Syntax: Knowledge to Practice

By Margie Bussman Gillis & Nancy Chapel Eberhardt Last updated 2024/05/27


This book, from the Literacy How Professional Learning Series, covers relevant research, knowledge that educators need, activities, assessment and information on selecting and using texts to support syntax instruction in the classroom. Classroom educators from K-3 and those who provide intervention for older learners would benefit from this book, which is also informative professional development for teachers who may not have previously learned about syntax and how to teach it.

Curriculum Connection

B2. Language Foundations for Reading and Writing B3. Language Conventions for Reading and Writing D2. Creating Texts
Syntax is an important feature of the 2023 Ontario Language Curriculum and plays a role in Strand B (Foundations of Language), Strand C (Comprehension: Understanding and Responding to Texts) and Strand D (Composition: Expressing Ideas and Creating Texts). Syntax and grammar are major components of the Language Conventions Continuum For Reading and Writing, Overall Expectation B3.
Grade(s): K 1 2 3
Topic(s): GrammarSyntax and Sentence StructureWriting

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