Sentence Analysis – Moving Forward

During this video the students were analyzing and identifying a compound sentence.  I first learned about analyzing sentences in this manner when I listened to Michael Clay Thompson at a seminar.  I was fascinated.  The students are really able to make better sense of how this all works together when they see all the pieces in action.  Every sentence is new, but the structures become recognizable … as do the subjects and predicates … and all of the rest of it.  I compare it to listening to an orchestra and talking about the role of the various instruments and how they complement each other…. and all while the orchestra is playing.  We are listening and making sense of it at the same time.

4 thoughts on “Sentence Analysis – Moving Forward

  1. It has been so boring at home all day. But today I finished my poster board for the science fair. I will be back in school tomorrow all healthy!

    The non-sick kid, at least for now,
    -Haden 🙂

  2. Haden,

    I’m sorry you’ve been sick. We missed having you among us. How about analyzing this sentence:

    Haden missed three days of school because he was sick!

    Hope to see you on Monday,

    Mrs. Steven

  3. I remember when we analyzed that sentence. That was the day before I got sick 🙁 . Have you guys analyzed any sentences since I got sick? I really miss doing them. Maybe I’ll have my parents write one out for me so I can analyze it.

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