The 3 Jobs of a LAFS Student
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Sorting promotes higher level thinking skills by requiring students to synthesize information and classify it by attributes. The purpose in using sorting as a writing strategy is to help students organize previously taught content into a framework or structure for essay writing. This is an excellent strategy to integrate with science and social studies content. The following pictures represent sorts for the primary grades.
The ELA Standards demand that students write with a variety of sentence structures. The "Mentor Sentence" strategy provides students with models of advanced sentence structures. Through this strategy, students are encouraged to mimic published authors' writings by using the mentor sentence to practice writing new sentences across content areas. Check out the examples below!