Sentence frames or stems provide language support for students' writing and participation in academic discussions. As a scaffold for students to start and structure an explanation, sentence frames help all students develop more fluent Foundational Writing Skills and, in particular, allow students with varying English proficiency to use more complex Syntax and academic Vocabulary.
Watch how this teacher uses sentence frames to allow all students to participate in a discussion. By having these scaffolds, students can share their thinking and ask questions while feeling supported by their peers and teacher.
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