variety of worksheets that cover even more skills. I think these are good changes!
One of my sets that I needed to update was this one:
Next, I added 6 more sentences and pictures, including a couple of questions. The extra sentences added the following words: this, police, trash, green, have, you, ever, been, in, taxi, cab, some, call, these, love, bugs, five, road, signs. Many of these are sight words, but others are transportation vocabulary words, and are included on the vocabulary posters - supporting students as they decode each sentence. The enhanced vocabulary pages also work well with the thematic writing paper I added. I chose to use a fire truck picture on the writing paper, so it can be used with a transportation, community helpers, or fire safety theme.
Here is the resulting update:
As part of the makeover challenge, I'm putting this product and all 38 of my sentence picture match activities on sale for the next 4 days, through Friday June 19th. If you are a bargain hunter (and who isn't?!) you may want to consider getting my other sentence picture match products at lower prices before I update them. You can always re-download for free on TeachersPayTeachers, getting improved products at no extra cost! To find out if any of your purchases have been updated, go to the My Purchases tab. Updates will have a red message below them that says Newly Revised Re-download.
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