Talking In Sentences
Suitable for ages 4-10.
Use this book to help those students who’d rather nod or shrug their shoulders, use single words, or wait for you to talk for them instead of...Talking in Sentences! Over 50 syntax elements are presented on two pages, a picture page for the student and a guide page for teachers. Students become familiar with the same 14 characters who are shown throughout the book and named in the sentence targets. Teachers become comfortable using the same basic format for each lesson. Best of all, lessons result in students generating their own correctly formulated sentences!
Students will construct sentences using
• descriptive phrases
• adverb phrases
• various verb tenses
• conditional clauses
• indirect objects
• and much, much more.
Here’s how it works. Each lesson:
• Introduce target in conversational sentences
• Model the target in receptive language tasks
• Prompt a student by giving a starting point of and the content within each sentence
• Reinforce a student's use of targets in less structured, conversational sentences talking about their own experiences.
Teachers and students are comfortable using this familiar format as they work toward more and more complex sentences. It’s easy to demonstrate this method to parents and classroom teachers who are also trying to encourage students to use sentences.