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Writing Sentences with ELLs

Writing Sentences with ELLs

Writing a detailed sentence can be challenging for students learning English as a second or additional language. Beginning writers benefit from explicit instruction in writing sentences as well. Here are some strategies to help students improve their writing at the sentence level. For students who are still at the beginning levels of spelling, it is helpful to practice these skills out loud. Then, once they have more advanced spelling, they will be able to write more advanced sentences. Sentence Patterning…

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Creating a Writing Center for ELLs

Creating a Writing Center for ELLs

Students becoming better writers through practice. At the beginning levels,  ELLs benefit from copying words with pictures, making lists, and using sentence frames to write simple sentences. A writing center is one way to tools that support students writing. Picture Support A writing center is a great place to add in picture vocabulary support. You can use a poster, word wall cards, or a picture dictionary. A simple way is to set out a vocabulary folder and blank writing paper….

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