Sentence Stems for Cognitive Thinking-Grades 4-10/ESL/Differentiation {CCSS}

Sentence Stems for Cognitive Thinking-Grades 4-10/ESL/Differentiation {CCSS}
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Common Core Standards
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145 KB|8 pages
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✍ When I first meet a group of students, I always want to see their writing and hear them converse with their peers. It is essential to me to know their skill set in the beginning, middle, and end of the year. 

Some students need a good reinforcement of how to respond in writing and speaking situations, whether it be because they are struggling readers/writers, ELLs, have IEPs that require accommodations/scaffolds...whatever it may be, this is a handy little pair of products that can support you in that. 

✍ What you get:

A set of 20 task cards with sentence stems on them. The skills covered are: 

  • Interpreting
  • Self-Checking
  • Clarifying
  • Analyzing Author Choices
  • Reflecting
  • Connecting
  • Evaluating
  • Planning
  • Recalling
  • Asking Questions
  • Making Predictions
  • Visualizing
  • Summarizing
  • Aligning
  • Introducing
  • Making Conclusions
  • Giving Examples
  • Showing an Outcome
  • Presenting Background
  • Presenting Another's Ideas

Each card has between 4-8 stems on it.

You may even find the task cards useful in everyday classroom conversations!

Also included are two blank worksheets that can be used for students to select five sentence stems and respond to a piece of fiction or non-fiction. 

This assignment can be used at your discretion for alternate assignments, differentiation, small groups, in lieu of book reports, etc. 

Please see preview for examples! 

I hope these products are useful in your classroom!


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8 pages
Answer Key
Does not apply
Teaching Duration
Lifelong tool
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