Engaging Faith: Practical lesson ideas and activities for Catholic Educators

June 10, 2009

Sentence Starters




Print and number (1-8) eight of the following sentences on the board. Ask the students to finish each sentence in writing. Shuffle a set of playing cards 1-8. Call on a student to draw a card and share his or her response to the number of sentence that was drawn.






  • Someday I hope to . . . 
  • It upsets me when . . . 
  • I admire people who . . . 
  • It is important to me that . . . 
  • I wish I could change  . . . 
  • Sometimes I wonder why . . . 
  • I am convinced that . . . 
  • I hope I never . . .
  • I am trying to improve my character by . . . 
  • People would like me better if . . . 
  • I am afraid that . . .
  • I get discouraged when . . .
  • When I don't get my way I . . .
  • I would like to tell _ that . . .
  • I'm sorry about . . . 
  • I am happiest when . . .
  • I complain a lot about . . .
  • The last time I cried I was . . . .
  • I definitely decided to . . . 
  • When I hurt someone, I . . .
  • I'm proud of ___ because . . . 
  • When people tease me, I . . . .


  • Adapted fromThe Faith Difference by Kieran Sawyer, SSND.

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