Academic language is much more than just the vocabulary of the subject area being taught.
It includes understanding and being able to produce complex sentences utilizing the key vocabulary of the subject area as well as functional words and phrases that show comparison, sequencing, description, cause and effect, and more.
Cut around the dice and fold over the grey tabs on the dice. Tacky glue glues really well and very fast, that is why it is my favorite glue.
Double-sided tape will work, too, but it’ll be harder to press on each corner to be sure it won’t come apart in time.
To play the game, pick one subject, verb and predicate die and roll.
Creative Writing Sentence Starters
Arrange them in that order, read the sentence and take time to think about the sentence. Taking the time to be writing sentence starters will help kids practice penmanship and also start thinking about sentences, paragraphs and stories.
This list of sentence starters done necessarily create a complete sentence, but they sure get your thoughts rolling in that direction.
I printed these in three different colored cardstock papers to differentiate the subject, the verb and the predicate.
Sentence Frames Sentence frames provide an opportunity for students to use key vocabulary while providing a structure that may be higher than what they could produce on their own.
For example, if students are to compare two ocean creatures, they might say something like "Whales have lungs, but fish have gills." In the preceding sentence, the simple frame is "______ have ________, but _______ have _______.