Syntax: Somewhere between Words and Text

By Nancy Chapel Eberhardt Last updated 2024/05/27
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In this International Dyslexia Association Perspectives article, Nancy Chapel Eberhardt discusses instructional practices to teach grammar and syntax with a focus that will increase the reader’s understanding of complex texts. This article will give educators examples of how to use a Function-Based Instructional Approach in their classrooms, including sentence expansion, using because but so, and sentence combining.

Curriculum Connection

B3. Language Conventions for Reading and Writing C2. Comprehension Strategies
This article supports the teaching/learning of B3.1 Syntax and Sentence Structure, B3.2 Grammar, and C1.1 Using Foundational Knowledge and Skills to Comprehend Texts. This resource supports educators on how to use a Function-Based Instructional Approach to teach syntax and sentence structure. 
Grade(s): 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Topic(s): ComprehensionGrammarSyntax and Sentence Structure

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  1. Many implications for how educators teach grammar and syntax. Important to think about how to make the abstract more concrete through explicit, evidence-based strategies.

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