Teaching Resource

Big Sentences by Little Learners: Emergent Syntax & Grammar

By Melinda Hinch (GECDSB) Last updated 2024/05/27
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Keen to build oral language in early childhood? These slide decks were created and generously shared by Melinda Hinch, a Speech-Language Pathologist in Greater Essex County DSB. Each deck follows a scope and sequence of syntax and grammar structures, and uses an explicit “I do it, We do it, You do it” framework to build syntax through engaging, explicit oral instruction.

Consider them a precursor to the Syntax Project slide decks for grades 1 and up!

Note – this resource links to a Google Folder with slide decks set to “View Only.” To modify, download or make copies.

Curriculum Connection

B1. Oral and Non-Verbal Communication
Oral language is foundational to all reading and writing! These slide decks support explicit instruction of oral syntax and grammar.
Grade(s): K
Topic(s): GrammarSyntax and Sentence Structure

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