This Picture Frame Writing Support is a resource that I have found to be a very useful tool for supporting struggling students. Students are given a picture frame with a sentence frame insert. They are initially shown how to use it and provided with a review of the words in the word box. After that students begin becoming more independent with it and are able to start writing sentences on their own while you continue to support them and work with the rest of the class. Students begin gaining confidence and begin feeling more successful at writing.
There are four different writing frame inserts to use with a 3 1/2" x 5" frame. The frames very in level of difficulty, they begin with having students write simple "I see," "I like," and "I have" sentences and end with students working towards writing a simple story. This set also includes complete directions for using the frames.