I made a huge chart (no picture sorry) that said If I was a dinosaur.....and had boxes that said live, eat, look, etc.
I modeled first by saying..if I was a dinosaur I would be green, have spikes, 4 legs. I would live near the water and eat fish.
Then I modeled how to follow what we wrote and create my picture. After, I modeled how to write each sentence.
The kiddos did great!!
If I was a dinosaur, I will live in the woods. I will be green.
If I was a dinosaur, I would eat fish and I would eat another dinosaur. I go to the woods. I would be red.
If I was a dinosaur, I would be purple. I would have nine legs. (Whoa!)
If I was a dinosaur, I would be yellow. I would have four legs. I would have four teeth. I would have sharp teeth. (She finished on the back---check out those teeth!)
(This kid can spell and read anything you give him---so everything is spelled correctly. No inventive spelling here!) He would live by the playground and be heavy!
I created a little sheet for you. Click on the picture to grab it!