It can be hard to teach students how to expand their sentences. This book, A Cow on the Couch by Glen A. Penrod, is the perfect lesson introduction to teach students to lengthen their sentences. Read below to learn more about it and download a free copy of my expanding sentences activity!
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I was recently sent a copy of Glen Penrod’s picture book, A Cow on the Couch. I’ll be honest, I wasn’t quite sure what to expect. When the book arrived, I quickly sat down to read it and was thrilled at what I found. This book is perfect for teaching students how to expand sentences.
I won’t give the book away, but let’s just say two children tell Mr. Brown about a “situation.” As he asks them questions, they expand their sentence. I’m telling you, it makes the perfect introduction to a lesson on asking questions and expanding sentences.
I couldn’t resist making a free printable to go with it!
Read the book, and then have students expand their sentences by asking the same questions as Mr. Brown!
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Do you know any other great picture books for teaching students to ask questions and expand sentences? Let us know in the comments below!