Syntax: Somewhere between Words and Text

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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

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. 

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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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