Complex Sentences | Tips & Materials

Tackling complex sentences is a new adventure for me. I've often been one to "ignore" syntax for other goals, especially in the upper grades when reading comprehension, context clues, and higher order thinking has become so vitally (and very tangibly important). The...

Categories | Tips & Materials

If you've been keeping up with the blog over the last few weeks, you'll know that I've been writing about the language processing hierarchy. If you've forgotten, the language processing hierarchy looks something like this: and is directly related to our Common Core...

Word Associations | Tips & Materials

I recently wrote about the first couple steps in the language processing hierarchy, labeling or naming objects and ideas and functions. If you've forgotten, the language processing hierarchy looks something like this: and is directly related to our Common Core State...

Object Functions | Tips & Materials

Teaching students distinguish between what an object is, what an object does, what an object is made of, what an object is grouped with, etc… are all important and vital aspects of helping students build a lexicon that has incredible depth, rather than just extending its breadth.