Sentence Starters give students the first few words to a written response to help them jump-start their thoughts and answer the question. They also help save time for students who struggle with typing and spelling. Thirdly, they help students learn how to restate the question.
There is one starter for each part of the question. For example, "Who was your favorite character and why?" will have two sentence starters. They might be "My favorite character was..." and "I liked this character best because..."
Note: Sentence starters are currently available for quiz questions only.
You can turn sentence starters on or off by clicking Edit Goals on your Teacher Dashboard or on the Goals tab of your Data page, then selecting On/Off in the Sentence Starters drop-down option:
In Whooo's Reading Silver or Gold, sentence starters can be turned on or off for specific students: