Imagine Learning Strategy

Imagine Learning has a blog about Writing with English Learners.

Imagine Learning Writing with English Learners

This is just one strategy I found on their blog. This is very similar to the GLAD Sentence Patterning Chart! I hope you find this useful!

You’re familiar with the word wall—take it one step further to teach sentence structure. Place basic headings at the top of the wall: article, noun, verb. When your class learns a new word, write it on a blank card, and put it under the appropriate heading. You’ll start to form funny sentences as time goes on. Once students are familiar with the most basic sentences (like, The mouse laughed), add new headings: adjective, adverb, direct object, and prepositional phrase. Students will love creating new sentences, and pretty soon they won’t have to use the wall as their sentence reference.


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