Common Core Alignment:CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RF.K.1c Understand that words are separated by spaces in print.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RF.1.1a Recognize the distinguishing features of a sentence (e.g., first word, capitalization, ending punctuation).
The app is called Sentence Builder and it is free- check it out here. My goal with this activity was to get my students to recreate a sentence, making sure to include the necessary parts of a sentence and to write a sentence with all the necessary parts without my help. This app helped my students accomplish this goal in an engaging way. There are 2 different levels and one "create your own" version on the app. Each of the two levels has 5 different pictures- Level 1 has only the words in the stated sentence, while Level 2 has other words as well as variations of the words (different endings, lowercase vs uppercase, etc.) which was more challenging for my little friends, but a great way to push them to find the right words, especially since we have doing a lot of work on adding endings to root words! After selecting a level and a picture, a sentence is read to the students and then they move the words into the right order on the screen. They can then see if they are right by clicking the checkmark- it claps if you are right and makes a different sound when wrong.