Session objectives
This presentation is the property of its rightful owner.
Sponsored Links
1 / 15

Session Objectives PowerPoint PPT Presentation


  • 71 Views
  • Uploaded on
  • Presentation posted in: General

Session Objectives. Participants will increase their knowledge of: The importance of syntax and vocabulary as elements of text complexity. . Model for English Language Arts Common Core State Standards. Reading. Speaking & Listening. Language. Language. Writing. Vocabulary and Syntax.

Download Presentation

Session Objectives

An Image/Link below is provided (as is) to download presentation

Download Policy: Content on the Website is provided to you AS IS for your information and personal use and may not be sold / licensed / shared on other websites without getting consent from its author.While downloading, if for some reason you are not able to download a presentation, the publisher may have deleted the file from their server.


- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - E N D - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Presentation Transcript


Session objectives

Session Objectives

Participants will increase their knowledge of:

  • The importance of syntax and vocabulary as elements of text complexity.


Model for english language arts common core state standards

Model for English Language ArtsCommon Core State Standards

Reading

Speaking

& Listening

Language

Language

Writing

Florida Department of Education


Vocabulary and syntax

Vocabulary and Syntax

The educational implications of the measures of text difficulty include:

  • Single biggest predictor of student achievement is vocabulary and syntax.

  • Need to be addressed throughout schooling (kindergarten through 12th grade). Schools and districts should plan a coherent, intensive and systematic program for vocabulary and syntax.

  • Syntax is one of the most powerful predictors of difficulty.

  • Some features of text are more important than others—syntax and vocabulary are an example of two essential text features to pay particular attention to during instruction.


Exploring syntax

Exploring Syntax

Select a juicy, rich sentence(s) to

explore and post on chart paper or on an interactive SMART board.


Secondary example

Secondary Example


Practice with a partner

Practice with a Partner….

On the next slide, look at the posted sentence and the questions.

Deconstruct the sentence using the probes to guide your thinking.


Session objectives

Count the number of words.

What does this sentence mean?

Identify/underline the important nouns. Circle the important verbs. Tell us WHY you marked the noun or verb as important.

What is the purpose of the “” marks?

What do the ellipses mean?

Find the “juicy words” in the sentences and discuss their meaning.

What part of speech is Supreme Court?

Discuss the grammar – is it written in present tense? Past tense? How do you know?

Add a short sentence and compare and contrast the two sentences.

“When the founding fathers used this phrase in 1787, they did not have in mind the majority of America’s citizens…the men who gathered in Philadelphia in 1787 could not have imagined, nor would they have accepted, that the document they were drafting would one day be construed by a Supreme Court to which had been appointed a woman and the descendant of an African slave.”


Elementary example

Elementary Example


Syntax analyzing a sentence

Syntax- analyzing a sentence

What does this sentence mean?

Count the number of words.

Identify/underline the important nouns. Circle the important verbs. Tell us WHY you marked the noun or verb as important.

What is the purpose of the “” marks? What does the apostrophe in Ping’ssignal?


Syntax analyzing a sentence1

Syntax- analyzing a sentence

What does this sentence mean?

Count the number of words.

Identify/underline the important nouns. Circle the important verbs. Tell us WHY you marked the noun or verb as important.

What is the purpose of the “” marks? What do these marks signal?

Dogs are our “best friends,” but all the dogs in the world are descended from wolves that were domesticated more than ten thousand years ago.


Syntax analyzing a sentence2

Syntax- analyzing a sentence

What does this sentence mean?

Count the number of words.

Identify/underline the important nouns. Circle the important verbs. Tell us WHY you marked the noun or verb as important.

What is the purpose of the “” marks? What does the apostrophe in Ping’ssignal?

“I admire Ping’s great courage to appear before me with the empty truth, and now I reward him with my entire kingdom and make him emperor of all the land!”


Suffix or a person or thing who does the aforementioned

Suffix: /or/ - a person or thing who does the aforementioned

Success + or = successor


Word study successor suffix or a person or thing who does the aforementioned

Word Study – “successor”Suffix: /or/ - a person or thing who does the aforementioned

Discuss with the students the word meanings, then provide opportunities for students to sort a collection of words.

inspector actor

navigator aggressor

editor generator

debtor successor

creditor connector

counselor escalator

decorator propellor

governor conveyor

emperor


Possible steps exploring syntax

Possible Steps – Exploring Syntax

  • Write a long sentence on the board or chart paper.

    • Ask students, what do you think these sentences mean?

    • Count the number of words.

    • Compare the longer sentence versus the shorter sentence – discuss the differences. Ask why?

    • Find the “juicy words” in the sentences.

    • Discuss grammar – is it written in present tense? past tense?

    • Examine the punctuation. Why did the author use this comma?

    • Examine parts of speech within the sentence.

    • Add a short sentence and compare and contrast the two sentences.


School wide approach to vocabulary and syntax

School Wide Approach to Vocabulary and Syntax

  • Our school articulates essential vocabulary across the grades.

  • Students learn words relevant to important content areas; words they will encounter frequently in curriculum and instructional materials in the future.

  • Our school/district articulates the prefixes, suffixes and root words students will learn in each grade level.

  • Our school promotes wide reading and word consciousness.


  • Login