When we heard that Whooo’s Reading was hard for certain students, we ran the idea of adding sentence starters by many teachers and received lots of good feedback.
Here’s how it works:
- There is one starter for each part of the question. For example, "Who was your favorite character? Why?" will have two sentence starters.
- Sentence starters are for quiz questions, depending on Academic Level. K-3rd grade have starters for both quiz questions, 4th-6th grade have starters for the first quiz question, and 7th-8th grade do not have starters.
- You can adjust each student's Academic Level to change the questions and sentence starters they see, so your class can be fully differentiated.
We are confident this will be impactful to those of you who find that Whooo’s Reading is too difficult. Sentence starters take the work out of typing longer responses and help students organize their thoughts. This allows students to focus on sharing their own ideas and demonstrating they understood the text.