It has a set of six printable dice to help kids get their creative juices flowing when it comes to writing sentences, paragraphs and stories. You can make these dice with interesting sentence starters that change every time the dice get rolled!
These printables have six DIY dice: two subject dice, two verb dice and two predicate dice.
Signal words are those words and phrases that clue in the reader or listener to the purpose of the message.
Each of these ideas will be explored in more detail in sections that follow.
These include giving and understanding directions, sharing our needs and likes, asking and answering questions, describing the world around us, and more.
Each language function has related forms, or of varying complexity.
Academic language is much more than just the vocabulary of the subject area being taught.
It includes understanding and being able to produce complex sentences utilizing the key vocabulary of the subject area as well as functional words and phrases that show comparison, sequencing, description, cause and effect, and more.
These forms are the structure of language and include the complexity of the sentences as well as specific signal words that indicate the language function.
Some language functions appear more frequently in the study of academic subjects, including compare and contrast, sequencing, and asking questions.