• Levels

    Syntax Challenges

    Suggestions for Instruction

     

    A-I

     

    • how italicized or bolded words can change meaning to text
    • identify reasons for italics
    • sentence and passage practice with italics and bolded words

     C+

    • reading dialogue and recognizing who is speaking (split, unassigned)
    • highlight dialogue in passages with different colors to visualize the conversation of characters
    • lessons on split and unassigned dialogue
    • practice reading dialogue of two characters with a partner

     C+

    • confused by pronouns such as “he” and “she”
    • identify pronouns in sentences and passages and mark them back to antecedents
    • lessons on use of antecedents

     E+

    • understanding longer compound, complex and series sentences
    • teach five sentence patterns and practice reading them for comprehension
    • track pronouns with antecedents

     

    N+

     

    • recognizing flashback in a story
    • Timeline a story tracking the flashbacks and their significance
    • notice verb tenses

     K+

    • figurative language in text
    • context clues for clarity
    • pinpoint figurative language in texts and discuss meaning
    • use word/know word

     M+

    • distinguishing between internal and external dialogue of characters
    • highlight internal and external dialogue in passages with different colors to visualize the conversation of characters
    • provide passages with internal and external dialogue of characters