2022 PaTTAN Literacy Symposium

08. The Syntax Attuned Educator: Supporting Students’ Ability to Comprehend and Write Sentences

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Session Dates

Tuesday June 14, 2022 10:00 AM - 11:15 AM - Webinar

Syntactic knowledge, the ability to understand a variety of grammatical structures within the context of a sentence, supports students’ comprehension of text. This session presents research on syntax and explains its critical role in comprehending complex text. Armed with this understanding, educators learn how to teach their students the functions of sentence parts—words, phrases, and clauses—in order to show them how to unpack the meaning of sentences they encounter in text. (k-5)

Target Audience

Elementary Educators, Secondary Educators, Special Education Teachers, Speech Language Practitioners, School Leaders/Administrators, Reading Specialists, Teachers of English Language Learners, Literacy Coaches, Instructional Support Team Members, School Psychologists, Pre-Service Teachers, Higher Education Instructors, Paraprofessionals, and Families

Topics Covered: Literacy

Reasonable efforts will be made to accommodate individuals who have special needs as addressed by the Americans with Disabilities Act and who need assistance at this event. Contact: Kelly Kapp, at 717-901-2271, or kkapp@pattan.net.

Event Info

Event Type:



Dr. Margie B. Gillis

Event Contact:


Kelly Kapp

Content Contact:

Pam Kastner

Additional Info

Download a PDF of the SYMPOSIUM SCHEDULE here: