I created The Amazing Sentence Writer as a tool to help elementary-aged students write sentences with vocabulary words. In the form of a volvelle, it serves almost like a code breaker—you match the number of the vocabulary word on your homework list with a letter that will lead you to sentence prompts. All of the prompts relate back to the child, asking them to think about their unique answers and incorporate them into sentences, to play with language and see how words can go together to tell stories.


Here's an example:

If the word “odd” is number 4 and your vocabulary list and you matched it with the letter “N." You would then see these prompts: How old you were last year and your favorite flavor of ice cream. Let’s say this would lead you to write a sentence incorporating “odd” “eight” and “strawberry sorbet”—“Eight odd birds tried to take my strawberry sorbet!”