08. The Syntax Attuned Educator | 2022 Literacy Symposium

Speaking: Dr. Margie B. Gillis

Access all of the sessions at https://pattanliteracysymposium22.sched.com/ 08. The Syntax Attuned Educator: Supporting Students’ Ability to Comprehend and Write Sentences 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.