Match the pictures and words. Roll a die, count the words and make a sentence with that word. Do this with each page.
In Grade 1: Write the sentence or chosen word at the top of a page and draw a descriptive illustration. (Write difficult words on a separate page for the learner to copy when writing his/her sentences.)
In Grade 2: Try to use more than one word in a sentence. E.g. The ant ran across the axe and the apple.