I saw this idea in an airline magazine and decided I would give it a try! The idea is you print out a sheet for each child and you ask them to create a sentence by circling the words on the sheet. They can add any word they like. They need to put directional arrows so you can follow their thinking. I have tried it with a couple of classes prior to teaching them and the kids responded very positively. Allowing them to add own words and drawings is crucial though. Gave me a good insight into kids before I had even taught them and hopefully it told the kids something about me too!