Back to School -Sentence Starters - ESL - Writing Prompts - ESL curriculum

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Are you wanting to get to know your students better this year? These 50 Back to School Sentence Starters provide a low-stress way for young writers to practice writing complete sentences and give you information about each of your new students.

Our sentence prompts are open-ended requiring your students to use higher-order thinking skills while practicing their writing. Provide your students the opportunities to write creatively with 50 Back-to-School sentence starters.

This great ELA unit has 50 BTS sentence starters to get your students writing. You can learn about your students as they complete these open-ended writing pieces. Let your students pick the sentence starter that will get them engaged in writing or choose one for the whole class.

Each sentence starter is printed on an individual card and on lined paper.

Simply copy, cut, and write!

We have included black lines for the following:

  • sentence starter word wall cards
  • individual lined papers for each sentence starter

In addition, our activities and ideas provide fun and interest so your students learn through hands-on experiences. No more searching for writing prompts or sentence starters. This unit is ready to go to work for you!

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Super Sentence Starter Bundle This powerful bundle of sentence starters might be right for you if you teach:

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Use a combination of drawing, dictating, and writing to compose opinion pieces in which they tell a reader the topic or the name of the book they are writing about and state an opinion or preference about the topic or book (e.g., My favorite book is...).
With guidance and support from adults, focus on a topic, respond to questions and suggestions from peers, and add details to strengthen writing as needed.
Write opinion pieces in which they introduce the topic or book they are writing about, state an opinion, supply reasons that support the opinion, use linking words (e.g., because, and, also) to connect opinion and reasons, and provide a concluding statement or section.
Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons and information.
Provide logically ordered reasons that are supported by facts and details.


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