The guidance outlines some ideas for fostering conversations around “juicy sentences.” The juicy sentence is a strategy developed by Dr. Lily Wong Fillmore, specifically to address the needs of ELLs and accessing complex text, and it is a tool that is useful for helping all students learn to deconstruct and reconstruct sentences, and to understand how different language features contribute to meaning. The guidance includes:
- Information on the value of juicy sentence work for supporting access to complex text for all students
- A checklist of considerations for selecting a sentence for juicy sentence work
- An annotated exemplar sentence
- A model process
More information about Dr. Lily Wong Fillmore’s work can be found in this article.