Syntactic control is a necessary skill for quality writing and a needed knowledge for all writers who communicate in a specific language system. However, syntactic control is challenging for developing writers and for second-language learners. Instructionally, usually at the editing stage, attention is given to the syntax and grammatical clarity of a paper prior to it getting published or shared. The purpose of this paper is to explain specific practices that can support sentence construction. Specifically, evidence-based practices that refer to sentence combining and sentence expansion are explained and specific examples are shared. Implications for classroom practice are further discussed.
Traga Philippakos, Zoi A.
"Sentence Construction: Supporting Elementary Students’ Editing Skills,"
The Language and Literacy Spectrum: Vol. 29
, Article 3.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.buffalostate.edu/lls/vol29/iss1/3