In this short 15-minute webinar Melissa Skinner, an elementary teacher, will share how she uses writing frames to support her English Language Learners (ELL) and her struggling students. She will be covering the following:
- How sentence frames can be used during guided reading to give students authentic writing opportunities and to use academic language (compare/contrast, agree/disagree etc).
- How sentence frames can be used when having kids share answers in groups or with partners.
- How writing frames can be used to give students a template to record their thoughts and ideas when they are not sure when to start or they don't have the literacy skills to do the work independently.
Melissa Skinner is an elementary school teacher in Edmonton with 15 years experience in the classroom. She is part of a district English Language Learners Cohort group that works to find supports for those students who do not speak English as their first language. She is passionate about literacy and giving all students the opportunity to show their learning at whatever level they are working.