This product contains two resources that can be glued into a writer's interactive notebook. Support your English language learners and special education students by providing examples of the language to be used with certain types of thoughts. The thought pattern practiced in this resource is the sequencing or ordering thought pattern. When students are given the task of writing personal narratives, stories, summaries, or journals, students that struggle with writing can refer to these resources for exposure to the language the thought pattern requires.
The Order or Sequence Thought Pattern Sentence Stems are excellent ways to differentiate for all of our special populations. Make sure you do practice using them first by modeling to the class how they might fill them in. You can check out my Building Paragraphs with Pixar Short-Films
product in my store for a quick, engaging lesson where your students can practice using this resource. It’s FREE! These can be glued into an interactive notebook as a whole page or individually with various examples written underneath. They can also be laminated for use in a center or a supplemental aid folder.
The Order or Sequence Thought Pattern resource is meant for students to understand that certain words within the different parts of speech (conjunctive adverbs, coordinate conjunctions, and subordinate conjunctions) are meant for a certain task. So, this resource basically categorizes ALL those words they are supposed to remember to be using as transitions so writing isn’t choppy and aimless. Well, okay, this list is not definitive, but you can always add words to the categories. Students can pencil them into the boxes or add sticky notes as they find more and more transitional words that they may use when ordering or sequencing thoughts or ideas. A brief explanation, questioning techniques, and an example is provided.
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