Sunday, August 18, 2013

Matching UP Sentences

I just made these tasks cards so that my students can practice writing sentences at a center.  There are 34 different sentences in Spanish that students match with the corresponding pictures. After students match the sentences, they can write them on a separate piece of paper or on a whiteboard. These are great for centers or Daily 5 tasks.

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Pattern Sentences and Sentence Frames

There is a process on how teach second language learners to write. I still remember Marla Fernandez teaching me back in the day the importance of sentence frames and pattern sentences. Why? We need to build automaticity in reading and WRITING. Most language learners are anxious because they can't write in the second language. Why not create independence by having them practice reading and writing pattern sentences and sentence frames?

Here is an example of what I've started since day 1 in my classroom. Can they write independently now?? YES!!! Now most of my students are ready to learn how to write stories. Starting NARRATIVE NEXT WEEK!!