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 Composition and, in particular, allow students with varying English proficiency to use more complex Syntax and academic Vocabulary.
Watch how this teacher uses sentence frames and graphic organizers to support English Learners during a rich content class activity. By having these scaffolds, students can share their thinking and ask questions while feeling supported by their peers and teacher.
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Starting at 1:38, learn how Word Raider incorporates sentence frames to support students in using new academic Vocabulary.
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