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Is It Good Teaching Practice to Use Sentence Starters? - 045 Teaching Middle School ELA

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As a long-time writing teacher and instructional coach, I’ve learned about this great debate among ELA educators: to provide sentence starters or to not provide sentence starters.  I’ve been shocked to hear that many teachers are very resistant to using sentence starters because they have the belief that sentence starters make students’ writing “too easy, too formulaic, or too boring.”
But I have one question for you. What’s the alternative? 
This episode dives deep into the benefits of using sentences starters and might even challenge some of your current beliefs surrounding them. 
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ebacademics.com/jugglingjustification
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As a long-time writing teacher and instructional coach, I’ve learned about this great debate among ELA educators: to provide sentence starters or to not provide sentence starters.  I’ve been shocked to hear that many teachers are very resistant to using sentence starters because they have the belief that sentence starters make students’ writing “too easy, too formulaic, or too boring.”
But I have one question for you. What’s the alternative? 
This episode dives deep into the benefits of using sentences starters and might even challenge some of your current beliefs surrounding them. 
Links mentioned in this episode:
ebacademics.com/jugglingjustification
Are you enjoying the podcast?
Tag us @ebacademics and let us know which episode you're listening to!
Make sure to Subscribe and leave us a Review!
Your review helps us reach even more middle school ELA teachers just like you! It would mean so much to us. To leave a review in iTunes, click HERE and scroll down to Rating and Reviews. Click on "Write a Review" and let us know how this podcast is helping you in your ELA classroom!
Other episodes you might enjoy:
Constructive Criticism: How to Change Your Mindset and Be Open to Feedback Mini Literary Analysis Writing PD: Hooking Your Students

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