It is often used in writing to talk about the past in a misty-eyed, sentimental way. When I was young I used to go fishing. I used to have a cat.
Traditional grammar practice cannot allow us to understand the relationship between words and sentences so thoroughly.
I think my students will be willing to spend 10 minutes drawing the diagrams. Every time I checked my work against the answer key, I felt nervous. I felt tremendous pride when I got them right! To most of them, learning English was merely a requirement for school. They kept getting discouraged from negative results when they did try to study.
When we first started sentence diagramming, the students found the approach new and interesting. The course has increased their motivation and confidence.
After taking the Diagramming Grammar course my scores in both reading and grammar improved over points! Nowadays, these obstacles seem much less frustrating. Slowly, I realized I can understand original text in English.
A few days ago, I came across some long sentences I used to have difficulty understanding. I can understand them now! Experts trace the origin of sentence diagramming back to Two professors at the Brooklyn Polytechnical Institute, Alonzo Reed and Brainerd Kellogg, put forth the notion that students would better learn sentence structure if they could see the sentence as a graphic whole.
They developed this notion as an improvement on the work of Stephen Watkins Clark who in devised a workable, if somewhat cumbersome, system of sentence analysis involving bubbles.
However, sentence diagramming spread well beyond the USA, and so a very similar system is taught in many European countries. In Europe, some linguists saw an opportunity to make the diagrams even better.
His innovation was the stemma, which looked rather like Reed-Kellogg diagrams but culminated in a single top node for the root verb. Hudson, Lexicon Valley, Danish researchers are developing tools to apply the latest linguistic research to the teaching of grammar in school.
Sentence diagramming is still taught today and has its fervent defenders.
Rediscovering the Benefits of Sentence Diagramming The use of graphic organizers is now standard practice across all academic areas. These tools allow the student to see the organic whole of a structure and at the same time examine the parts in relation to that whole.
Sentence diagrams early graphic organizers were ahead of their time in helping teachers meet the needs of students with varying strengths and deficiencies. Rediscovering these marvelous tools and updating them for the technology-driven 21st century allows students to develop visual literacy while using the hands-on interactive software to master the complexities of comprehending advanced academic text at a high level.
Visual Aids Grammar is an abstract concept that is not easily grasped by traditional instruction. The use of a sentence diagram helps the visual learner identify the key features of a sentence.
Once these features are "marked" by the learner, they are easier to acquire when they appear in new sentences.
Chunked Learning The most efficient method of expediting learning is through minimizing content into smaller bundles that can be mastered before moving to the next learning task.
To accomplish this, non-essential words must be weeded out so the student can focus on key words. Sentence diagramming makes the key words easier to identify. Staged Learning All humans are reward driven.
When we receive a "prize" for an interim accomplishment, we are more likely to keep at the task until we have mastered the entire process. Sentence diagramming by its structure and process involves this staged learning with rewards at every level.
It is not a game per se, but it has the features of a puzzle and the provides the satisfaction that comes with solving a puzzle. It is also necessary for joining the dialog of all recorded human history. Higher-level literacy allows an all-access pass to the realms of literary imagination, scientific inquiry, and information transfer across time and space.Focused on the Future.
Sentence Analytics is a learning software company dedicated to improving literacy and grammar skills for K students. Founded on the belief that sentence diagramming absolutely works and that its effectiveness has been consistently proven over time, our company has created a software that increases students’ ability to comprehend increasingly complex language.
This worksheet is meant for adults or older teens. The students are going to read a short text about travelling and then have to answer questions about the text and their preferences when travelling. LISTENING TEST In the Listening test, you will be asked to demonstrate how well you understand spoken English.
The entire Listening test will last approximately 45 minutes. Photos are a great way for promoting discussion in the ESL classroom, and here's a selection I put together for my EM Normandie students.
The original idea was to use the photos to practise Part One of the TOEIC Listening and Reading exam, where candidates see a photo, hear four statements about it, and have to choose the one that best describes the picture.
The Lexile Framework for Reading is an educational tool that uses a measure called a Lexile to match readers with books, articles and other leveled reading resources. Readers and books are assigned a score on the Lexile scale, in which lower scores reflect easier readability for books and lower reading ability for readers.
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