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Four levels of math talks sentence frames (pre-lit, beginner, intermediate, and advanced) in three different formats (color handout, black/white handout, cut-apart black/white). These sentence frames help English learners to compose spoken and written responses for Which One Doesn't Belong activity sets.
Sentence frame by language level:
(Drawing box) This is my picture of which one doesn't belong.
_______ doesn’t belong because _____________.
The picture with _______ doesn’t belong because it _________ but the other pictures_________.
The problem showing _______doesn’t belong because _________but the other problems ____________.
The Why Behind the Worksheet
During math talks, many students who are continuing to develop academic English benefit from using sentence frames to help structure their spoken and written responses.
These simple sentence frames at four different levels (pre-lit through advanced) can be used in multiple ways and for multiple purposes during math talks. Even beginner English learners with no oral language or writing skills can participate in rigorous mathematical thinking by using the picture recording page to document their reasoning.
Instructors can utilize this resource to: