Get the conversation started! Get your kids thinking more critically and talking to each other about their learning! Kids need to be taught how to have academic conversations. These sentence frames provide students with the language they need to generate productive conversations about what they are reading, seeing, and learning. This set includes 39 sentence frames for whole group discussions, 21 sentence frames for small group discussions, and 12 sentence frames for small group reporting. These sentence frames gives kids the confidence to participate in academic conversations.You will be surprised at how quickly they catch on, how in depth the conversations become, and how easily even the shy students participate. After using these sentence frames, I found my students using this academic vocabulary even without the sentence cards! They totally love using them. These sentences encourage discourse, ask students to support their answers through text evidence, and give them the ability to disagree with others and offer their own ideas politely.