Sentence Diagramming – You’re Going to Hollywood!
Sixth grade students in Mrs. Sheldon’s Writing Wheel are developing their understanding of language through the art of sentence diagramming. Not only do they learn where to place a word on the diagram, but they also process the purpose of each word and its function within the sentence. Through the creativity of the students, this fun activity became a friendly competition that resembled “America’s Got Talent.” Students nominated themselves as judges and determined if the “performer” could move forward or not. Several performers received the Golden Buzzer for excellence. “It was wonderful to see the students engage in their learning and they all asked when we could practice some more,” says Mrs. Sheldon. “This is the reward of teaching; I’m truly blessed!”