Sentence Stems – In writing and/or in speech (verbally), give the child several sentence stems or prompts and have them consolidate the sentences. Make some simple and some long enough that the child will have to adapt it to make them make sense. Overall, the revisions should be shorter, or more concise.
(1) If I could go anywhere, I would go to Hawaii, Italy, Australia, and Japan. I have been to Great Britain, Mexico, and Canada.
Although I have been to several countries, I would most like to go to Hawaii.
(2) My favorite foods are spaghetti and meatballs, mangos, jambalaya, and corn on the cob. My mom makes a great cheesecake.
My favorite main course is jambalaya, followed by my mom’s delicious homemade cheesecake for dessert.
(3) Bicycles are great for exercise but I like them better for play – like riding on BMX tracks and doing jumps and tricks like 360s.
Bicycles can be used for sport, exercise, and play.