Practicing with sentence-level skills is not just for elementary school, as it benefits older students as well. Syntax is the link between sentence writing and sentence comprehending for learners of all ages.
In The Science of Reading: Syntax Matters, literacy specialist William Van Cleave returns to lead our discussion on syntax and how its study impacts both reading and writing. Mr. Van Cleave provides a brief overview of parts of speech and their functions, as well as sentence parts and the types of sentences they can create. He goes on to discuss lesson structures and sentence-level activities that are useful for embedding the study of syntax into the content of any subject area.
Syntax Matters is the eleventh course in the eighteen-hour Science of Reading learning path. It was recorded on March 2, 2019 at the Main Library in Little Rock, Arkansas.