Young writers must gain proficiency in oral academic language. Oral academic language is much more than just the vocabulary of the subject area being taught. Students need to understand and be able to produce complex sentences utilizing the key vocabulary of the subject area.
Sentence Starters for Young Writers will 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. The sentence starters only begin with the idea, and students must complete the idea from there. These sentence starters can be used for whole group, small group, or literacy center responses.
There are two components to the "Sentence Starters for Young Writers":
-Reading Sentence Starters
-Basic Sentence Starters
*Note the sentence starters can be filled in with any content.