Writing Topics

SENTENCE FRAMES

Benefits of Using Sentence Frames for discussion

a. Saunders, W. & Goldenberg, C. (1992). Effects of instructional conversations on transition students' concept development. Revised version of the paper presented at the annual meeting of American Educational Research Association. (in the resource list at http://www.colorincolorado.org/article/13347/) 

b. Hill, J. & Flynn, K. (2006). Classroom instruction that works with English language learners. Mid-continent Research for Education and Learning (McREL). http://www.ascd.org/publications/books/106009.aspx

c. Kinsella, Kate (2008). Developing academic language using sentence frames.  Keynote presentation made at the 6th Annual Academic Success Conference and provided in video format sponsored by the Santa Clara County of the Office of Education http://www.sccoe.k12.ca.us/depts/ci/ela/



Sentence Frames for interpreting, persuading, and identifying cause/effect

a. Zwiers, H. (2006). Integrating academic language, thinking, and content: Learning scaffolds for non-native speakers in the middle grades. Journal of English for Academic Purposes, 5(4), 317-332. 
b. Zwiers, J. (2008). Building academic language: Essential practices for content classrooms. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.

Supporting the use of writing frames
a. Graff, G. & Birkenstein, C. (2006). "They Say/I Say”: The Moves That Matter in Academic Writing.

SHORTER FORMS of Writing
Short Story Lesson Plans 
This site Lesson Planet has some interesting resources that will keep your planning fresh.

Flash Fiction
Here is a good article on how to get started writing flash fiction. A site that provides examples is http://flashfictiononline.com/main/