Monday, January 2, 2023

FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON - “Academic Talk Sentence Starters - Academic Conversations”

by Fun To Teach
2nd - 5th Grade

Have you ever been in a situation where you wanted your students, especially your English learners, to have academic conversations, but they just weren’t doing it? I have struggled with teaching academic talk, and I found a few strategies that helped. I designed these ESL sentence frames to help ELLs students involved in classroom discussions.

This list of academic conversation starters covers:

  • stating an opinion
  • active listening
  • clarifying ideas
  • respectfully disagreeing

Remember don’t let your English newcomers sit in the corner.  English Language Learners (ELL) can join in on this practice.  Have your ELLs join in by acting out the concept, drawing their understanding of the content, or gesturing.

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Happy Teaching!

Lori Wolfe

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