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Signal Words

Signal Words

WHAT IS IT AND HOW CAN IT HELP?

Signal Words are cross-curricular academic words and phrases that signal certain types of text structure (e.g., compare/contrast, sequence, description, cause/effect). Providing English learners with explicit instruction on signal words builds their academic vocabulary and allows them to access and create nonfiction text. Watch as SIOP® author Marilyn Amy Washam explains how to create language objectives that target students' meaningful, structured use of Signal Words.

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